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Networked Medical Devices Bring Breach Risks

DATA PROTECTION—THAILAND

March 30, 2011

A recent report by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) found that the increasing use of networked medical devices puts patient data at greater risk. IHE conducted research into the medical equipment management and cybersecurity, and while they found no attacks on the devices themselves, found instances where the devices "became casualties of a larger malware outbreak or where a device was the entry point for an attack," reports the Bangkok Post. Dr. Sutee Tuvirat of the Thai Medicine Informatics Association says the Public Health Ministry can play an important role in regulating healthcare security.
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