dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. February 27th. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
Advertisement

 

advertisement

 

Health IT Homepage

Selling cybersecurity to hospital leadership requires ‘holistic’ approach Understanding a facility's needs and limitations

Q&A with Paul Schulz, Healthcare Consulting Manager at Eide Bailly What does it take to successfully implement an RTLS/RFID system into a hospital?

Top questions healthcare organizations must ask before choosing a new EHR in 2019 How to reach and achieve interoperability

Vocera debuts new handsfree Smartbadge at HIMSS Touchscreen wearable for voice-controlled communication and smartphone functionality

Medical device cybersecurity: Need for practical solutions Experts from ECRI Institute address the number one threat to healthcare delivery

NewYork-Presbyterian partners with Philips on remote monitoring Expansive telehealth program aims to reduce readmissions, ER visits

What will the right RIS system bring to your imaging department? There is no one-size-fits-all solution for RIS needs

Datatrak launches system for unifying imaging capture and adjudication workflows Enhances clinical trials, takes place on Datatrak's Enterprise Cloud platform

Uber and Lyft showcase rideshare for healthcare at HIMSS19 Leading competitors seek to carve out patient transport verticals

The exam room of the future: Nuance unveils AI-based clinical documentation product at HIMSS Improving patient experience and freeing up physicians

RefleXion Medical's biology-guided
radiotherapy system

RefleXion Medical selects MedCrypt to secure its new radiotherapy technology

by Lauren Dubinsky , Senior Reporter
RefleXion Medical announced today that it chose MedCrypt to secure its biology-guided radiotherapy system.

“What we’re doing with RefleXion is encrypting the data so people can’t steal it, but also [making it] so the device is only acting on instructions that it knows came from another part of the RefleXion system,” Mike Kijewski, CEO and co-founder of MedCrypt, told HCB News.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Has exclusive distribution agreement with DDD to sell new Camera systems

UMRi provides the very best new & refurbished gamma cameras, quality parts &repair services. We also rebuild & replace camera detectors, move camera systems across town or across the country. Call us at 888-239-3510



The FDA’s recently updated guidelines on new device manufacturing require vendors of IoT devices to focus on cybersecurity. Manufacturers have staff members with expertise in medical imaging and radiation therapy, but they likely don’t have a cybersecurity expert, according to Kijewski.

“There is an advantage to having some neutral third party providing security technology for multiple medical device vendors, because we get an overview of what other medical device vendors are doing from a security perspective, including problems they have run into,” he added.

RefleXion’s BgRT system, which is still under development, leverages PET imaging to allow tumors to continuously signal their location and activity levels during the radiotherapy procedure. Multiple tumors can be treated simultaneously and dose can be adapted in real time to specific biological characteristics of the tumors.

MedCrypt’s software ensures that the treatment that’s being delivered matches the treatment parameters that the clinicians entered into the system.

When asked why a radiotherapy system would be hacked, Kijewski said there are a variety of reasons, not all of which are financial or logical. Some companies make poor design decisions from a security perspective and an intellectually curious hacker may want to point that out.

However, most of the cases of medical device cybersecurity vulnerabilities over the last 18 months started when independent researchers poked around and found something bad. Some security firms even buy medical devices to hack them so that if they find vulnerabilities they can try to get the company to pay them to fix the problem.

MedCrypt also partnered with the connected therapeutics company, QuiO, in February to secure its set of cloud-connected injection devices. Kijewski reported that he’s confident that by this time next year, MedCrypt will have similar customer announcements for companies that are even bigger than RefleXion.

Health IT Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED