This toolkit serves as an educational resource for digital health companies at all stages of growth on both the fundamentals and best practices for cybersecurity and privacy protection. In addition to serving as a resource guide, the toolkit will also contain a Massachusetts common security checklist, created by MassChallenge HealthTech in collaboration with the CGE and with funding support from MeHI. This checklist provides a standard set of questions asked by a hospital prior to deployment of a new device or software in a clinical setting. The checklist is designed to provide startups an upfront guide to the key security and standardization requirements they will need to meet for any hospital engagement.
Digital Health Cybersecurity Group Of Experts
In February 2019, the Council launched the Cybersecurity Group of Experts (CGE) to facilitate the creation of a cybersecurity toolkit. The CGE, chaired by MITRE, is composed of 11 industry experts from hospitals, industries including software, security and medical devices, academia and government. The CGE will support the growth of the digital health ecosystem by enhancing access to security and validation information needed to support commercialization of products and working with the Massachusetts Cyber Center, as well as supporting future Hacker Hospital sandbox environments. The CGE will also offer ongoing hackathon events, development training workshops around cybersecurity, HIPAA and other relevant topics.