Report Highlights Risk of Medical Device 'Workarounds'

August 1, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A watchdog agency review of a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in California spotlights security issues involving medical device "workarounds" that some experts say are common but often overlooked or underestimated risks.

In a report issued Wednesday, the VA Office of Inspector General highlights a variety of episodes of "non-adherence" to Veterans Health Administration and VA policies on patient information privacy and security that were first identified during an unrelated investigation at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center in Long Beach.

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