The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing a substantial increase in security incidents that compromise or disable critical healthcare systems. Security experts at DataBreach Today attribute those attacks to sophisticated groups seeking ransoms or attempting to steal personal data for resale on the "dark net".
For several years the same security experts have warned about an increase in security breaches in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- all those little "smart" devices in the homes capable of communicating to the cloud.
Unfortunately, remote patient monitoring "RPM" systems (a critical part of any telehealth solution) fall at the intersection of IoT and critical healthcare systems. RPMs are not just doubly impacted, they are a large (due to the number of patients) and more importantly soft target. The softness falls under two categories:
Evexia designed and implemented its system to be secure from the ground-up. There are no hardware and software components originating from sources outside the US/EU. Software, from the operating system down to the specific functionality is built in-house or from source code. Communications are secure at the hardware level, in the chip.
In this 7 minutes interview the CTO of Evexia Telehealth explains why telehealth today performs only half of the time and fails to address those most in need of healthcare.
Source: Wired Magazine article
North Carolina has the lowest rate of home broadband reach in the country. In the town of Raeford, NC nearly 40 percent of households lack internet.
Nationwide, 41 percent of people covered by Medicare don’t have an internet-capable computer or smartphone at home, according to a recent paper coauthored by Eric L. Roberts and Ateev Mehrotra, of Harvard Medical School. Black and Latinx elderly people were less likely to have internet access than white people, the authors reported, and people who have lower incomes, are enrolled in Medicaid, or have a disability were also less likely to have access to the internet.
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