Blockchain: the future of medical device data security?

Med-Tech News

Pavel Novik

With the ongoing advancement of the medical IoT, hospitals get equipped with more and more medical devices. They not only play a role in diagnosing, preventing, and curing diseases; they also continuously gather vital patient data and transmit it to clinical information systems.

On the one hand, this technology facilitates treatment and automates laborious data management workflows, but on the other, it came to be the most common target of cybercriminals.

Typically, hackers are after protected health information — it is either sold on the black market or returned for a hefty ransom. As a result, such breaches cost organisations insane amounts of money and a tarnished reputation.

In a threat landscape where medical device data is the primary target, healthcare providers need to...

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