Incidents of cyber attacks against medical devices are inevitable, and healthcare providers are not prepared for the eventuality. In fact, in general, healthcare organizations are focusing all their efforts of protecting the wrong thing.

Keeping patients safe should dictate providers’ security efforts, but healthcare organizations are more likely to take steps that protect data so they can meet HIPAA requirements, said presenters last week at a security session at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

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