Internet of Things

By Dave Muoio 02:07 pm September 25, 2020
The smart home of the future is one dominated by sensors, transmitters and intelligent data analyses that work to improve the lives of those dwelling within. Increase the scale by a degree of magnitude and you have smart communities or cities: an aggregated body of information and infrastructure systems that aims to deliver services efficiently and – if implemented carefully – address issues of...
By Dave Muoio 11:48 am September 15, 2020
Medigate, a startup focused on cybersecurity for medical devices and other connected health products, has announced $30 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's lifetime raise to $50 million. Partech led the round, which also saw participation from Maor Investments and prior backers YL Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Blumberg Capital. WHAT IT DOES Medigate's platform secures ...
By Dave Muoio 01:49 pm June 23, 2020
BrightInsight, which offers a platform that secures, manages and analyzes medical device and software data, has announced $40 million in Series B funding. Insight Partners headlined the raise, which also featured Series A investors New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures. WHAT THEY DO BrightInsight – a part of electronics manufacturing services firm Flex – sees itself acting as the...
By Jonah Comstock 08:40 am April 9, 2020
  Even before the current crisis, connected technology and the Internet of Health Things were growing in prominence and adoption. Now, spurred on by people’s efforts to stay at home as much as possible, this technology is even more important. But as health information and health data move into the homes and into consumers’ personal devices, concerns about privacy and security are giving pause...
By Jeff Lagasse 04:11 pm December 10, 2019
With the Internet of Things and connected medical devices, poor cybersecurity poses risks to both patient safety and the infrastructure that keeps hospitals running. It’s an ongoing challenge for healthcare security professionals. What makes it such a challenge is that the hospital environment is a very different beast than it once was. Clinical delivery has moved from a palliative care model to...
By Dave Muoio 08:51 am September 5, 2019
BrightInsight, maker of a platform that securely manages and analyzes data from various medical devices and software, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures. WHAT THEY DO BrightInsight — part of electronics manufacturing services firm Flex —sees itself acting as the infrastructure of a digital health ecosystem. Its...
By Heather Mack 07:48 pm July 10, 2017
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Under a five-year, Strategic Research Agreement, the three entities will join forces to develop digital health products based on research from Oxford...
By Bill Siwicki 04:18 pm June 26, 2017
Healthcare security professionals have their hands full with protecting Internet of Things devices from attacks. There are many ways to safeguard IoT devices in healthcare. But infosec pros can benefit from the sometimes-overlooked methods of protection, which security experts point to as high-value tactics against hackers. “IoT devices are clearly becoming pervasive, and when it comes to...
By Bill Siwicki 02:55 pm May 12, 2017
The Internet of Things has the potential to provide significant financial value for healthcare providers and payers over the next three years, a new study from consulting firm Accenture found. And the inability of many healthcare executives to understand how the IoT can be used could cause them to risk substantial cost savings. The report found 73 percent of healthcare executives say the IoT is...
By Tom Sullivan 04:39 pm March 23, 2017
DX: Hospital executives and IT pros might as well get used to those initials, which analyst house IDC and some others use to refer to "digital transformation." While DX is not an entirely new concept, IDC just projected that the overall DX market will blast off toward $20 trillion in short order, representing more than 20 percent of GDP. Global GDP, that is. IDC determined that fewer than 5...