Medical Devices

hackable flaws found in Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 devices

Smiths Medical Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump delivers small doses of medicine in healthcare facilities, both globally and in the U.S. Photo via Smiths Medical

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm September 12, 2017
Vulnerabilities were found in three versions of its wireless syringe infusion pumps and will issue a resolution in January 2018 with the release of a new model.
legacy medical device security

From left: Mike Miliard, Christopher Thomas, Ryan Witt, Heather Roszkowski and James Bruce during a panel discussion at HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm September 12, 2017
Older devices are often most at-risk because some were not originally designed to be connected devices.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
robots fight germs
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am September 06, 2017
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety since they destroy deadly pathogens and drug-resistant organisms.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.
Pfizer Minecraft app

A screensnap from the Pfizer app.

By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 25, 2017
The pharma company also unveiled a new wearable wristband device to let patients track activity levels and monitor heart rate.
ZingBox, VMware partnership

Photo via Flickr

By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm August 25, 2017
ZingBox’s IoT personality-based approach will integrate with VMware Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management system.
New Jersey technology incubator

Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey

By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm August 23, 2017
Agile Strategies Lab is billed as a Shark Tank-like initiative to help startups gain viability and attract VC funding. Early pitches include surgical devices and wearable monitors.

Photo via Martin Falbisoner

By Jessica Davis 02:49 pm August 17, 2017
But while Congress proposed taking ONC’s budget down to $38 million, the FDA would get $500 million budget increase if passed.
Data sanitization best practices

There's a misconception among many that factory resets, data wiping and reformatting are enough to safely clear away old data but that's not the case.

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm August 08, 2017
A new alliance of IT and security professionals wants to promote best practices and spread awareness of a standard definition.

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