FIPS, IoT Medical Devices and the DoD/VA (E12a)
The importance of data in delivering efficient and effective healthcare has long been obvious. The increased focus on value-based care or patient outcomes is shifting financial incentives to a model where providers are compensated on how patients fare, rather than how many tests, visits or procedures are performed. This means the DoD/VA healthcare system and the veterans they serve are more eager than ever to measure patient outcomes in order to determine what works and who gets paid.
IoT medical devices and their larger IoT ecosystems are making the creation of data, tracking activities, milestones, and outcomes a reality. These IoT medical devices and ecosystems are being integrated into government health applications and while handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are required to meet FIPS validation requirements. This presentation takes an in-depth look at the FIPS requirements for a typical IoT medical device when deployed within a DoD/VA setting and more importantly how to meet them.