Medical Devices

By Gus Venditto 07:23 am June 14, 2017
Memories of the May WannaCry attacks have started to fade but the threat to healthcare systems is not going away. In fact, while the risk has been seen mostly in IT administrative systems and EHRs, many believe that the threat to medical devices is even greater.
Apple hires Sumbul Desai

Apple has recruited Sumbul Desai, MD, but remains mum on her role. YouTube photo

By Bernie Monegain 05:34 am June 13, 2017
The company has not released information on what role she’ll play for the digital giant.
medical device security

Mandeep Khera, chief marketing officer at Arxan Technologies, a cybersecurity vendor whose specialties include the Internet of Things in healthcare.

By Bill Siwicki 01:40 pm June 06, 2017
Security audits can also help to determine the value of legacy systems and calculate the risk of keeping them against the cost of replacement.
Apple ResearchKit in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm June 02, 2017
Some industry observers say the technology is poised for greatness while others insist it has a long way to go.
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am May 30, 2017
Lack of encryption and authentication, simple bugs in the code and poor design can put patient lives at risk.
unsecured medical devices

Kevin Fu, CEO of Virta Laboratories and director of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security at the University of Michigan, speaking at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 10:34 am May 30, 2017
Tech-savvy hospitals like Mayo, Kaiser and Christiana are always testing, recognizing cybersecurity threats could get scarier, and aiming to change mindsets to focus on infosec as a patient safety issue.
By Jessica Davis 08:42 am May 30, 2017
Bootstrapped firms and those companies directly connected to the insurance market are facing the greatest challenges, as funding for these types of startups has fallen the lowest since 2011.

Northwell CEO Michael Dowling

By Mike Miliard 01:44 pm May 24, 2017
Partnership with Peerbridge Health will enable remote monitoring for cardiac patients.
By Tom Sullivan 09:15 am May 22, 2017
More Disruption Please Labs head Santosh Mohan said that CEO Jonathan Bush will present big ideas for digital health startups to chase at an event next month in San Francisco.
EHR integrating device data
By Mike Miliard 03:12 pm May 19, 2017
Flowing outside data into existing electronic health records can be a difficult undertaking, AHIMA says, but there are ways to make it work best.

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