How vulnerable is digital health amid the coronavirus crisis?

Posted on 8th April 2020

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Written by Natali Tshuva, CEO and Co-Founder, Sternum

Long before the global Coronavirus pandemic disrupted life as we know it, digital health was on the ascent, enabled by innovations in IoT-connected medical devices. In 2019, one in four physicians utilised remote care tools – nearly twice the share who were doing so in 2016, according to the American Medical Association. With coronavirus straining healthcare systems worldwide – spurring expanded remote monitoring as a way to lighten facilities’ caseloads and minimise patients’ exposure to the virus – the trend is set to significantly accelerate.

While today’s increasingly sophisticated medical devices are delivering major improvements in care, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is also paving the path for new cyberattack vectors.

Originally published at Med-Tech Innovation.

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