“Although watered down from PATCH Act asks, it’s a big step forward for health sector resilience and ultimately the safety of people reliant on the integrity and availability of medical devices,” said Groome, who’s also a post-market medical device security advisor and member of the Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC).
First Health’s CEO and founder, Carter Groome, was mentioned yesterday by Jessica Davis, Senior Editor of Healthcare publications for SC Media, for commenting on the FDA Medical Device Security authorities in the new Omnibus package. He states that though this is a very small step, it is movement in the right direction. The healthcare industry has taken the brunt of cybersecurity attacks due to the inherently insecure nature of medical devices. These new initiatives are a path toward protecting our country’s most vulnerable and significant asset, its citizens. By ensuring “…all new medical devices brought to market are designed with security in mind…” the FDA is prescribing a remedy for the condition rather than the symptom.