NIST Seeks Feedback on Shoring up Telehealth, RPM Cybersecurity Risks

NIST plans to leverage insight from technology vendors to develop an example solution to secure these platforms, while creating a reference architecture to address the privacy and security risks for healthcare delivery organizations that use telehealth services, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM).

Patient monitoring systems have typically been deployed within the controlled environment of healthcare facilities. But RPM poses new security challenges, as the tech is deployed within the patient’s home through the use of capabilities, such as videoconferencing through third-party platforms, or the cloud, to treat numerous conditions.

To NIST, securing the RPM and telehealth infrastructure is paramount as these capabilities increase, to ensure patient safety and maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient data.

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