Coverage & Commentary

Legacy Security Systems Leave Healthcare IoT Device Vulnerable

Healthcare organizations integrating more Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their network are also charged developing strategies for managing those tools that include tools, IT administrators, and end users.

“Organizations are trying to bite the whole apple instead of breaking down upgrades into smaller, projects that are easier to digest,” Health2047 Managing Director of Technology Charles Aunger explained to HITInfrastructure.com. “They tend to see the whole technology system as one big heartbeat. They think, ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it and don’t break it.’ Change is hard. Changing applications, upgrading features, and upgrading functionality takes time.”