Although they offers great potential in terms of streamlining workflow and improving the patient experience, IoMT devices also present a new list of concerns, according to our panelists, who discussed the challenges in securing network-connected devices and offered best practices.
When it isn’t feasible to purchase new biomedical devices – and much of the time, it isn’t – healthcare IT and security leaders need to find more creative ways to secure data, according to Theresa Meadows and Will Long, who discussed the topic during a recent webinar.
Being able to overcome not just one, but multiple vetoes, takes more than persistence; it takes grit, says CMIO CT Lin, who talks about how his team is working to increase transparency and “speed up the delivery of immediately valuable results.”
The initiatives that have made the most impact – especially when it comes to curbing opioid abuse, don’t necessarily require a big budget. What is needed, however, is guidance from fellow leaders, say Patty Lavely and Dave Lehr.
It’s not functionality that’s going to sell health IT leaders on RTLS, but rather the potential it has to help achieve outcomes – like improved patient safety and data visibility, says Tanya Egbert of KLAS.