Protecting medical devices from cybersecurity threats

Medical devices capable of transmitting health information and connecting to Michigan Medicine’s networks offer improvements to the effective delivery of patient care, but they also may introduce privacy and security concerns. Michigan Medicine’s Information Assurance (IA) program has been raising awareness of these concerns and developing new approaches to address these vulnerabilities.

As a major step, Michigan Medicine is partnering with CyberMDX, a leader in health care threat prevention, to provide a “touchless” security solution that will monitor, analyze and categorize the vulnerabilities posed by connected medical devices. The state-of-art partner offers constant monitoring, providing a kind of “cybercrime shield” poised to identify any unusual or suspicious behavior.

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