HSCA RELEASES HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY KEY CONSIDERATIONS TO HELP PROTECT PATIENT HEALTH, SAFETY, AND PRIVACY
Washington, DC (December 21, 2021) – The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), which represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), today released key cybersecurity considerations for medical device manufacturers, healthcare delivery organizations, and service providers to help safeguard patient health, safety, and privacy. In conjunction with the release of the key considerations, HSCA also published “Recommendations for Medical Device Cybersecurity Terms and Conditions,” which details potential purchasing contract terms and conditions that could help ensure rapid adoption of rigorous cybersecurity measures.
“The widespread adoption of telemedicine and rapid shift to virtual operations during the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the important role that information technology, software, and medical devices can play in improving patient care. However, as evidenced by recent cyberattacks, medical devices and services are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats that could jeopardize patient health, safety, and privacy,” said HSCA President and CEO Todd Ebert, R. Ph. “GPOs leverage their unique line of sight over the supply chain to help providers harness the benefits of technology to care for their patients while guarding against cyber threats.”
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