Medical Devices

Next-gen medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 12:13 pm June 19, 2018
Experts discuss where medical devices are headed as the internet of things continues to expand.
Apple files patent blood pressure monitoring

A diagram of the pending patent. 

By Jonah Comstock 04:30 pm June 12, 2018
The patent description is a tweak on the standard-of-care inflatable blood pressure cuff, built into a wearable that might be smaller, connected and sport a touchscreen.
Medical device threats are real, risk to patient safety
By Jessica Davis 04:00 pm June 12, 2018
A recent University of California survey found that a few delivery organizations and vendors believe 100 to 1,000 patients have had adverse events from compromised health IT infrastructure - and the threat will only persist.
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.

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