AAMI's award-winning Horizons publications, mailed twice each year to AAMI members, and distributed at various professional forums, provide in-depth, practical articles on specific topics of interest to the medical technology community, such as home healthcare, human factors engineering, and alarm systems.
Cybersecurity in Healthcare: What You Need to Know
Modern medical equipment, devices, records, and networks are critically dependent on ever more complex computer software. However, greater reliance on computers also has increased medical device and system vulnerability to cyberattacks, malware (bugs and viruses), and software flaws. This issue of Horizons addresses issues fundamental to cybersecurity and medical technology, including risk management and interoperability; reports on key trends; and offers insight on protecting medical devices and technology from cyberthreats.
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Horizons: Systems in Healthcare Technology
A fundamental change is unfolding in how hospitals and other healthcare facilities function, thanks to the introduction of systems engineering principles. Systems thinking in healthcare reflects an appreciation for the interconnected and interdependent relationship of medical devices, technology, and individuals. Other industries, such as aviation, defense, and nuclear, are further along in applying these systems engineering ideas into their daily operations. Experts believe that a systems approach to healthcare will result in fewer risks to patients, reduced costs for healthcare facilities, and greater efficiencies.