Medical Devices

legacy medical device security

From left: Mike Miliard, Christopher Thomas, Ryan Witt, Heather Roszkowski and James Bruce during a panel discussion at HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm September 12, 2017
Older devices are often most at-risk because some were not originally designed to be connected devices.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
robots fight germs
By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am September 06, 2017
Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety since they destroy deadly pathogens and drug-resistant organisms.
smart pump EHR integration saves millions

Ohio-based Union Hospital linked their 150-plus smart infusion pumps with its Meditech EHR.

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am August 31, 2017
Beyond patient safety, the initiative has improved nurse workflow and is leading to more accurate billing, says CIO.
Pfizer Minecraft app

A screensnap from the Pfizer app.

By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm August 25, 2017
The pharma company also unveiled a new wearable wristband device to let patients track activity levels and monitor heart rate.
ZingBox, VMware partnership

Photo via Flickr

By Bill Siwicki 12:10 pm August 25, 2017
ZingBox’s IoT personality-based approach will integrate with VMware Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management system.
New Jersey technology incubator

Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey

By Mike Miliard 02:53 pm August 23, 2017
Agile Strategies Lab is billed as a Shark Tank-like initiative to help startups gain viability and attract VC funding. Early pitches include surgical devices and wearable monitors.

Photo via Martin Falbisoner

By Jessica Davis 02:49 pm August 17, 2017
But while Congress proposed taking ONC’s budget down to $38 million, the FDA would get $500 million budget increase if passed.
Data sanitization best practices

There's a misconception among many that factory resets, data wiping and reformatting are enough to safely clear away old data but that's not the case.

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm August 08, 2017
A new alliance of IT and security professionals wants to promote best practices and spread awareness of a standard definition.
Siemens security software issue with scanner software
By Jessica Davis 02:15 pm August 07, 2017
ICS-CERT researchers found four vulnerabilities in Siemens’ molecular imaging products that can be publicly exploited and allow a hacker to remotely access and compromise the devices.

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