Register Today! NIST NCCoE Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring

18 November 2020 12PM - 12:50PM ET
 

Register for the next WAMIII Virtual Talk Series webinar on November 18:

The WAMIII virtual talks series will continue to convene and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us.

 

NIST NCCoE Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring:

Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks.

The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network.

We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi.

 

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Jennifer Cawthra – NIST Principal Investigator

Jennifer Cawthra is the Principal Investigator leading an engineering team at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She and her team promote the acceleration of businesses’ adoption of standards-based, advanced cybersecurity technologies for the healthcare sector. Jennifer has been addressing cybersecurity issues for over 20 years. Prior to her work with the NCCoE, Jennifer was the program manager for NIST’s Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.

 

Sue Wang – NCCoE/MITRE Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

Sue Wang is a principal cybersecurity engineer at the MITRE Corporation and currently serves as the healthcare sector technical lead at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. Ms. Wang has coauthored multiple cybersecurity guidance documents for the healthcare sector. Previously, Ms. Wang supported the Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and MITRE research projects in software assurance, secure programming, static analysis, and software weaknesses. Prior to joining MITRE in 2011, Ms. Wang had nearly 20 years of experience in system development life cycle and project management. Ms. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Maryland. Securing the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem: An Example Solution Health Delivery Organizations (HDOs) leverage telehealth capabilities, such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) and videoconferencing, to care for patients in their homes. Although telehealth technologies can improve the efficiency of patient care, they are vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. The National Cybersecurity of Excellence (NCCoE) is currently developing an example solution to help secure the telehealth RPM environment. We will discuss our example solution which includes biometric devices provided and managed by telehealth providers using the cellular network. We will share our plans to build upon this example by updating our guidance to include broadband-based communications, including Wi-Fi. Our project page includes more information about this project.

 

Moderator: Maëva Ghonda – ATARC Chair, IEEE Quantum Security Working Group Chair

The IEEE chair and moderator for this special occasion is: Maëva Ghonda. Maëva is the chair of the IEEE Quantum Security Working Group that is creating the Standard for Quantum Risk Management for the Board of Directors. She is also the leader of the Quantum Security for Remote Patient Monitoring workstream for the IEEE Standards Association Transforming Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program. Additionally, Maëva is the chair of the Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors and the chair of the Global Quantum Alliance and the chair of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board. The function of the Quantum Initiative Advisory Board is to assist the U.S. Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as U.S. Diplomats and other U.S. Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by the laws of the United States and the U.S. President’s executive orders.