– Medical device security and management solution Medigate is teaming up with Cerner to make it easier for healthcare organizations to establish and maintain strong network security, manage medical device security risks, and keep operations intact.
– The average hospital room has nearly 15 to 20 devices that can connect to the cloud and apps. This is exactly why device security and healthcare technology must work together to ensure the protection of the most sensitive and valuable data.
Medigate, dedicated medical device security and asset management solution, today announced it’s joining forces with Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare technology company, to make it easier for healthcare organizations to establish and maintain strong network security , manage medical device security risks and keep operations intact.
Growing Importance Protecting Hospital Networks & Connected Devices from Cyberterrorists
During the next decade, the total number of IoT devices is expected to grow from 10 billion to 50 billion – that’s an astronomical surge, as well as a challenge for healthcare organizations to ensure their networks and connected devices are protected from cyber-thieves. This is exactly why device security and healthcare technology must work together to ensure the protection of the most sensitive and valuable of data. Today, the average hospital room has nearly 15 to 20 devices that can connect to the cloud and apps, which is the driving cause of the Medigate and Cerner partnership.
Medigate/Cerner Partnership Details
For clients that choose to implement Medigate’s medical device security and asset management, Cerner’s team of cybersecurity experts will be equipped to help accurately inventory IoT and IoMT environments and support creation of effective clinical-based policies that help protect all connected devices and reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Cerner will also offer remediation services to stifle attacks, supporting organizations to get back on track in the event of a cyberattack.
Together, Medigate and Cerner will provide hospitals and health systems with in-depth visibility into its security with continuous, unobtrusive monitoring of network activity to create a current, detailed medical and IoT device inventory. The in-depth visibility the Medigate solution delivers, coupled with the deep expertise Cerner offers, makes it easy to identify potential security risks and support an appropriate response to effectively protect the integrity and privacy of the clinical network. The platform also supports pre-emptive measures, supporting appropriate remediation to mitigate threats and keep the delivery of patient care safe.
“With IDC estimating about 41.6 billion IoT devices in the field by 2025, it is extremely important that healthcare organizations have more visibility and control over what’s going on in their clinical network – and that needs to include medical devices and IoT devices,” said Jonathan Langer, CEO of Medigate. “Cerner has spent the last 40 years connecting people and systems within the healthcare industry. Working together will help thousands of health systems establish and maintain better control, to protect their data, ongoing operations and, ultimately, patient care.”