The Evolution of Healthcare Asset Management

The complexity of managing physical and virtual assets in increasingly digital healthcare environments creates a dauting task for security professionals. Fortunately, some promising technologies and standards are beginning to emerge to help evolve capabilities for identifying, tracking, and securing healthcare assets across the enterprise.

In this episode with Susan Ramonat, CEO of Spiritus, we discuss trends in asset management standards development, distributed ledger technology, medical device tracking, regulatory activity, and more.

Highlights of the discussion include:

  • The future of healthcare asset management including service models, unique identifiers (UDI), RFID, geolocation services, and predictive analytics
  • Lessons learned from Scotland's deployment of distributed ledger technology in the healthcare provider setting
  • Software Bill of Materials (SBoM) standards from the FDA and other groups like National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • Using distributed ledger to help with infection control from asset movement for outbreaks like the coronavirus
  • Software and data asset management approaches
  • The role of IoT and IoMT technology solutions
  • People, process, and governance considerations for healthcare asset management programs
  • Responding to industry-wide medical device vulnerabilities like Urgent 11
  • Proposed federal investments for the FDA for medical device security


As CEO of Spiritus, Susan draws upon 25 years of executive experience in financial services and healthcare with roles in enterprise risk management, product management, technology strategy, corporate development, operational risk management, and cybersecurity.

She speaks frequently at industry conferences and universities about DLT/blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. The Spiritus technology solution connects the dots to ensure medical devices are safe and in good order at the point of care. More broadly, their experts support health systems rewire their GRC processes for digitally-enabled clinical operations.