Now Available! Final Project Description: Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released the final project description for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration. The publication of this project description continues the process to further identify project requirements and scope, along with hardware and software components for use in a laboratory environment.

What is this project about? 

Telehealth technology and its use has advanced alongside the “Internet of Things (IoT)”. Healthcare solutions may allow patients to use consumer-grade IoT devices to review their health information and interact with systems operated by a healthcare delivery organization (HDO). Individuals may use IoT devices to obtain lab results, schedule visitations with their care team, set reminders for appointments, or request prescription refills, for example.

IoT brings novel capabilities to consumers in their homes. However, along with those capabilities, the nature of IoT compels technology adopters to rethink how they may need to secure their home environment and the networks with which their homes interconnect. This project will result in a practice guide that describes a reference architecture for smart home integration with healthcare systems as part of a telehealth program.

Next Steps

In the coming months, the NCCoE Healthcare team will be publishing a Federal Register Notice (FRN) based on the final project description. If you have interest in participating in this project with us as a collaborator, you will have the opportunity to complete a Letter of Interest (LOI) where you can present your capabilities. Completed LOIs are considered on a first-come, first-served basis within each category of components or characteristics listed in the FRN, up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out the project build. Please stay tuned for more information.

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