Session ID: 

Mitigating the Next Generation of Risk: Connected Devices

4:15pm - 5:15pm Tuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


With the significant increase in innovative, connected medical devices becoming part of patient care, Information Technology and Clinical Engineering are no longer mutually exclusive disciplines within the clinical setting; rather, they are out of necessity a fully integrated continuum in the integrated chain of patient care. Insuring the security and integrity of information and technology assets in the hospital data center is well understood; however, the practice of securing and protecting the ever-expanding range of connected medical devices that interact directly with the patient is not as well understood and is fraught with a range of additional and unique challenges. This session will describe the similarities and differences in securing information and technology and clinical assets and will outline a model to protect connected medical devices from malicious intent.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Contrast practices in management of IT assets to that of connected medical devices in the clinical setting
  • Identify opportunities to improve the management of and security for connected medical devices in the clinical setting
  • Describe a programmatic approach to managing the safety and security of connected medical devices
  • Describe the benefits of an end to end approach of securing both IT assets in conjunction with connected medical devices


IBM Technology Support Services (TSS) Global Business Line Executive for Healthcare,
IBM Corporation
Business Development Executive/CTO IBM TSS Healthcare North America,


Chief Quality, Chief Clin Transformation Officer
Clinical Engineering Professional