Small hospitals and surgery centers are expected to maintain robust security postures to protect patient health information. But the amount of work and information is staggering. How can your team process through all of the information?
Luckily, manufacturers of medical devices usually consolidate security information into a Manufacturer’s Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security (MDS2 for short). The standard document has changed over the past several years to go from a few page form to a staggering thirty-six-page packet.
Even the consolidated information seems like a bit too much. But in actuality, it’s the bare necessity to know how to protect your equipment.
From the MDS2, you’ll be able to see if you should be patching your machines or if you can configure some settings to get the machine to be more secure. But this technical information takes enough time and energy to get and read, that many organizations don’t read them or apply them at all.
This could be a hazard to your medical equipment program, and it is best to read the documentation.
But if you can’t get help, and you haven’t yet read through all of the MDS2 documentation, what can you do?
If you’re struggling with security, contact CE-Tech. We’re happy to help.
Written by IT Manager, Ben Archambault
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