Clinical Engineering Symposium - Presented by ACCE

Managing and Securing Medical Devices in the Home and Non-Traditional Environments

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Sunday, June 3—7:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Long Beach Convention Center

A light breakfast will be available prior to the session; please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.


Changing demographics and care delivery models, the desire to reduce costs, and the evolution of new medical technologies have resulted in devices migrating from traditional hospital settings into patient homes and other non-traditional environments.  These new environments are more difficult to secure and manage with respect device security and data privacy.  Both the security and privacy risks are likely to be even greater in the more loosely controlled environments and in the movement between disparate environments. 

This symposium will:

  • contrast the difference in risks and cyberthreats between traditional and non-traditional care environments
  • describe the level of security features that care providers and consumers should look for in selecting medical devices for these environments
  • describe the challenges of introducing digital consumer devices into the data ecosystem
  • describe the additional steps HTM and IT professionals should take to secure medical devices in these environments—for example: access restrictions, patient education, security and status monitoring, patching and updating, incident detection and response, security considerations for the home and public digital environments.


7:00 a.m.–7:10 a.m. Welcome, Introduction Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, CHTM, FACCE, ACCE President
7:10 a.m.–7:55 a.m. The Security Risks Associated with an Evolving Ecosystem Axel Wirth, CPHIMS CISSP HCISSP, Distinguished Technical Architect, Symantec Corporation
7:55 a.m.–8:40 a.m. Security Risk Management Processes in the New Environment Steve Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS, Principal Consultant, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates, LLC
8:40 a.m.–8:55 a.m. BREAK
8:55 a.m.–9:40 a.m. Manufacturing Secure Products for the New Environment

Steve Abrahamson, BSME MBA CEM, Senior Director, Product Cyber Security, GE Healthcare

9:40 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion—Healthcare Providers Discuss Migrating and Adapting Security Practices to the New Environment Steve Abrahamson
Steve Grimes
Priyanka Upendra,
MSE, CCMS. SSLP, CHTM, Intermountain Healthcare
Axel Wirth