Healthcare workflows are highly challenging and made more so by requirements for efficiency and security. At ground zero of healthcare operations is the documentation that tracks patient care and hospital operations.
Yet legacy print technology can add more cost than efficiency, and may not provide adequate security — putting patient data and confidential hospital information at risk. The increase of mobile device access to printer networks, increased reliance on cloud printing apps, and the proliferation of wireless printers all add to cybersecurity printer risk.
From acute care to ambulatory care and field environments, sensitive patient and treatment data is accessed via devices and PCs and put at further risk each time it’s routed through an outdated, unsecured printer. It’s vital that all networked devices are secure.
ETS worked diligently with the Healthcare information technology team to identify potential security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities were addressed by implementing secure hardware with internal computing, storage, and software solutions that can intelligently process, route, and secure critical patient data.
This safeguards healthcare data at the device, data and document level. They have built-in protection with real-time threat detection, automated monitoring and built-in software validation. Should a breach attempt occur, the hardware contains technology designed to automatically detect and stop threats — and self-heal via a triggered reboot that eliminates the need for manual intervention.
Here are the three ways they safeguard healthcare data:
1. FIRMWARE PROTECTION: Built-in software validation that no one else offers. Should a BIOS attack occur, the device is protected, with technology that validates the
integrity of the BIOS when powering up — and safe mode restarts if compromises to BIOS are detected.
2. DEVICE PROTECTION: It ensures the right device security settings at all times and within compliance with the institution’s security policies. Triggered notifications alert to any security events and run-time intrusion detection monitors and safeguards
firmware and memory operation.
3. DATA PROTECTION: The printer data is kept safe from malware, with network security that’s always on, self-healing, and designed to prevent breach of printer network connectivity.
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