Future-proof security architecture for healthcare communications -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

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Excor Active

Software for medical technology


Many medical devices utilize software designed to meet the special requirements of current regulation. The software developer CODIALIST GmbH in Berlin (Germany) supports various customers in the MedTech sector. We spoke to Dr. Dominik Karch about the exciting projects they have conducted and the challenges within this business area.
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Fraunhofer AISEC

Future-proof security architecture for healthcare communications


Germany’s telematics infrastructure (TI) aims to allow healthcare professionals to exchange patient data securely, rapidly and from anywhere. The platform for healthcare applications will soon see a new security architecture. The aim is to make it easier to exchange data between all parties involved as well as to facilitate access to specialist services.
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Hardware Trojans in microchips: "The sky's the limit"


They are secretly reading sensitive patient data or remotely switching off devices in intensive care units: while companies and private individuals are now well aware of software Trojans - never download an app or program without checking it - many companies or hospitals face a completely different threat. Namely, that the Trojans come into the house on the backs of the hardware.
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IT security in hospitals


Hospitals collect a great deal of patient data, whether in admissions or when using medical technology equipment such as MRI or ultrasound. Unfortunately, it has been shown time and again that this data is not as well protected as it should be - hacker attacks sometimes paralyze entire hospitals.
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Artificial intelligence in medicine: "There are many ways to make mistakes"


It assists many physicians and is designed to make their lives easier: Artificial intelligence (AI) has seen an increased use and widespread adoption in healthcare settings. As such, it helps analyze X-ray and CT images or supports chronic disease management, for example. But how trustworthy is AI software?
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