ROSSLYN, Va.—The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), published NEMA/MITA CSP 1-2015 Cybersecurity for Medical Imaging. This new white paper addresses how cyber threats pose a significant risk to patient safety, clinical and business continuity in the practice of medical imaging, and why a combination of people, processes, and technologies is required to mitigate these risks.
This paper was developed for the medical imaging industry by the MITA Cybersecurity Taskforce, Medical Imaging Informatics (MII) Section.
Raymond Geis, the IT Commission Vice Chair for the American College of Radiology, stressed the importance of cybersecurity in the medical field. "We need to work together to develop and understand promising new technologies, solutions, and approaches. Not only are users, enterprise IT departments, and manufacturers struggling to keep up with the current milieu, this will become even more challenging with the Internet of Things and demands for more interoperability and data exchange among disparate medical enterprises."
Rik Primo, Chair of MII, said, "Well-structured and governed collaboration in this complex ecosystem of people, processes, and technology is required to safeguard the patients' protected health information and their physical safety."
NEMA/MITA CSP 1-2015 may be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.