ECRI Institute Discusses Medical Device Cybersecurity at HIMSS Conference and Exhibition

Orlando, FL

February 14, 2019


Medical device software recalls and security notices are a growing challenge for healthcare information technology and clinical engineering departments. From identifying impacted assets to closing out field notices, both healthcare facilities and manufacturers struggle to manage their response to these notices. With limited resources, it is no easy feat to handle these new issues while minimizing the impact on patient care.

During a session titled Incoming! Medical Device Cybersecurity Alerts on the Rise at the HIMSS Conference, ECRI Institute’s healthcare cybersecurity experts will reveal trends in recall and security alerts uncovered in the organization’s proprietary recall management database. They will give tips and practical recommendations to help healthcare facilities manage this growing concern and explain why cybersecurity of medical devices has been number 1 on our Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list for the past two years.

Agenda & Speakers

Chad Waters

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

In his current role at ECRI Institute, Chad Waters evaluates medical devices, develops practical guidance, and consults with healthcare facilities about medical technologies. With 13 years of experience in information technology security and network engineering, he is a subject matter expert in medical device cybersecurity and healthcare IT.

Juuso Leinonen, BEng

Senior Project Engineer

Juuso Leinonen conducts accident investigations, performs medical device evaluations, creates implementable recommendations, and consults with healthcare facilities about medical technologies. He is the lead subject matter expert in medical device cybersecurity, medical device integration, infusion technology, and telehealth.


Orlando County Convention Center
900 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819


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