medical devices

By Mike Miliard September 19, 2017
Billed as a "digital health studio," the newly-launched Doctella aims to help healthcare organizations develop patient-facing apps quickly, easily and inexpensively. Doctella CEO Amer Haider – who co-founded Doctella with his brother, Brigham & Women's Hospital surgeon and public health researcher Adil Haider, MD, and Peter Pronovost, MD, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety...
By Mike Miliard August 23, 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health, as part of its affiliation with the New Jersey Innovation Institute, is is pledging $25 million to Agile Strategies Lab, an incubator on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.   The lab employs a concept similar to the show Shark Tank, officials said, where fledgling companies pitch ideas to a panel of healthcare and technology experts, looking to...
January 25, 2017
Despite major IoT attacks last year, and even though most organizations are extremely concerned about getting attacked, the majority are doing nothing to prevent these attacks, according to Arxan's 2017 Study on Mobile and IoT Application Security Report, independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The majority of organizations are instead zeroing in on what is viewed as the biggest threat...
By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2016
Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems. At the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum yesterday, executives from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and Partners Healthcare discussed medical device security on a panel moderated by Healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock August 24, 2016
In June, the FDA offered up a draft guidance document designed to help medical device makers better understand how the agency thinks about a patient's right to access their own data from a device. The guidance clarified that medical device makers can make a patient's data available to them without additional clearance, though it cautioned them to do so thoughtfully to keep the data private and...
By Jonah Comstock May 6, 2015
Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly is opening a new drug delivery and innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Construction will begin immediately, with the center opening by the end of the year for a planned staff of 30 scientists and engineers. Eli Lilly Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications Edward Sagebiel said one Eli Lilly executive will move to...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2015
Lack of medical device connectivity and interoperability are big contributors to preventable medical errors, according to a recent survey of nurses. According to the 526 registered nurses who participated in the survey, which was commissioned by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted by Harris Poll, nurses end up shouldering a lot of the burden of medical devices and electronic...
By Jonah Comstock December 23, 2013
Parks Associates predicts unit sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales from 2012, according to a new report. The firm also looked at what connected medical devices consumers had in their homes. "The addressable market for networked medical devices includes 68 million Americans with hypertension and 26 million with diabetes," Harry...
By Aditi Pai December 11, 2013
To drive medical interoperability, all parties will need to push policy to get things done, Galileo Analytics Cofounder Anna McCollister-Slipp said at the mHealth Summit near Washington DC. McCollister-Slipp was recently appointed to serve on the FDA/ONC HIT Policy Committee’s FDASIA Working Group. "There's some piecemeal policy things that are ongoing that are really critical," McCollister-Slipp...
By Neil Versel September 19, 2013
Departing national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari would prefer that the Food and Drug Administration unilaterally issue a long-anticipated final guidance on mobile medical apps rather than waiting for inter-agency consensus with the Federal Communications Commission and Mostashari's own Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. "I testified before Congress...

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