eProtex helps healthcare providers keep medical devices safe for patients and their data, and compliant with federal mandates by countering the hidden risks of connected medical devices.
From surgical lights to CT scanners, IV pumps and smart beds, today’s healthcare facilities average slightly above two “smart” medical devices per bed — all collecting, storing, generating and transmitting electronic protected health information (ePHI) through the hospital’s IT network.
Because these are unconventional, FDA-regulated machines, medical devices often fall outside of the IT department’s expertise and are left out of risk assessments, security analyses and compliance efforts — an automatic violation of the HIPAA Security Rule and adequate Meaningful Use attestation.
As a result, unsecured medical devices become potential targets or launch pads for data breaches, device malfunction, or even network-wide disruptions. As one respected health IT authority points out, “We’re looking at HIPAA risk, malware risk, and malfunction risk with direct patient ramifications.”
That’s where eProtex comes in, with a cross-functional team of clinical engineering, IT and legal experts who understand how your health IT network, connected devices, ePHI and federal mandates all impact one another.
Developed for and out of the healthcare community, eProtex solutions have been adopted by nearly 100 hospitals in the U.S.