October 1, 2018
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released a statement today unveiling the Medical Device Cybersecurity Regional Incident Preparedness and Response Playbook — a document co-authored with the non-profit Mitre Corporation describing how healthcare delivery organizations can best prepare their medical devices and staff for a device security breach. The agency also announced the development of its...
September 12, 2017
While ransomware is still the most significant healthcare security risk, medical device hacking is a concern that continues to grow. Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a detailed warning about vulnerabilities in Medfusion's Syringe Infusion Pump.
At the HIMSS Media Healthcare Security Forum in Boston today, speakers described the many problems inherent in defending older...
June 5, 2017
There are plenty of things that hold back innovation in healthcare – regulatory requirements, slow-to-materialize financial returns and the general complexity of the industry have all made healthcare lag behind other tech-enabled fields. Nevertheless, developers and entrepreneurs have persisted, and we now find ourselves surrounded by countless digital health devices.
But with that innovation...
March 1, 2017
UK healthcare organization Salford Royal, a part of the National Health Service, is working with Validic to integrate patient generated health data into their electronic health records into their system.
Salford Royal serves some 220,000 UK residents across Manchester and is considered one of the NHS’s most digitally advanced trusts. The health system recently received over $12 million (10...
January 18, 2017
A new kind of doctor’s office opened in San Francisco this week: Forward, a membership-based healthcare startup founded by former Googler Adrian Aoun that infuses a brick-and-mortar office with data-driven technology and artificial intelligence.
For $149 per month, Forward members can come to the flagship office that features six examination rooms – equipped with interactive personalized...
September 13, 2016
Medical device software security company MedCrypt, which is building, “security as a service” for connected device companies, has raised $750,000 in seed financing in a round led by Safeguard Science and angel investors. The company will use the funds to conduct commercial pilots with medical device vendors.
MedCrypt’s technology looks out for security weaknesses that arise from a combination of...
November 24, 2015
Considering recent events, big name consumer brands are more likely than ever to move into regulated medical devices.
Two weeks ago Apple CEO Tim Cook told a newspaper that while his company wouldn't put the Apple Watch through the motions of an FDA clearance process, Cook "wouldn't mind putting something adjacent to the watch through it." He said that before adding maybe that'd be an app or...
September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences.
Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
October 27, 2014
A state-side example of video comms with MDs: Verizon Wireless Virtual Visits
Around 4.7 million people in Europe were using some kind of connected care system by the end of 2013, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The research firm includes traditional telecare, next-gen telecare, and telehealth systems in its report, which includes 30 countries in the region.
The growth of...
February 24, 2014
San Francisco-based AliveCor has inked a deal with electronic medical records company Practice Fusion that enables healthcare providers who use AliveCor's smartphone-enabled, single-channel ECG to import electrocardiogram readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into their EHR. If they are Practice Fusion users, of course.
AliveCor told MobiHealthNews in an email that the ECG readings will...