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How IoMT can protect healthcare from cyber attacks

Healthcare Global

Steeve Huin

The adoption of technology in the healthcare industry increased at rapid rate in 2020 and as a result, the number of connected medical devices - an integral part of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) - is booming. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how medical devices are deployed, with increasingly more devices being used by patients in their own homes.

A recent report by Mordor Intelligence predicts the connected medical devices market will balloon from $28 billion in 2020 to $94 billion by 2026. This rapid growth provides significant opportunities for medical device manufacturers, digital health companies, healthcare providers, and patients as the industry moves toward a more consumer-oriented, personalized and technology-enabled care model. However, the growing use of connected medical devices to improve patient care is clouded by the fact that IoMT devices are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks as the past year has proven.

Cyberattacks on IoT devices increased...

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