Medtech & Devices

FDA Reveals Steps to Bolster Medical Device Cybersecurity

In a statement Monday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., says the efforts are aimed at addressing growing cybersecurity threats and potential related patient safety worries for network-connected medical devices.”As the number of cyberattacks has increased, we’ve heard concerns about the potential for cybercriminals to attack patient medical devices,” Gottlieb says.Cybersecurity researchers continue to identify device

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Wireless and Scanning The Clarius Portable Ultrasound Review

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. Can you imagine making an ultrasound scan on your kitchen table? No need for a doctors appointment, no waiting time, no travel costs. With the appearance of pocket-sized and user-friendly diagnostic devices, such as the Clarius

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Can a Watch Be a Medical Device?

For example, is it theoretically possible that the ECG results from the watch could be intercepted via the internet and then altered to potentially change a diagnosis?But security experts emphasize that this type of risk must be weighed against the potential life-saving benefits of the new consumer technology. And the Food and Drug Administration says

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FDA to Ramp Up Medical Device Cybersecurity Scrutiny

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General’s report recommends that FDA better integrate the review of cybersecurity in the agency’s processes for premarket assessments of medical devices.In a statement provided to Information Security Media Group, FDA says it’s taking steps to bolster its “already robust premarket review of networked medical devices.”

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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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