Cawthra and Weng Offer Tips on Data Safety in Telehealth

As telehealth and remote patient monitoring WIN favor across healthcare, there is a vital component that providers should maintain top-of-mind: cybersecurity.

At HIMSS20, Jennifer Cawthra, healthcare lead at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Sue Wang, leading cybersecurity engineer at The MITRE Corporation, will offer their perspective on cyber risks related to telehealth remote patient monitoring – and methods to safeguard against them.

Cawthra and Wang will describe the end-to-end structure that comprises the telehealth ecosystem, showing the different factors where safety vulnerabilities exist.

They’ll additionally detail numerous controls that can be carried out to help safeguard sufferers’ privacy and security as they’re treated in the house.

The difficulty is that, whereas providers naturally need and need to protect their patient information, telehealth and RPM don’t exist in a managed atmosphere, and the patient is a “crucial factor” in a way they aren’t in the hospital.

Wang says, “the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a vital starting point for hospitals looking to get their arms around telehealth security.”

HIMSS20 audience can learn more at Cawthra and Wang’s education session on March 12, and also at HIMSS Federal Health Pavilion, where NIST will present different cybersecurity-focused classes on March 10 and March 11.