Medical Devices

Cardiac device combines three monitors in one, gains efficiencies for cardiologists
By Bill Siwicki 12:06 pm July 08, 2019
At North Suburban Cardiology Associates in Stoneham, Massachusetts, there were several gaps in the group’s ambulatory ECG monitoring capability.
AI, virtual reality set to boost growth of integrated operating rooms
By Nathan Eddy 11:51 am July 05, 2019
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts that as many as 45% of ORs will be integrated with intelligent technologies within the next four years to improve the precision and predictability of surgical services.

Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA's deputy director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, says all device manufacturers should "monitor and assess cybersecurity vulnerability risk, and to be proactive about disclosing vulnerabilities."

By Benjamin Harris 02:24 pm July 01, 2019
The agency warns that older MiniMed devices – which have been recalled by Medtronic – could be hacked and remotely controlled, adding to the list of cyber concerns for IoT devices.
Implementation best practices: Giving medical devices, IoT special attention
By Bill Siwicki 03:32 pm June 26, 2019
Three medical device technology experts from GE Healthcare, BioSig Technologies and Advantech offer comprehensive advice on best practices for healthcare organizations launching new medical devices.
By Nathan Eddy 10:09 am June 26, 2019
With remote patient monitoring a hot topic among healthcare providers, a new survey indicates patients would be open to outfitting themselves with wearable devices if it resulted in fewer trips to visit the doctor.
Infusion pump-linked workstations contain critical security flaw
By Nathan Eddy 12:08 pm June 14, 2019
Bad actors can use the Becton, Dickinson and Company Alaris Gateway Workstations to “authenticate” malicious and potentially dangerous content, CyberMDX discovered.
Digital monitoring helps reduce hospital visits for COPD patients
By Nathan Eddy 11:52 am June 12, 2019
Use of an inhaler-connected sensor helped push the average number of COPD-related hospital trips down to an average of 2.2, compared to the year prior to study enrollment when the average was 3.4 trips to the hospital.
As cybersecurity threats change, so must hospitals
By Benjamin Harris 11:28 am June 07, 2019
A new assessment of cybersecurity threats highlights consumers’ growing role and predicts things will get worse before they get better.
By Benjamin Harris 10:56 am May 30, 2019
The wide array of connected devices means "lot of different stakeholders that need to coordinate," on both the clinical and IT side. That requires "process and due diligence."
By Benjamin Harris 12:19 pm May 29, 2019
You can't secure a network that you don't understand. Mapping hospital IoT is a must-do process for the creation of an effective defense strategy, experts say.

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