The same strategies used by the U.S. military can be tuned to help healthcare executives stay nimble and prepared for real threats.
Hospitals are facing attacks from every angle, whether it be their domain name system or the connected medical devices keeping their patients alive. Compounding this issue is the fact that few specific healthcare guidelines for training and readiness exist beyond compliance checklists. Even the 2017 report from the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force stated that the NIST frameworks do not offer enough guidance specific to the healthcare industry.
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General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command for professional training and operations services in support of the U.S. Army Reserve regional training sites-medical program. The single-award contract has a potential value of approximately $58.9 million for a one-year base period with four option years.
Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide customized medical training and exercises. Work on the contract will be performed at more than 15 locations throughout the country. Continue reading
Asha Thompson, Director and Co-founder of ITL
A revolutionary piece of new wearable technology which can turn clothing into networked technology is set to begin production.
Intelligent Textiles Limited is one of the companies that has received an SBRI contract from the MoD. Its solution to reduce the load carried by soldiers our on patrol was to use woven conductive textiles to replace the conventional wiring harnesses that carry power between a soldier’s systems and devices. Continue reading
Naval Air Systems Command
The Navy recently tested its Common Control System (CCS) during a Tri-Service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations.
The Navy, Army and Air Force worked with multiple industry partners, including small business, to demonstrate an unmanned helicopter and ground vehicle casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) response event at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Continue reading
The Security Industry Association (SIA) Health Care Security Interest Group was launched in late 2015 to bring better understanding and solutions to health care security industry. The group will also track emerging technologies and not just the hardware. The group intends to focus on the role of metrics and analytics in making the most of current systems and in developing capabilities for new customers. The group will also serve as an information-sharing hub for members, and work toward developing best practices across the vertical.
Violent attacks in hospital wards and healthcare institutions can pose a serious challenge to security authorities. Technological solutions can help tackle this problem.
In addition to assaults, there are patients who escape – including prisoners, mental health patients – and raising the chances for mass shootings. Continue reading
Northrop Grumman Corporation is part of a team that has been awarded a contract to provide information technology services for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Northrop Grumman is in an exclusive partnership as a subcontractor to Liberty IT Solutions under the VA Transformation Twenty-one Total Technology Next-Generation (T4NG) contract. This multi-vendor indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a potential value of $22.3 billion over 10 years – a five-year base with a five-year option period. Continue reading
Herat – Late June 2016, some of the Italian national contingent departments operating in Afghanistan have conducted a complex Aeromedical Evacuation – MEDEVAC – exercise to test procedures, coordination and reaction timing of all the various units which have to intervene in case of emergency medical transport to be performed with the use of helicopters. This intervention capacity is very important in the Afghan theatre, and must always be maintained at the highest levels of efficiency and readiness.
As part of the Academic Path of the II Level International Master ISSMM, whose contents and whose purposes are available online on the website ISSMM – University Tor Vergata (here), in addition to course lectures, the Governing Council has designed and organized various other events such as Conference, Seminars, Workshops, Study Days, taught by recognized High Professionalism and Experience Speakers and sometimes in synergy with Organizations / Research centers, public-private, civil-military institutions to pursue the objectives of Excellence of said Master. (see video)
International University Master – II level – ISSMM-Delta
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 awards on its massive Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract for IT infrastructure, operations and cybersecurity services.
Flirtey is a drone delivery company from Australia specializing in last-mile delivery using unmanned vehicles, and it recently marked July 17 as a day going down in history—the first drone delivery, government-approved, in the U.S., with packages of medical supplies getting to its source, a clinic in Virginia. (see video)