Medtech & Devices

Introducing DocbookMD One-Way Paging

The healthcare communication landscape is evolving. Now more than ever, healthcare professionals need communication tools that can deliver uncompromised mobility, reliability, and security, within the convenience of a mobile application. Consequently, smartphone usage within medical practices is increasing, and the reliance on pagers is decreasing.

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Hospitals up the ante for medical transcription tools as vendors modernize with automation, voice recognition

Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digital transformation work.Medical transcription is the process by which doctors and healthcare professionals process health records, which are then

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Medtronic says thousands of heart devices need software upgrades

Medtronic has been alerting doctors about software updates for thousands of implantable heart devices worldwide that can experience unexpected problems.On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration publicized alerts that Medtronic voluntarily sent out in late June regarding 25,000 EnTrust and Escudo implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and 14,000 Percepta and Percepta Quad cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers

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Trump’s Chinese tariffs threaten to cost medical device makers $138 million a year, MITA says

The medical imaging group is asking for medical devices and components to be exempt from the presidents tariffs on Chinese imports. President Donald Trumps tariffs on Chinese imports will cost American medical device makers more than $138 million this year, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance estimates. As a result, the group is calling for

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RFID security for hospitals: What are the use cases?

The first in a four-part series on successfully implementing radio frequency identification explains three ways the tech can improve patient experience and engagement. As providers of healthcare, our organizations want to reduce risk as much as possible. Several particular areas of risk are with infection control, physical security, asset management, real-time location services and authentication

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A CIO on Carrying the Burden of Medical Device Cybersecurity

A lack of standards spelling out to manufacturers their responsibilities for addressing the cybersecurity of medical devices – especially legacy products – has left a big burden on the healthcare entities that use these devices, says Cletis Earle, CIO at Kaleida Health, a health system in New York state.The situation “has created significant challenges, because

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Senseonics gets FDA clearance for Eversense, will sell implantable glucose monitor directly in US

At long last, Eversense, the implantable continuous glucose monitoring system from Senseonics, has received FDA clearance to be marketed in the United States.The FDA is committed to advancing novel products that leverage digital technology to improve patient care, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. These technologies allow patients to gain better control

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New research shows up to 1,000 patients harmed by medical device breaches

As many as 1,000 patients suffered harm from medical devices hit by a cybersecurity attack, according to a new survey of executives of device manufacturers and provider organizations.The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego, is scheduled for publication in an academic journal. The results were announced by Christian Dameff, M.D.,

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Medical Device Cyber Vulnerabilities: More Alerts

The stream of recent advisories is helping to draw more attention to the importance of addressing device security, many security experts say.Since April, DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Emergency Response Team has issued about a half dozen alerts advising healthcare entities of cyber vulnerabilities in equipment ranging from medical imaging systems to patient monitoring gear.The intensifying

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