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FDA now urging medical device makers to focus on boosting.
Cyber security the reason -- recent -- it incidents affecting equipment like patient monitors and imaging devices let's bring -- who else.
Fox News health dot com managing editor doctor Manny Alvarez -- this and we'll always concerned.
I don't I don't I don't think the medical community thought about it but now all and I think now -- behind the table because in reality.
In 80% -- -- hospitals are all electronic we have electronic medical records which aren't connected to electronic machines for diagnostic purposes.
We have electronic devices that are implanted into the body which need to be regulated with some of the equipment that we have outside the body.
And in reality we never you know we talked about a privacy issues in the past you know make sure that you -- medical records don't get this place that people cannot.
Have access to them within the hospital ground.
But now in reality we're I think we're very vulnerable to somebody hacking in.
You don't do simple things like and patient information but this is that he actually happened as a -- Boston it has to happen when an item and it has happened more -- more.
But I think the concern now is that any kind of cyber attack.
By a foreign country -- foreign company.
Hole or even an individual -- wants to do harm.
Could actually you know create may -- catastrophe for patience and the hospital to be functioning and once that happens.
You know we going to be in trouble.
I concede -- conceding the issue be into the medical information being breached but.
That does is -- to be the dangerous more about the specific information of the patient.
Are turned or do you see -- -- know what I see a health.
-- is because you know and a lot of our machines you know we talk about calibration and machines for us you know it's it's like setting it's it's like somebody getting.
Inside the the FAA you know and altering that.
The ground level and you can crash a plane just by altering the dimensions of the ground same thing can happen when you offset.
You know you're talking about -- cyber nice technology will you have to precisely hit a tumor.
Anybody could you know in reality is cyber attack can send that information you know he had the doctors -- one thing that the computer in -- to another.
And he could Alter therapy so in reality this is something that has to be -- very seriously if you look at companies like G electronics.
They already are paying attention to this because everything in medicine nowadays moving forward.
-- robotic surgery to.
-- implantable devices.
Everything is Zeljko Monaghan controlled by computers how do you protect you know ended the -- when it perhaps a pacemaker is hooked up Wi-Fi to some kind of device at a central warehouse how do you protect -- well they have now has to come from the industry because.
Hospitals are broke.
You know hospitals are Brokaw hospitals aren't meeting the demands of the Obama care administration say you listen you -- tried medical records by X amount years.
We -- on this and that and the other sold so the investment that hospitals are making sometimes -- putting a lot of financial burden on them.
They don't have the capacity or the dollars.
Two they've put somebody in charge of hybrids of cyber security in the hospital so now the initiative has to come.
From pipe private industry would you talk about GE or all these great giants they have to -- sort of bring it to the market.
And and implemented in their devices so that hospitals thinking utilizes.
Utilize it in an effective way you.
Hope that McAfee you know starts to work on something like that in the active -- I don't know that this -- this -- Gonna get worse as time goes by you watch -- many thank you very much you.
You think that we don't have thank god they --
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