Re: Effective cybersecurity is fundamental to patient safety
Medical devices can also increase the risks of potential cybersecurity threats.
Digitalisation of individuals' information and their health status reports may be hacked, misused and misinterpreted if there is no tight cybersecurity.
The increased use of wireless technology and software even in medical devices can also increase the risks of potential cybersecurity threats.
This will increase more when medical devices are increasingly connected to the Internet, hospital networks, and to other medical devices.
So medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take steps to ensure appropriate safeguards in this matter.
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