ABI Research’s Securing Medical Devices Technology Analysis Report analyzes the current risks posed by medical devices, noting various security issues, potential vulnerabilities, and the threat landscape. It reviews implementation mechanisms and efforts in medical device cybersecurity and safety. The final section looks at how the healthcare ecosystem is responding to the issues and the vendors driving change.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
When the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, among the law's many provisions was the establishment of formal regulations designed to protect the confidentiality and security of patient information. In addition to mandating new policies and procedures, the HIPAA security regulations require mechanisms for controlling access to patient data on healthcare providers' information technology (IT) systems.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.