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Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration: Draft Project Description Available for Comment
August 31, 2021

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a new draft project description for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk in Telehealth Smart Home Integration. The publication of this project description begins a process to further identify project requirements, scope, and hardware and software components for use in a laboratory environment.

What is this Project About?

Telehealth technology and its use has advanced alongside the "Internet of Things” (IoT). Healthcare solutions may allow patients to use consumer-grade IoT devices to review their health information and interact with systems operated by a healthcare delivery organization (HDO). Individuals may use IoT devices to obtain lab results, schedule visitations with their care team, set reminders for appointments, or request prescription refills, for example.

IoT brings novel capabilities to consumers in their homes. However, with those capabilities, IoT compels technology adopters to re-think how they may need to secure their home environment and the networks with which their homes interconnect. This project will result in a practice guide that describes a reference architecture for smart home integration with healthcare systems as part of a telehealth program.

We Want to Hear from You!

The public comment period is open through October 4th, 2021. See the publication details for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting comments.

You can also help shape and contribute to this project by joining the NCCoE’s Healthcare Community of Interest. Send an email to hit_nccoe@nist.gov detailing your interest. We value and welcome your input and look forward to your comments.

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: controls, identity & access management, risk assessment

Applications: Internet of Things

Laws and Regulations: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Sectors: healthcare

Created August 31, 2021