Medical device

How To Protect Yourself From Faulty Medical Devices

Advances made in medical technology have given people new devices that they can now use on a regular basis. From wearable devices to surgical implants, these devices perform critical jobs like monitoring vitals and watching for signs and symptoms that the patient may need medical assistance. Because these devices perform important jobs, it is imperative

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Is Our Security and Privacy Healthy on Medical Devices?

When the show ‘Homeland’ aired an episode with a hacker manipulating the Vice President’s internet-enabled pacemaker, could it have been a case of art mimicking real-life? There has been an exponential growth of internet-enabled versions of medical devices, or Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These devices are connected via Wi-Fi or machine-to-machine (M2M) communications to

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Interview With Raj Sodhi About ResMed Life Support Ventilators Joining The World’s Largest Remote Patient Monitoring Network

As shown in this press release, ResMed announced its plan to bring cloud connectivity and its remote patient monitoring software, AirView, to its Astral life support ventilators, thereby increasing its global lead in number of remotely monitored patients. Today ResMed has more than 2.5 million patients monitored through AirView. We thus decided to interview Raj Sodhi,

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How ABPM Can Add Value to Your Practice

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is becoming increasingly popular in general practices to diagnose and control hypertension. The technique is more expensive than conventional blood pressure measurement (CBPM), but the benefits for patients justify additional expenses, and it is also approved for reimbursement. Reimbursement is a critical consideration when incorporating ABPM into your practice. It

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X-Ray Machine And Risk to Healthcare IT Security

When we think of cyber threats in Health IT security, we generally think of hackers going after computers and mobile devices to steal personal and financial information. But hackers have a new, even more potentially frightening target: medical equipment. According to one survey, nearly 8 percent of patients had at least one implantable medical device

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