As many as 1,000 patients suffered harm from medical devices hit by a cybersecurity attack, according to a new survey of executives of device manufacturers and provider organizations.The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego, is scheduled for publication in an academic journal. The results were announced by Christian Dameff, M.D., an emergency physician and clinical informatics researcher at UCSD at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum this week.Of the 40 executives from some of the largest medical device vendors and provider organizations, two said 100-1,000 patients were harmed during an unreported adverse event associated with a medical device cybersecurity vulnerability.

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