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Reimagining remote patient monitoring

Telemedicine, or telehealth, enables health-care providers to deliver care via technology and, in many cases, virtually via a telehealth software app that is accessible on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. But it is much more than that now with wellness trackers that can be integrated into a patient’s health-care records and remote patient monitoring (RPM)…

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Smart Solutions To Improve Patient Compliance

Numerous studies have explored the challenge of helping patients adhere to their medication regimens. One promising solution is “smart” medication blister packs with embedded sensors that enable caregivers to remotely monitor if—and when—doses are removed. But they can only be used if they are cyber-hardened against today’s dangerous and ever-evolving cybersecurity risks.

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Protecting Industry 4.0 assets in the IoT

IoT technology is central to Industry 4.0 in applications ranging from indoor asset location awareness and consignment inventory management to retail item tracking and full, 360˚ track-and-trace processes. Hardware-based, or device, security in these and other applications is often neglected. This is particularly dangerous as the industry seeks to control processes using commercial smartphones, which…

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Preventing connected medical devices from threatening security

In the rapidly expanding Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), many connected devices unintentionally create life-threatening security risks and jeopardise hospital operations. From decades-old legacy hospital equipment to the latest implantable products controlled by smartphones, these devices share common vulnerabilities. But while many mistakenly believe that IoMT security requires that each of these devices incorporate built-in…

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Protecting hospitals from supply-chain counterfeits and other security threats

Chief security officers and other stakeholders protecting the integrity of healthcare organization supply chains face growing challenges. Thirdwayv’s Vinay Gokhale, VP of Business Development, shares in this article in Security Magazine how smarter, connected supply chains carrying a flow of smarter, connected devices may simplify management and improve efficiency, but they also bring security risks…

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Multi-Layered Security is Best Antidote Against Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Cyberattacks

The chronic security ills of connected medical devices have now become a progressive, systemic disease during the pandemic as practitioners grow increasingly reliant on remote patient monitoring, telemedicine and other long-distance IoMT-based care models. Threats abound inside the hospital, too, including those related to legacy wired Ethernet medical systems ranging from anesthesia machines and MRIs…

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How to Protect Hospitals from Consignment Counterfeits and Other Threats in Today’s Internet of Medical Things

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) technology is central to healthcare delivery in applications ranging from connected implantable devices to streamlining the supply chain. Device security in these and other applications is often neglected, which is particularly dangerous as the industry moves to an Internet of Things (IoT) device command-and-control model. Using commercial smartphones with built-in…

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Internet of Medical Things: Combatting Connected Health Security Threats

The healthcare industry increasingly relies on IoT networks to securely connect a growing variety of medical devices and equipment. These connected devices are transforming processes and the continuum of care in applications ranging from a hospital’s consignment inventory management to remotely controlling insulin pumps, heart-rate monitors, and other implantable devices using smartphones…

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New Products and Services: November 2020 Medical Design Briefs

Thirdwayv, Irvine, CA, has added a new solution to its family of connectivity and security-by-design building blocks for deploying mission-critical commercial and enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SeamlessConnect solution ensures that IoT devices can continuously send and receive data from the cloud. Designed to improve connectivity of an IoT system, it can be…

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Making Connected Health Safe and Secure Under Smartphone Control

The security of insulin pumps, heart-rate monitors and other medical devices that are connected in Internet of Things (IoT) Systems is often simply assumed to exist. An equally dangerous mistake is to believe adequate security is prohibitively expensive to add, especially as a growing percentage of connected health systems move under smartphone control. Solution providers…

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Protecting Patients and Their Data from Cyberattacks Aimed at Their Connected Health Devices

The security of connected health technology is often assumed to exist when it does not, or considered to be prohibitively expensive or complex, or, worst of all, relegated to an afterthought. This is dangerous thinking, especially as the industry increasingly moves to a smartphone-based command-and-control model for these safety-critical applications…

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Are designers taking IoT security seriously enough?

Vinay Gokhale, vice president business development, Thirdwayv, believes the security of connected health-care devices is, in too many instances, not considered carefully enough. What’s worse, he said, is some solution providers believe that security simply cannot be implemented cost-effectively. Mitigating security threats in connected health-care devices can be achieved through a multi-layered, security-by-design approach that minimizes cost…

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Solving the security challenge in connected health-care devices

Connecting insulin pumps, heart-rate monitors, and other medical devices in the IoT has transformed patient care. But the security of these solutions is, in too many instances, not considered carefully enough. Worse, some solution providers believe that security simply cannot be implemented cost-effectively. This becomes particularly dangerous thinking as the industry moves to a command-and-control…

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How to protect connected medical devices from cyberattack

No one doubts that connecting medical devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) has delivered many benefits that have dramatically improved patient care. These devices, from insulin pumps to heart-rate monitors, have become critical elements in the continuum of care. But their benefits risk becoming liabilities if the security of these connected medical devices is…

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Thirdwayv SeamlessConnect improves IoT system availability and control

Thirdwayv announced it has added the SeamlessConnect solution to its family of connectivity and security-by-design building blocks for deploying mission-critical commercial and enterprise Internet of Thing (IoT) applications The SeamlessConnect solution ensures IoT devices can continuously send and receive data from the cloud, and works seamlessly with Thirdwayv’s SecureConnectivity solution for connecting and protecting wireless, safety-critical…

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Thirdwayv’s SeamlessConnect ™ Solution Ensures High-Reliability Cloud Communication for Mission-Critical IoT System Devices

Thirdwayv, a leading provider of end-to-end connectivity and security solutions for IoT applications, today announced it has added the SeamlessConnect ™ solution to its family of connectivity and security-by-design building blocks for deploying mission-critical commercial and enterprise Internet of Thing (IoT) applications. The SeamlessConnect solution ensures IoT devices can continuously send and receive data from the cloud,…

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A Prescription for Curing Connected Medical Device Security

Connected medical devices have enabled doctors to improve patient diagnoses and treatment, remotely monitor chronic diseases and cut costs while enhancing care outcomes among many other benefits. However, the more devices that are connected means the more targets there are for attackers who want to remotely take over, reprogram and/or disable a device, steal its…

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Security by design

Most of today’s medical devices were built without security in mind. The level of risk posed by these devices depends on their designs and the associated clinical workflows. For instance, heart defibrillators, insulin pumps, and glucose meters can be wirelessly hijacked and reprogrammed. Other device vulnerabilities are exploited by diabetes patients who are exploring new…

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