The InterMed Group (www.intermed1.com) has announced the formation of a cohesive cybersecurity suite of services that caters to the rising demand for stronger cyber protections within health care. InterMed’s program combines education, physical inventory assessment, and integrated services for prevention, detection and containment, and assimilation of results. With an increasing amount of healthcare technology being connected to or housing ePHI there is growing concern about cybersecurity vulnerabilities. InterMed’s holistic approach to “cyber hygiene” is designed to be paired with the medical equipment and staffing aspects of each facility; it has been designed to be implemented with minimal disruption.
Scott Nudelman, InterMed’s current chief operating officer, has accepted the role as cyber security officer/vice president support operations effective July 1, 2021.
Nudelman will concurrently direct InterMed’s unique JumpTeams™ services as the new products and rapid deployment capabilities of JumpTeams may frequently intersect depending on client needs. Hand-picked JumpTeams technicians will receive selected training and testing, including Security Plus and HCISPP certification.
Nudelman joined InterMed in February 2017 as chief operations officer after having spent over 30 years in the industry including over 21 years in roles such as MV operations manager, senior director clinical engineering for GE Healthcare. He has a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in electrical engineering technology.
“InterMed has grown significantly over the past few years, both in size and in the development of core services. Our focus on training and consistent service delivery has accomplished most of the goals that Rick Staab and I originally envisioned for the COO. I am grateful to the InterMed team for this effort, and for this opportunity to pursue a passion I have had for some time. InterMed is taking a leadership role to deliver integrated cyber solutions for our clients regardless of their size. I am eager to use these services in tandem with our key industry partners to provide quantifiable solutions for our clients,” said Nudelman.
Rick Staab, CHTM, chief executive officer of The InterMed Group, said, “These services will have a measurable and immediate impact in the health care industry. Scott Nudelman is one of our most valuable leaders, and he has been an amazing COO. Assigning him to this leadership role underscores InterMed’s true commitment to improving medical device cybersecurity and the health care industry.”
“This InterMed initiative is a great lift for health care delivery organizations. Medical device cybersecurity has become major heartache for many organizations working to defend their organizations against ransomware and other forms of malware attack,” said Toby Gouker, Ph.D., CHISL, CISM, GSLC, CPEM, and vice president of strategy, First Health Advisory CHIME Foundation Partner of the Year 2020.
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