The final count was 166 registrations for the first Webinar Wednesday presentation of 2022. The session “HTM and the Connected Hospital – How to Connect with the Teams, Projects, Applications and Data to Run a Modern HTM Department” drew a crowd and was eligible for 1 credit from the ACI. The session was sponsored by Nuvolo.
In this 60-minute webinar, HTM experts Heidi Horn and Dustin Smith discussed how HTM teams can learn to work smarter, not harder, when staff count and budgets are limited by creating their own connected hospital. A connected hospital is one where there are no silos, and departments that work together can share pertinent information in real-time to help them perform their jobs better and faster.
In a connected hospital, the HTM, IT, Facilities, EVS and Construction departments have full visibility into tasks and projects requiring collaboration, as well as equipment issues they are collectively trying to troubleshoot. In a connected hospital, the information security team and the HTM department can collaboratively identify clinical device cybersecurity risks, mitigate them and respond to threats.
Nuvolo Product Manager Nikki Reihle also shared what’s new at Nuvolo in 2022. She shared all the great new features, new user experience and new interoperability coming out in Nuvolo that will allow HTM departments to be even more connected to the data they need.
Attendees also had the opportunity to ask the experts questions during the webinar. One question was, “Why would a hospital need Nuvolo OT security if they have a passive network monitoring tool?”
Smith said this was an excellent question.
“So, the passive monitoring solutions are phenomenal in terms of being able to recognize anomalies, understanding certain threats and vulnerabilities against devices,” Smith said. “Where the need for IOT security comes in is when it comes to triaging that work. You can ultimately get a large portion of the visibility and some additional contact context and technical information associated with your devices through the PaaS admiring solution.”
“But, deploying those boots on the ground, that oftentimes may not even be the technical expertise of your cybersecurity team, that’s where IOT security comes into play. And even when we went through the risk assessment portion of our demo today, when we showed that procedure, and I was talking to the potential of somebody being able to do it like a port redirect. Those procedures are really where a lot of that value comes in. It is being able to make things as simple as possible. So, frontline technicians can perform the work, rather than, we’ll say, the hightower’s cybersecurity. And that’s ultimately where the, where the difference lies.
A recording of the session is available for on-demand viewing, which includes all of the questions and answers, at WebinarWednesday.live.
Attendees provided feedback via a survey that included the question, “How will today’s webinar help you improve in your role?”
“Communicating opportunities and sharing knowledge with regards to tools and resources to equip HTM and clinical engineering teams,” Senior Security Consultant D. Woods said.
“Yes, another perspective on the communication component amongst the silos,” said J. Jansen, director, clinical engineering and telecommunications.
“I learned a lot and indeed it will improve my role,” said M. Vallarta, BMET II.
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