With an increasing number of medical devices connecting to the Internet, the idea of a connected healthcare sphere becomes more interesting. Several software, service, and product companies are showing interest in connecting devices with a view to make their primary product or service more achievable.
IoT devices provide many benefits for different stakeholders, most notably improved healthcare for patients, efficiency and cost savings for the manufacturer and real time monitoring for healthcare professionals. However, there are risks associated with connecting medical devices to the Internet. The good news is there are ways to mitigate them, which will be addressed in this guide.
This guide provides an overview of connected or IoT medical devices, their benefits and risks, real life use cases and best practice security guidelines.