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
No medical device is completely without risk, and comprehensive risk assessment is essential to determining whether the benefits of a given product outweigh the risks to patients—especially in an increasingly connected healthcare environment. How is risk considered during the development and design of a medical device? How is risk assessed by regulators? How is risk managed in a healthcare facility? On a broader scale, complex hospital-wide infrastructure, such as patient monitoring systems and electronic health records, pose a greater challenge to ensuring that controls are in place to maintain an acceptable level of risk. In addition, the increased use of wireless technology such as Wi-Fi has brought with it issues such as interference, security, and lower levels of reliability compared with wired networks.
AAMI will devote its spring 2015 edition of its award-winning supplement Horizons to the topic of risk assessment in healthcare technology. The contents of Horizons are indexed and searchable on various healthcare and scientific databases, including PubMed.
AAMI welcomes papers on topics related to risk assessment in healthcare technology—whether from clinical and biomedical engineers, clinicians, medical device manufacturers, regulators, academics, or patient safety advocates. Submission categories might include the following:
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