Medical Devices

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.
Neural dust: Implantable medical devices the size of a grain of sand

Neural dust technology. (Credit: iota.)

By Bill Siwicki 02:11 pm May 20, 2019
One company is working on cutting-edge technology that could change the way providers treat neurological diseases.
By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am May 16, 2019
Frost & Sullivan research found hospitals focusing on collaboration to improve security and maintain medical device connectivity and uptime as top priorities.
By Benjamin Harris 01:48 pm May 08, 2019
Unguarded and lacking a common playbook for security, the internet of things presents plenty of new network challenges.
By Benjamin Harris 11:12 am May 01, 2019
Trojans, riskware, spyware and worms all plague healthcare, which leads all industries in number of data breaches.
By Nathan Eddy 10:41 am April 25, 2019
A new study from vendor Vectra monitored network traffic for six months to find the most prevalent methods attackers use to gain control and access protected information.
By Nathan Eddy 10:49 am April 23, 2019
The effort will help advance AI, wearables, engaging consumers at home and more.

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