The recent Webinar Wednesday presentation “The Biomedical Challenge – When Efficiency Is Not Enough” by Hunter Cobbs was sponsored by CyberMDX, a Forescout Company, and eligible for 1 credit from the ACI.
In this 60-minute webinar, expert Hunter Cobbs explored the cross sections of the valued biomedical role in a cyber-connected world. Managing thousands of connected medical devices without smart, automated tools is a highly laborious and tedious task. In addition to detailed classification, location tracking, utilization, downtime scheduling, and FDA recall tracking, HTM professionals also need to consider securing those assets. In the new normal, security must be part of medical device lifecycle management. The session explored the cross sections of an HTM professional’s valued role in a cyber-connected world.
Cobbs also answered questions from attendees as part of his presentation. One HTM professional asked, “I work for a mid-size hospital and I think we do feel constrained by resources. Are there any shortcuts you can recommend? So, we can do more with less.”
His answer, in short, was yes.
“Absolutely, one of the main things, once again, back to the better together story, is to get connected with your IT department,” Cobbs said. “Second, if you have something like are device and our solution, it will actually recommend how you should approach the problem.”
He answered other questions and the complete Q&A session is available via on-demand viewing at WebinarWednesday.live.
Approximately 100 individuals registered for the webinar. Attendees provided feedback via a post-webinar survey that included the question, “What is the biggest takeaway you got from today’s Webinar Wednesday?”
“As we are learning in our facility, security must be part of medical device lifecycle management. We have had several incidents of ransomware in the last two months,” Biomedical Engineering Technician Edward Dalisay said.
“The need for Biomed and IT to work together to protect health care facilities from cyberattacks,” Tech Manager and BMET II Christina Bottomley said.
For more information, including a calendar of upcoming webinars, visit WebinarWednesay.live.
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