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Hospitals and clinicians are pushing back against any assertion that they share equal responsibility with product manufacturers for cybersecurity of legacy connected medical devices. Manufacturers should be required to bear more responsibility, health-care provider groups told US House lawmakers. Device-makers, however, argue it is unreasonable to expect them to support security on their products indefinitely.
Message To US Congress: Know What Cybersecurity Tools You Have, Share What You Know, Untie Our Hands
Responding to US lawmakers on how to tackle cybersecurity threats to medical devices and the health-care system, device firms, hospitals, provider groups and other stakeholders listed recommendations on creating inventories, sharing information and amending laws.
As US FDA has been on a quest to encourage gathering more real-world data, companies like Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson seem to be hopping on the bandwagon with partnerships to gather and analyze how their products really perform.
After Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen seemed to confirm plans for a floor vote on the medical device excise tax repeal before August, medical device lobby groups say they are rallying to get the deal done before it gets pushed off the agenda by the upcoming US Supreme Court nomination process.
Two giants of their own industries are bringing together their distinct specialties to offer cybersecurity management for health-care providers. With IBM's tech know-how and Aramark's hospital technology maintenance experience, the companies say they're a formidable force against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
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