Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson to build innovation lab at University of Pennsylvania
By Bernie Monegain 11:55 am July 18, 2018
Networking hub is designed to connect the company with Penn researchers and local startups to fast-track new technologies.
Trump's Chinese tariffs threaten medical device maker costs

President Trump speaking in China in November. Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm July 09, 2018
The medical imaging group is asking for medical devices and components to be exempt from the president’s tariffs on Chinese imports.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 09:56 am July 05, 2018
In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s RFI on how to improve medical device security, industry groups asked for FDA standards around devices -- among a host of other support measures.
EHR data with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm July 02, 2018
It's the second such collaboration, using real-world clinical data to track device performance, following the health system's 2017 agreement with Medtronic.
Next-gen medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 12:13 pm June 19, 2018
Experts discuss where medical devices are headed as the internet of things continues to expand.
Apple files patent blood pressure monitoring

A diagram of the pending patent. 

By Jonah Comstock 04:30 pm June 12, 2018
The patent description is a tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller, connected and sport a touchscreen.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
By Bernie Monegain 12:10 pm June 05, 2018
HeartMate3 recalled because of unintended disconnection between power source and controller.
predictive analytics helps doctors assess cardiac risk
By Bernie Monegain 01:29 pm June 04, 2018
The patient monitoring company says the technology, developed at the University of Chicago, will allow health systems to better manage patients' risk of adverse events.
HIMSS weighs in on FDA software pre-cert program
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm June 01, 2018
As the agency considers a lighter touch for regulating iterative versions of software-as-a-medical device, it should also stay focused on patient-centeredness, cybersecurity and more, HIMSS says.

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