Medical Devices

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.
security vulnerabilities update software
By Jessica Davis 01:35 pm June 01, 2018
HIMSS’ latest cybersecurity report highlights the continued Meltdown and Spectre threats that first appeared in early 2018, while outlining how hackers can easily exploit healthcare’s legacy systems.
Salesforce invests in cloud-based health IT firm Virsys12

Tammy Hawes is CEO and founder of Virsys12. Credit: Virsys12

By Bernie Monegain 11:18 am May 31, 2018
The woman-run consulting firm will use the capital to expand its offering in the healthcare industry, CEO Tammy Hawes says.
FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

Credit: GAO.gov

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm May 30, 2018
The contest aims to offer unique approaches to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, Food and Drug Administration officials said.
doctor reviewing CT scan security flaws
By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 14, 2018
Some vulnerabilities in Philips’ Brilliance CT scanners and GE Healthcare Mobile tech could allow an unauthorized user to obtain elevated credentials and make modifications to system settings.
medical device like this MRI can be hacked
By Jessica Davis 09:54 am May 11, 2018
The threat to medical devices is real and happening now – and it’s a patient safety issue, much more than one of HIPAA compliance.
KRACK Wi-Fi flaw puts medical devices at risk

A screensnap of a KRACK attack. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 04:35 pm May 01, 2018
Discovered in October, the fundamental WP2 protocol vulnerability can cause a complete loss of control of data and let a hacker launch a man-in-the-middle attack.
healthcare MRI x-ray hacking cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm April 24, 2018
Orangeworm is targeting the sector and associated vendors for what Symantec researchers believe is to conduct espionage on the industry.

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