Medical Devices

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Sue Schade believes that making IT work for patients – and all players – get rid of ‘frenemies’ attitude.

By Sue Schade 03:49 pm June 16, 2017
Feeding data directly from a medical device into medical records has reduced errors, improved patient safety and increased caregiver efficiency.

Health economist Jane Sarahohn-Kahn

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 06:43 pm January 09, 2017
Most medical things exhibited at CES 2017 are connected devices with apps that collect, analyze, and feedback data and information to users (patients, consumers, caregivers) and health/care providers (physicians, nurses, care coaches, and others who support people in self-care).
By Brian Wells 07:23 am August 08, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells shares insights from cognitive computing work so far. 
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 01:48 pm May 05, 2016
At the start of 2016, the current installed base of wearable activity tracking devices was just over 33 million in the U.S.
By John Halamka 10:51 am March 25, 2016
"We believe that mobile devices such as iPhones will become the predominant means by which patients interact with BIDMC," says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD. "Your phone will be the repository of your medical record."
By Drew Schiller 06:41 am November 02, 2015
(SPONSORED) As timing and accuracy of data are key components to the efficiency, speed, and therefore overall costs of operating a clinical trial, consumer wearables offer an unparalleled opportunity to remedy these issues.
By Axel Wirth 10:57 am October 12, 2015
(SPONSORED) If the prospect of hackers honing in on medical devices makes you uneasy, it should. Medical devices are being exploited as entry points for deeper attacks on systems within a healthcare organization.
By Chris Bowen 06:09 am September 09, 2015
Broadly defined, software as a medical device is any app used by providers to make clinical decisions. An increasing number of those are now officially designated as FDA-regulated devices. Is it worth it to pursue this classification for your own software?
By John Halamka 08:17 am August 11, 2015
For years, manufacturers of medical devices depended on the "kindness of stranger," assuming that devices would never be targeted by bad actors. Hospitals must do their best to isolate medical devices from the internet and from other computing devices that could infect them.
By Nathan Wenzler 10:03 am July 29, 2015
Ponemon's recently published 2015 Study on Privacy & Data Security of Healthcare Data makes one point crystal clear: healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive patient information from the wide variety of data breach threats.

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