Executive Summary

Infusion pumps pose a major risk to data security in healthcare facilities. The wireless connection to the pump often can be used to access the computer system.

• The pumps are much more computerized than in the past.

• Infusion pumps from the same vendor have the same login and password.

• Risk Managers Should Demand Improvements From Vendors.


Cyber security experts and healthcare leaders are warning that the biggest threat to your hospital system’s data security might be one of the most innocuous, seemingly harmless devices that doesn’t even appear to have anything to do with your computer system: the infusion pump.