Search Tag: Medical Devices

Cardiology Management

Protecting cardiac devices against hacking

2018 14 Mar

Medical devices have been targets of hacking for over a decade, and this cybersecurity issue has affected many types of medical devices. In light of recent incidents involving the potential for hacking of cardiac devices (i.e., pacemakers and defibrillators), the American College of Cardiology’s Electrophysiology Section Council has published a paper... Read more

IT Management

Medical device security: keep calm and stop clicking

2018 13 Feb

Cybersecurity of medical devices is on top of ECRI Institute's 2018 list of top 10 challenges facing healthcare. And experts from the independent nonprofit organisation offer practical guidance for its member hospitals to protect medical devices against security threats.“We really need to make sure that there are appropriate resources for the healthcare... Read more

Health Management


2018 25 Jan

In his groundbreaking novel ‘1984’, British writer George Orwell portrayed a futuristic world that could only be imagined at the time of its 1948 publication. With incisive foresight, even without its dystopian character, 1984 showed a society watched by an all-seeing eye that is evident in today’s data-driven digital world.Technology is not good, or... Read more

IT Management

Medical Device Vendors: What Execs Need to Ask

2017 12 Jun

Healthcare providers need to step up measures to protect health data as medical devices remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to tech experts.“Ransomware attacks against medical devices are going to continue to grow like crazy in the coming months and years because most of the connected medical devices are not being secured properly,” said Mandeep... Read more

IT Management

FDA Guidance for Mobile Devices

2017 02 Jan

Amid criticism that it was not doing enough to address the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines on how manufacturers can protect their products against cyberattacks. According to the guidelines, manufacturers must build cybersecurity controls into medical devices during the development... Read more

Health Management

Medical Devices and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

2016 25 Aug

Time To DeliverThe European Commission’s ‘New Approach’ The current system for evaluating and approving new medical devices within the European Union derives from the “New Approach” first proposed by the European Commission in 1985. That legislation was designed to harmonise all industry sectors in Europe, by delegating to independent “Notified Bodies”... Read more

IT Management

Europe Reaches Agreement on Medical Devices

2016 30 May

Following the May 25th trilogue meeting Council and European Parliament reached political agreement on the medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulation.MedTech Europe, the alliance of Eucomed and EDMA, are pleased to hear that a political agreement has been reached on the new regulations. The two regulations on medical devices and... Read more

Executive Health Management

FIME 2016

2016 17 Apr

Now in it’s 26th year, FIME attracts attendees from across the globe with more than 80 percent visiting from across Northern and Latin America. FIME’s primary focus is across four medical industry sectors: technology, products & supplies, services, equipment. Under Informa’s stewardship, FIME will continue to offer a multi-speciality conference programme... Read more