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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 28, 2017
The majority of healthcare organizations will adopt Internet of Things technology by 2019, according to a study from networking provider Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Currently, 60 percent of healthcare organizations worldwide have introduced IoT into their facilities, which will increase to 87 percent by 2019, the study found. The healthcare industry is the third most advanced in...
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...
October 25, 2016
K4Connect, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based maker of an Internet-of-Things platform for older adults and people with disabilities, raised $8 million in a new round of funding led by Intel Capital. RGAx, a subsidiary of the Reinsurance Group of America, also contributed as did Traverse Venture Partners. Returning investors include Sierra Ventures, Stonehenge Growth Equity, Lowe’s Corporation and...