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WHAT MAKES IOMT DEVICES SO DIFFICULT TO SECURE?
It wasn’t long ago when healthcare technology  and protecting it from harm  was relatively straightforward. In most cases, landlines and desktops reigned supreme; networks existed inside an organization’s own walls. Times have changed: Technological advancements and a growing number of use cases for mobility are easing clinical workflows and transforming care. One area of development, the Internet of Medical Things, is key to that evolution. IoMT devices are poised to save the healthcare industry $300 billion annually, according to Goldman Sachs, primarily through remote patient monitoring and improved medication adherence that can curb readmissions and positively affect reimbursements. With progress, however, comes new challenges. IoMT devices can be more difficult to monitor and protect than other wireless tools and many find their way onto a given network without an IT department’s blessing. More than 60 percent of all medical devices are exposed to some degree of risk, according to a recent report from healthcare cybersecurity company CyberMDX. READ MORE