Medical Devices

By Jack Beaudoin 12:35 pm July 28, 2015
The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress it says will speed up medical cures and innovation. Central to its recommendations is the use of healthcare IT for post-approval studies.
Mobile devices
By Erin McCann 11:00 am July 28, 2015
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there's finally some serious movement on that front: a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the topic.
By Mike Miliard 10:41 am July 02, 2015
Kaiser Permanente's head of cyber risk defense says healthcare's escalating war against hackers requires a new, people-focused approach to defending patient data. And a sobering inside look at mobile device vulnerabilities helps make his point.
By Mike Miliard 09:23 am July 01, 2015
Once upon a time, security was simpler. Now it's a different world -- a more dangerous one, with omnipresent risks to patient data. That theme was driven home again and again at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum on Tuesday.
Security text and lock
By Mike Miliard 09:02 am July 01, 2015
The numbers should shake any provider still blissfully ignorant of privacy threats out of their complacency: Two-thirds of health organizations polled by HIMSS for its latest cybersecurity survey say they've recently experienced a "significant security incident."
By Anthony Vecchione 09:29 am June 30, 2015
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO.
power outage
By Mike Miliard 10:30 am June 29, 2015
New geographic information system technology from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to help community health agencies and emergency management officials protect patients who rely on electricity-dependent medical equipment.
Stethoscope and money
By Mike Miliard 10:46 am June 05, 2015
New research from Accenture projects that digital health tools will save the U.S. healthcare industry more than $100 billion over the next four years. It also predicts that FDA approval of such technologies will triple by the end of 2018.
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am June 02, 2015
Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in the Internet of Things market in the coming years, with healthcare expected to be one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology.
Puzzle pieces
By Bernie Monegain 11:01 am May 29, 2015
Connected health infrastructure is emerging in healthcare as a binding agent for diverse devices and workflows, aiding diagnosis, monitoring and prevention, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. But many providers don't even have a plan for connectivity.

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