The TechNation webinar “Medical Device Security Engineering: What It Is & Why It Matters” was sponsored by Medigate and eligible for 1 CE credit from the ACI.
In this 60-minute webinar, expert Thomas Finn, director of market development of Medigate, discussed how funding for medical device security projects is exploding despite HDOs being short on appropriately experienced staff. As a result, a new resource blend is emerging. It combines the skill sets of biomed, IT security and clinical engineering. The new role is known as “medical device security engineering.” Is its development a long-term strategy or a smart, short-term investment?
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The session also included a question-and-answer segment.
One question was, “For solutions like Medigate which functional department is usually driving the tech evaluation process and to the budget. And, who owns the budget?”
“I can answer real quickly and I would say 60 to 70% of the time it does come out of the IT area,” Finn said. “The other 30 to 40% of the time, and at an increasing pace by the way, it comes out of clinical engineering in biomed. We’ve even seen it pulled from multiple budgets because perhaps there was some urgent reason to move more quickly to install this sort of capability. Perhaps the HDR suffered a breach, for example.”
“So, the money just appears but in terms of the first part of that question, um, I can tell you that mitigate sales process essentially insists on cross functional participation.
The webinar drew 195 registrations with about half that number attending the live presentation. A recording of the webinar is available for on-demand viewing.
Attendees provided positive feedback in a post-webinar survey that included the question, “What do you like best about the Webinar Wednesday webinar series?”
“Based on topics I’ve seen, the webinars cover many issues and topics relevant for today’s HTM professionals. Good opportunities to learn new ideas and solutions, and to get CMEs,” shared M. Nielson, principal consultant.
“Exposure to topics, areas or equipment that I am may not have any direct involvement with; but, interested in knowing more about it,” said S. Sirois, BMET III.
“Great opportunity for CEUs, different perspectives on the industry, great space for keeping up with current biomed/HTM trends,” said T. Tryon, BMET 3.
“The information provided was exceptional. Great presentation,” said L. Clifford, area manager.
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