Konica Minolta Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for Ransomware and Medical Device Hacking Prevention Services

Designation recognizes product that brings improvement to healthcare industry security

Ramsey, NJ – January 23, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in Technology and IT Services, today announces that its Ransomware and Medical Device Hacking Prevention Services has received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with Ransomware and Medical Device Hacking Prevention Services at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver on September 14, 2017. 

Konica Minolta combines an innovative approach with a specific solution that focuses on reducing security threats to healthcare organizations. The Ransomware and medical device hacking prevention solution that has been recognized with the Vizient designation is part of a larger suite of other Konica Minolta IT services. 

“Increasing threats from cybersecurity attacks, including Ransomware and medical device hacking, are taking a toll on the financial stability and reputations of healthcare organizations as well as impacting patients’ peace of mind,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services and Product Planning, Konica Minolta. “We are honored to receive a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, and are dedicated to helping the healthcare community protect themselves from these constantly evolving threats.”   

“The Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange offers medical technology suppliers the opportunity to demonstrate their products and gain direct feedback from the approximately 1,500 clinical experts who attend the event. Following exploration of the technological capabilities of Ransomware and Medical Device Hacking Prevention Services at the Exchange, attendees recommended it receive an Innovative Technology designation. Congratulations to Konica Minolta on receiving this status,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and Vizient Innovative Technology Program leader.   

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle. 


About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 11 consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. Follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.


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