Smart Healthcare for Better Outcomes
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing healthcare as we know it. Connected devices are creating and transmitting data to improve patient outcomes, make workplaces and workflows more efficient, reduce medical errors and even make healthcare buildings more responsive to human needs.
With the ability to access medical records from any device, anywhere, in real time, connected devices can be appealing targets for hackers. Protecting patient confidentiality is paramount.
Net worth of the IoT healthcare market1
Of healthcare organizations adopt IoT technology by 20192
Per bed in hospitals in the US3
Of healthcare IT decision makers have or plan to have a mobile device initiative3
Improving Patient Care with IoT
Technology, data, AI and machine learning are coming together in healthcare to improve how patient care is delivered. With better responses to patient needs in real-time, IoT can help practitioners to improve patient experience.
Healthcare IoT is connecting ‘things’ from nurse call systems and wearables that monitor vital signs to MRIs and Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Smart, connected IoT devices put patient records at the fingertips of healthcare workers, wherever they are located.
With technology linked to smart systems throughout a hospital, nurses won’t have to run room-to-room as often.
Compared to traditional paper-based methods, connected devices deliver better healthcare data, faster.
Connectivity Without Security is Not Enough
Managing IoT security may be a challenge in other industries, but in healthcare the stakes are far higher. Security vulnerabilities could affect people’s safety, and even have life-and-death implications.
This hyperconnectivity of ultra-secure ‘things’ has led to a digital transformation in healthcare organizations. They must take concrete steps to protect patients, data and the healthcare system from cyber attacks and data breaches.
Secure File Sharing
Content collaboration tools like BlackBerry® Workspaces enable hospital staff to securely exchange, coordinate and collaborate on patient files.
- Immediate access to up-to-date patient records on any device
- Security travels with patient files, complying with HIPAA privacy requirements
Secure Endpoint Management
Unified Endpoint Management tools like BlackBerry® UEM enable the secure management of connected devices from smartphones and laptops to wearables.
- Single console for secure multi-OS endpoint management
- Reduced TCO with unified management of devices, apps and content
- Flexible deployment: BYOD for physicians, Corporate Owned Business Only (COBO) for shift devices and kiosks, Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) for administrators
Security in Medical Device Design
BlackBerry® QNX is a trusted OS platform and technology partner for safety-critical medical devices. The QNX® OS for Medical is third-party certified and declared compliant to IEC 62304, shortening the life cycle of producing Class III Medical Devices.
- Support for numerous communication protocols across the healthcare application space
- Advanced security mechanisms built-in to protect devices from malicious attacks
BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting works to analyze and mitigate increasingly complex cybersecurity risks in individual organizations.
- Identify, respond to and prepare for ongoing cybersecurity threats
- A tailored approach gives clients a detailed understanding of their unique security posture
- HIMSS Certified Consulting for EMRAM and INFRAM
A lot of these medical devices…contain patient data, and we need to be aware of what data is on there and make sure that they are not chinks in our armor against spilling that patient information.
UHB’s head of Technical Operations & Infrastructure