INDIANAPOLIS — July 26, 2023 — TRIMEDX―an industry-leading, independent clinical asset management company delivering clinical engineering services, clinical asset informatics, and medical device cybersecurity―announced the launch of Vigilor, independent cybersecurity services available to all health systems. Vigilor from TRIMEDX is a comprehensive closed-loop medical device cybersecurity program working with health systems’ existing clinical engineering, biomed, and IT security teams, as well as technology and processes. This allows healthcare organizations of any cybersecurity maturity to establish a comprehensive device cybersecurity program no matter where they’re starting and to minimize risk & positively impact patient safety.
Health systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Staffing shortages, increased labor and supply costs, declining margins, and increasing cyberattacks as well as new & evolving regulations and legislation are all putting more pressure on healthcare organizations and dividing the attention of leaders and associates. The drastic financial, operational, and safety consequences of cyberattacks against health systems mean that healthcare organizations need an ever more serious and urgent prioritization of their cybersecurity programs.
“Cybersecurity insurance premiums have risen over 103% in the last year, with breaches costing healthcare organizations on average over $10M,” says Scott Trevino, senior vice president of cybersecurity. “It is more important than ever for health systems to improve their overall cyber-risk posture to ensure patient safety and reduce exposure to operational and financial risk.”
With Vigilor from TRIMEDX, health systems can take advantage of decades of medical device expertise, best practice processes, and informatics technologies to assess risk, identify top cybersecurity priorities, and carry out risk management strategies. Health systems will receive increased resources at their disposal to increase visibility and prioritize action with Vigilor’s cybersecurity platform and dedicated full-time cyber support specialists.
With inventory inaccuracies as high as 40% in hospitals, an accurate inventory assessment is needed to build the foundations of a strong cybersecurity program. With Vigilor from TRIMEDX, health systems can establish full visibility of network-capable medical device inventory and improve inventory accuracy up to 95% or more.