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Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud
Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud

Managing the Risk for Medical Devices Connected to the Cloud

Release Date: 03/16/2020

With the increased number of Internet of Things devices, Healthcare Delivery Organizations are experiencing a digital transformation bigger than anything in the past. The new breed of connected medical devices brings the promise of improved patient care, better clinical data, improved efficiency, and reduced costs; however, they also bring increased security risks. The goal of this paper is to present the concept of managing medical devices based on their proximity to the patient and introduce practices to secure the use of cloud computing for medical devices.


  • Medical device security lifecycle
    • Pre and post purchase deployment
    • Network
    • Web application interface
    • Wireless communications
    • Secure communications channels
  • Deployment/operations management based on degrees of separation from the patient
  • Decommission/Disposal
  • Recommendations and further reading

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