Cybercrime and medical devices: a growing threat for patients

Cybercrime is an increasingly worrying matter for healthcare organisations. As healthcare is quickly embracing the digital transformation, more and more processes and communications are being digitised. A clear example of healthcare’s vulnerability to cybercrime was WannaCry’s attack to the NHS in May last year, which disrupted operations at approximately one-third of hospitals trusts and around …

“The connectivity we have in other aspects of our life has not arrived to healthcare”

Healthcare visionary Lucien Engelen (@LucienEngelen), Director at the Radboudumc REshape Innovation Center (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Faculty at Exponential Medicine of Singularity University in the US, will be a Keynote Speaker and the Master of Ceremonies at the HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference next May in Sitges (Barcelona). At Radboud University Medical Center, Engelen and his team carry out …

Why Estonia is a good place for eHealth

When Estonia became an independent state in Europe in 1991 no one would have thought that in just over a quarter of a century would be known as the “European Silicon Valley”. The Baltic State has developed a sophisticated society in which citizens have digital access to all public services including Health, Education, Legal and …

Security and privacy in the era of Connected Health

Health data is one of the most coveted prizes for hackers. Credit cards are no longer the stars in the black market. While bankcards value is around one dollar, Electronic Health Records (EHR) are sold from 200 to 2.000 dollars in the black market –in the US, EHR include financial details and other personal data. …