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13:0014:00 18. Nov 2019
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MTF: More transparency in cyber security – Presentation of the MDS2 form

Session Opportunities and challenges of a digitalized healthcare industry


In order to integrate Medical Devices into clinical IT networks, their operators need device-specific information about its security capabilities. MITA (also known as the DICOM publisher) has published a standardized form with “19 questions” regarding the device’s product security functions. Since more than a decade this form is being used in the USA and has become a de-facto requirement for selling networked medical devices. Recently, the federal German IT security authority BSI – together with ZVEI Fachverband Elektromedizinische Technik joined forces to bring this form into German markets. This presentation highlights some practical aspects of managing the MDS2 form from a manufacturer’s perspective.