Medical devices – the risks of cyber attacks!
For health providers, the risk to their patients from a discontinuance of clinical provision, resulting from cyber-attacks on their medical devices is a constant and escalating problem.
Medical Devices are becoming ever more sophisticated and the incorporation of sophisticated technology, increases the both the chances of, and repercussions from these cyber-attacks.
It is also more difficult to manage these devices than conventional corporate systems hardware and software.
How can we help?
We provide consultancy with regards to all aspects of managing medical devices from their purchase from the supplier. This includes each stage through the lifecycle following the asset’s procurement and includes; Supplier Management – assessment of their compliance (clinical, data protection and cybersecurity), testing, installation, monitoring, support and maintenance, training, tracking, replacement and disposal.
The work will ensure that adequate controls are in place to confirm that compliance requirements are met and that robust governance is in place.
For your Medical Devices, JVR Consultancy can provide you with the following six services:
- Ensure the Medical Devices data processed is GDPR compliant.
- Ensure the Medical Devices have Cyber Security defences.
- Supplier Management, making sure that the manufacturer complies with their regulations.
- Ensure that you are compliant with UK medical regulations as a user of Medical devices.
- Asset Management to track and make sure that suitable medical devices are available when and where they are needed.
- Clinical Risk making sure that the devices are risked assessed for patient safety & that they are tracked, monitored and safe.The work will ensure that adequate controls are in place to confirm that compliance requirements are met and that robust governance is in place.
An inability to prevent these attacks by not understanding the vulnerabilities and how to put in place adequate defences will not only harm patient provision but could lead to fines from breaches of the General Data Protection Act (GDPR).
In addition, the reputation of the provider may be very well be negatively impacted, with potential loss of business.
JVR Consultancy can offer specialist consultancy across the full lifecycle of the Medical Devices including the following;
- Supplier Management – quality assurance to ensure that the requisite compliance
- Tracking of the devices
- Full Cyber Security protection
- Asset Management
- Audited disposal of the devices
- Cyber Essentials accreditation
- GDPR audit and assessment
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Request your Gap Analysis Report
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions for our clients. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your business goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight you need. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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