Secure IoT in Healthcare

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.
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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. Technology, data, AI and machine learning can improve how patient care is delivered with better responses to patient needs in real-time.

Improving Patient Care with IoT

Advanced Devices

Healthcare IoT is connecting ‘things’ from nurse call systems and wearables that monitor vital signs to MRIs and Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Instant Access to Information

Smart, connected IoT devices put patient records at the fingertips of healthcare workers, wherever they are located.

Better Use of Resources

With technology linked to smart systems throughout a hospital, nurses won’t have to run room-to-room as often.

Facilitated Data Collection

Compared to traditional paper-based methods, connected devices deliver better healthcare data, faster.
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Connectivity Without Security is Not Enough

Managing IoT security may be a challenge in other industries, but in healthcare the stakes are far higher. In the absence of proven endpoint protection, medical device vulnerabilities can represent a threat greater than just financial, information or reputation loss. Security vulnerabilities could affect people’s safety, and even have life-and-death implications.
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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 for Device Manufacturers

Protecting Medical Devices Against Malware

Med Tech devices represent an attack surface with unique dangers, but BlackBerry® Protect prevents threats before they execute in both open and isolated networks without the need for continual signature updates or cloud connections. It uses an Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to malware detection, which is different from other solutions.

  • AI eliminates the need for antivirus databases
  • Protects against Zero-day threats and previously unknown malware

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

Cybersecurity Consulting

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

Customer Success

University Hospitals Birmingham

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

Paul Jennings, UHB’s head of Technical Operations & Infrastructure

News & Resources

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Securing the Internet of Healthcare Things – How to Safeguard Patients and Their Data
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Secure Solutions Across the Continuum of Care – Four Ways to Simplify Physician Workflows
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