Medical Devices

The Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s raised $1 million dollars for hospital tech in the Florida 14-hospital BayCare Health System. Credit: St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation

By Bernie Monegain 10:54 am December 27, 2017
The funds raised by the Florida foundation were used to purchase a 3D pediatric and adult echocardiography unit and endoscopic tower.
Best Hospital IT Departments
By Mike Miliard 06:41 am December 15, 2017
Technology is only as good as the people it serves at the Memphis health system.
Best Hospital IT department 2017
By Mike Miliard 06:39 am December 15, 2017
St. Louis health system working hard to roll out Epic to other hospitals, embrace virtual care and dive into data analytics.
FDA medical device approval
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm December 11, 2017
The framework would use more modern criteria, allowing comparisons to standards more in line with the tech being evaluated.
patient engagement
By Jeff Lagasse 02:35 pm December 07, 2017
New research finds patients could benefit if they are invited to co-produce medical notes with doctors rather than simply reading them.
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
IoT data ready for AI

AI is poised to gain traction but still needs better integration with EHR systems and analytic tools for medical devices in the hands of patients.

By Bill Siwicki 11:57 am November 20, 2017
Hospitals should begin with appropriate infrastructure and that includes robust connectivity, storage and security. Here’s a look at how to get started.
Medical IoT legislation
By Bill Siwicki 09:49 am November 20, 2017
The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would require the FDA to establish a working group to recommend frameworks and guidelines for medical device security.
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.

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