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Lethal Dosage of Cybercrime: Hacking the IV Pump
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7/31/2017 | 12:16:25 PM
Risk Versus Benefit Analysis
This is an excellent example of automation where the question of risk versus benefit really needs to be called out.  Do we need software in everything?  In terms of lives saved, are we really saving more lives through IV automation than without?  Or is money that is being saved?  Because in healthcare IT all that (should) matter is whether lives are being saved or health promoted.  If these IVs are automated due only to some perception money is being saved, think again.  Consider the millions needed to firewall and protect your IV pumps, to address intrusions and potential ransom demands.  I think every piece of automation that puts lives at risk should be re-examined and a determination made whether just returning to low-tech methods isn't more sensible in the long run.


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