Cybersecurity a growing need in healthcare, but who foots the bill?

September 21,2018- The growing need for cyber-safe medical devices means security patches, but who is responsible for these patches? A hospital’s IT department will generally cover devices that stay on the hospital premises, but with the industry moving more and more toward at-home or implanted devices, applying a security patch to the device may necessitate a visit to the doctors office.

In this article our VP of Research and Development discusses the pitfalls insurance companies, medical billers, doctors and patients face when it comes time to patch these life sustaining devices. Who is responsible, and who foots the bill?



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Stephanie Domas
VP of Research & Development

Stephanie Domas is Vice President of Research and Development at MedSec. In this role, she leads the development of cybersecurity products and services to support healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufactures on design, architecture, verification, security risk management, regulatory filings, penetration testing, and execution of security best practices in the development of medical devices as well as vulnerability and asset management of connected medical devices in healthcare delivery organizations. Ms. Domas is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Ohio, and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). She sits on several standards committees involved in furthering cybersecurity for medical products, she has given a TEDx talk on medical product security and frequently publishes articles on healthcare cybersecurity topics.