The 2021 Global Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity workshop series has explored the challenges and potential solutions to improve security, privacy, and safety in global healthcare with the increased connectivity of devices, humans and data. Now we must consider how the technology and policy elements come together. Indeed, privacy and security policies are growing around the world, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and European Cybersecurity Act, the US HIPAA and Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, as well as local jurisdictional policies such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the California Information Privacy: Security of Connected Devices Law. While there are local jurisdictional policies, the humans who wear connected healthcare devices, from pacemakers to insulin pumps and brain implants, travel around the world. We need to consider how technology and policy can work together to protect the devices from being hacked, the data from being compromised, changed or stolen, and keep the humans safe from harm.
In this workshop we will delve into the state of technology and policies around the world to address the trust, identity, privacy, protection, safety and security (TIPPSS) of global connected healthcare. Experts in technology and policy will share their insights and recommendations, and the workshop participants will further explore challenges and opportunities across devices and systems to enable precision medicine, data sharing, and improved health outcomes, while ensuring patient and provider trust, privacy and security. The workshop will leverage findings and outcomes of the previous workshops in the global connected healthcare cybersecurity 2021 virtual workshop series. The learning outcomes of this workshop will be:
- Understanding challenges and opportunities at the intersection of technology and policy for global health IoT
- Policies that are leading the way to increase TIPPSS for global connected healthcare
- Ideas to work together internationally to address global connected healthcare cybersecurity challenges from a technology and policy perspective, for device manufacturers, healthcare providers, patient advocates and policymakers