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The “Internet of Medical Things” (IoMT) — the network of medical devices and applications connected to healthcare information technology (IT) systems — has led to more efficient healthcare delivery, greater diagnostics, improved doctor-patient communications, and enables better medical decision making.

Authors: Mildred Segura

However, the accelerated adoption of IoMT means device manufacturers must grapple with the security vulnerabilities affecting medical devices, a landscape of uncertain liability, and emerging regulations.

Thus far, administrative agencies have been the primary regulators. The FDA has promulgated guidance for medical device manufacturers to tackle these issues, legislators have increasingly confronted IoMT security concerns, and litigation around IoMT is slowly on the rise.

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