A startup cybersecurity company based in South Florida.
The company urgently needed to enlist several healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, etc.,) who would be willing to participate in its beta-testing program for its newly developed cyberderdevice.
- A meeting was held with senior management first to evaluate and refine their vision and expectations and to set realistic goals and objectives. Secondly to discuss terms engagement to retain ECS International (ECS) as a consultant.
- ECS reviewed and identified potential candidates from its extensive provider network for the study both from a local, national, and international perspective.
- The search was narrowed down to three candidates. Two were based locally in the Miami metropolitan area (a major hospital chain and a free-standing radiotherapy center), and the last was a small hospital based in the Caribbean.
- On-site interviews were initially conducted with the senior management of all three potential candidates along with representatives from the cybersecurity company and ECS.
- The two local providers had either technical or legal issues (or both), that disqualified them from participating in the program.
- The Caribbean hospital was successful in meeting all required criteria and an onsite visit was scheduled.
- A technical team conducted an onsite inspection which included a meeting with the hospital’s IT staff followed by a detailed inspection of all key medical equipment including various IoT equipment.
- Final analysis of the data collected allowed the hospital to successfully participate in the beta-device testing program.