November 17, 2021

Patient safety and the “Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)”

By: Karen Stockdale, MBA, BSN, RN

With all of the advantages that come from electronic health records and connected devices, some distinct security risks also exist. Healthcare is seeing these risks grow in the form of ransomware, phishing attacks, and cybersecurity breaches. Healthcare has become one of the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks, and one with the most to lose. As one of the highest-technology hospital departments, perioperative services has a significant stake in maintaining cybersecurity, and with it, patient safety.

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