Medical Devices

10 Health IT predictions for 2018
By Bill Siwicki 05:26 pm November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies will start to gain some firmer footing in the year ahead, moving out of pilot testing and into production environments.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
UDI on Medicare forms

Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate floor Nov. 1. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 09, 2017
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren are giving the agency until Dec. 1 to decide whether CMS will follow OIG recommendations to ensure UDI is included on Medicare claim forms.
3D ultrasound

The small square housing the microchip turns device into high-powered 3D machine. Photo via Youtube

By Jeff Lagasse 11:28 am November 02, 2017
The cost-effective way to boost capabilities can save providers thousands.
medical device ID

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a committee hearing on Oct. 31. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm November 01, 2017
Although adding UDI to Medicare claim forms has bipartisan support in Congress, the CMS chief medical officer told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the agency is still reviewing the policy.
medical device security
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm November 01, 2017
Unfixable equipment, absent processes, platform questions and lifecycle management are just some of the challenges that information security teams need to prioritize.
Tom 10 healthcare innovations for 2018
By Bernie Monegain 12:18 pm October 27, 2017
From a better way to manage diabetes to preventing hair loss from chemotherapy, Cleveland Clinic offers a glimpse of 10 top medical innovations to expect in 2018.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm October 20, 2017
As the number of connected devices is projected to grow to 20 to 50 billion by 2020, the FBI says the threat of DDoS attacks launched by leveraging flaws in IoT devices is not going away anytime soon.

The remote patient monitoring mobile app. Photo via Welch Allyn

By Bill Siwicki 03:47 pm October 11, 2017
Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform now wirelessly links with Welch Allyn’s connected home scale and blood pressure monitor.
medical device security
By Bill Siwicki 11:03 am October 05, 2017
Segmented networks, authorization protocols, device behavior are a few strategies that execs should adopt today.

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