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InterMed Announces Program to Manage Cybersecurity Risk in Clinical Medical Equipment

The InterMed Group (www.intermed1.com) is pleased to announce the formation of a cohesive cybersecurity suite of services that caters to the rising demand for stronger clinical medical equipment cyber protections within healthcare. InterMed’s program combines education, physical inventory assessment, and integrated services for prevention, detection, and containment, and assimilation of results. With an increasing amount of Healthcare Technology being connected to or housing ePHI, there is growing concern about cybersecurity vulnerabilities of clinical equipment.

Given the current cyber climate in the healthcare industry, we are pleased to introduce a cohesive cybersecurity suite of services that cater to the rising demand for strong cyber protections within healthcare.

InterMed’s holistic approach to “cyber hygiene” is designed to be paired with the medical equipment and staffing aspects of each facility; it has been designed to be implemented with minimal disruption.

The InterMed Group has been at the forefront of healthcare technology management for nearly 30 years; our trailblazing work in medical device and medical equipment cybersecurity has equipped health care organizations to face today’s complex security challenges and better prepare for the future. The development of medical equipment cybersecurity services is being spearheaded by Scott Nudelman.

Scott Nudelman, InterMed’s current Chief Operating Officer, has accepted the role as Cyber Security Officer/ VP Support Operations effective July 1, 2021.

Nudelman will concurrently direct InterMed’s unique JumpTeams™ Services as the new products and rapid deployment capabilities of JumpTeams may frequently intersect depending on client needs. Hand-picked JumpTeams™ Technicians will receive selected training and testing, including Security Plus and HCISPP certification.

Nudelman joined InterMed in February 2017 as Chief Operations Officer after having spent over 30 years in the industry including over 21 years in roles such as MV Operations Manager, Sr. Director Clinical Engineering for GE Healthcare. He has a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology.

“InterMed has grown significantly over the past few years, both in size and in the development of core services. Our focus on training and consistent service delivery has accomplished most of the goals that Rick Staab and I originally envisioned for the COO. I am grateful to the InterMed team for this effort, and for this opportunity to pursue a passion I have had for some time. InterMed is taking a leadership role to deliver integrated cyber solutions for our clients regardless of their size. I am eager to use these services in tandem with our key industry partners to provide quantifiable solutions for our clients.”

– Scott Nudelman

Rick Staab, CHTM Chief Executive Officer of The InterMed Group added the following:

“These services will have a measurable and immediate impact in the healthcare industry. Scott Nudelman is one of our most valuable leaders, and he has been an amazing COO. Assigning him to this leadership role underscores InterMed’s true commitment to improving medical device cybersecurity and the healthcare industry.” 

Toby Gouker, PhD, CHISL, CISM, GSLC, CPEM and VP of Strategy, First Health Advisory CHIME Foundation Partner of the Year 2020, had this to add about the new InterMed service:

“This InterMed initiative is a great lift for healthcare delivery organizations. Medical device cybersecurity has become major heartache for many organizations working to defend their organizations against ransomware and other forms of malware attack.”

More information regarding the cybersecurity services from InterMed will be released soon.