TIC Council is happy to share its new position paper, which includes recommendations to EU policy makers to achieve greater consistency and effectiveness of cyber security requirements in the European region when it comes to medical devices.

The digitisation of the healthcare sector has resulted in many new opportunities for manufacturers and patients. However, it has also raised new types of risks for the security of medical devices, patient safety and data privacy. Part of the reason for this is that the regulatory and technical framework for cybersecurity is seriously lacking in harmonised rules and requirements and cybersecurity-related standards.

In line with the mission of the TIC sector to support the design of policies that improve health and safety while promoting innovation and facilitating trade, the position paper aims to provide clear recommendations to ensure the continued safe and secure use of connected medical devices on the European market and to guarantee the safety of European patients.

Read the position paper here.