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Could Medical Device Security Depend Upon Clinicians?

Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare
By Megan Headley
May 6, 2019

While IT departments and manufacturers are pushing for patches and security upgrades, the ongoing threat is leading to new demands to build clinician awareness of this problem. If hackers turn from data to deadly consequences, physicians and nursing staff need to be aware that a ­life-saving medical device could actually be what puts a patient’s life in jeopardy.