There is an increase in security concerns that exist with Internet of Things (IoT) technology along with the many organizations that operate them, including those in healthcare, according to a new release published by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The federal government issued a warning Aug. 4 about the rise in cybersecurity risks associated with Internet of Things devices in the healthcare and public health sector.

According to the report from the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, if IoT medical devices are accessed, the functions of the devices could be changed by the hackers, causing harm to patients, or patient protected information could be compromised. 

Read the full article at Becker’s Hospital Review.