Cybersecurity leads ECRI’s list of top medtech hazards for 2022

MedTech Dive

Elise Reuter

Dive Brief:

Cybersecurity incidents are the top safety concern for medical devices as cyberattacks on healthcare organizations continue to be a threat to the industry, according to ECRI’s latest report on health technology risks.

ECRI, a nonprofit that evaluates medical devices for safety and efficacy, based the list on problem reports the organization received and device tests. The watchdog group specifically focused on hazards that are preventable, noting that having a strong security plan can prevent patient care from becoming compromised.
Other hazards on ECRI’s list include supply chain shortfalls, damaged infusion pumps and inadequate emergency stockpiles of supplies and equipment.

Dive Insight:

Hospitals are a growing target for cybersecurity attacks, with several health systems facing high-profile ransomware...

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