After the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology proposed an information blocking rule in February, health care professionals are concerned increased interoperability could lead to privacy and security issues, HealthITSecurity reports. Health professionals seek guidelines to mitigate risks and secure hospital networks, particularly when securing internet-of-things devices, such as printers, smart beds, and clinical and medical devices. Medigate CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Langer believes the creation of a universal health security standard with input from all stakeholders is crucial to address these concerns. “There needs to be a clear definition of what security means for both health systems and device manufacturers of all sizes — including specific guidelines aimed at each stakeholder’s unique role,” Langer said.
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