Spiralling cost is admittedly a key issue for the healthcare sector, increasingly forcing the industry toward an outcome-based (value-based) delivery model in which money changes hands based on improved patient health outcomes and this applies to just about everyone’s paycheck: doctors, nurses, midwives, medical imaging facilities, radiologists, labs, hospitals, and urgent care clinics. With more data, comes new responsibilities. As intelligent medical devices start “talking” to each other, there is a risk of cybercriminals potentially hijacking patients’ personally identifiable information (PII) to commit fraud. The risk is very real, and robust security measures are certainly required to secure against damning data breaches. Moreover, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) holds medical device manufacturers responsible for identifying risks, including those related to cybersecurity, associated with their devices.

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