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Medical infrastructures are getting more and more complex, creating a demand for health care IT monitoring solutions than ensure perfect functioning of the devices, and their connection to the classical IT. We cover everything there is available on the markets for Health Care IT monitoring solutions, best practices, tools and vendors.
The digital revolution in healthcare continues apace and the demand for data is higher than ever. A study by Canadian consultancy RBC Capital Markets, released in December 2021, shows that in 2010, the world’s total data storage capacity was approximately 487 exabytes. By 2025, that same volume will be created every two days.Approximately 30% of the world’s data volume is generated by the healthcare sector. By 2025, the annual growth rate of healthcare data will reach 36%. This is 10% faster than financial services and 11% faster than media and entertainment.This data is generated in two different ways. First, through the large heterogeneous networks spread across different locations in the healthcare organization.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Cybersecurity Program recently published a guide on the risks and mitigation tactics for dealing with cyber insider threats in healthcare settings – so-called insiders with access to assets or privileged information.The guide classifies the types of insider threats as careless or negligent employees, malicious agents (insiders), internal actors, disgruntled employees and outsourcers.The handbook warns that even though most companies invest more resources to combat malicious insiders, it is more common for threats to come from negligent employees. According to the 2020 report on insider threats published by Ponemon, they account for 62 per cent of all incidents, ahead of malicious insiders and...
The patient monitoring device market is projected to reach $55.1 billion by 2025, according to Markets and Markets. The integration of monitoring technologies into smartphones and wireless devices is a key trend in patient care, resulting in the introduction of remote monitoring systems, mobile cardiac telemetry devices, mobile personal digital assistant (PDA) systems, wireless ambulatory EEG recorders, and ambulatory event monitors.HMS includes it all: from personal devices to medical and imaging devices. In recent years, rising healthcare spending, especially in hospital settings, has shifted the focus to alternative methods of treatment, such as home healthcare.
Vulnerabilities recently found in software used by medical equipment could lead to failures in hospital control systems. The warning came from researchers at Forescout Research Labs who identified problems in the Nucleus TCP/IP stack, which handles the basic communication in networks and is widely used, for example, in anesthesia machines, ventilators, patient monitors, and other healthcare devices.The vulnerabilities allow remote code execution or denial of service attacks. Three of the 13 breaches are considered critical, with Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) scores of 9.8 and 8.8. This ranking analyses the key characteristics of a vulnerability and produces a numerical score that reflects its severity (between 0 and 10).
The global digital health market is experiencing a boom: with spectacular growth, it could reach $660 billion by 2025. Investors have poured an unprecedented amount of money into the sector in 2020, a year of record funding for startups in the area. Among the 399 healthcare executives heard in a recent Accenture study, 81% said the pace of their organizations' digital transformation is accelerating.
One segment that has been growing strongly is digital therapeutics (DTx), defined Digital Therapeutics Alliance as a "new category of medicine," characterized by delivering medical interventions directly to patients using wearable devices, sensors, and evidence-based software to treat, manage and prevent a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders.