Tag: HealthcareIT

BICSI signs healthcare industry MOU with Facility Guidelines Institute

BICSI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing guidance for the planning, design, and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. The organization oversees the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction revision process and publication, fund research, and offer resources that support the development of safe, effective health and residential care built environments.

Healthcare IT: When TV drama meets real-life medical device security

“‘Murder by pacemaker’” isn’t a real thing, is it?” my friend asked. She’d caught a TV drama in which the victim’s pacemaker was hacked. From a remote location, the hacker—a murderer for hire—was able to access the device, accelerate the victim’s heart rate, and cause cardiac arrest. While that’s not yet possible, connected medical devices—like pacemakers, medical infusion pumps, CT scanners, and insulin pumps—are  helping many of us enjoy a better quality of life. But, the advances made possible with IoT and other innovations are not without risk and healthcare is particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.