Medical Devices

St. Jude pacemakers
By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm April 19, 2018
The device manufacturer acquired St. Jude Medical last year and has since been working to fix severe vulnerabilities found in its pacemakers.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
California medical device manufacturer Inogen data breach

Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm April 17, 2018
Inogen reports a hacker accessed an employee email account for more than two months, according to an SEC filing.
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am March 27, 2018
What hospitals know about Amazon plans is just a taste of what the future will bring, consultants predict.
Accruent buys Connectiv
By Bernie Monegain 09:48 am March 23, 2018
The company’s platform helps hospitals tackle medical device vulnerabilities.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm March 08, 2018
But experts from IEEE, UC San Diego and Health Linkages say the key is to make sure it's the "right solution for the right problem."
MedCrypt wins Venture Connect prize
By Jonah Comstock 06:40 pm March 07, 2018
Judges impressed by the company’s security tech, which uses APIs to connect medical devices.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released the agency’s budget requests for fiscal 2018 on Tuesday.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm February 15, 2018
Agency Chief Scott Gottlieb also will establish a Center of Excellence on Digital Health designed to create a new way to evaluate third-party certifiers and supported by a cybersecurity unit.
medical device security
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am February 08, 2018
Experts from a leading nonprofit ranked device cybersecurity as the single biggest challenge hospital face today.
Spectre and Meltdown
By Bill Siwicki 08:37 am January 22, 2018
Medical devices running operating systems like Windows, Linux, etc. on processors that could be vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre.

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