Search Tag: Medical Devices

Pharmacy Management

BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

2014 07 Oct

Combination of Complementary Portfolios Creates Global Leader in Medication Management and Patient Safety Solutions. BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety... Read more

IT Management

FDA Moves to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

2014 06 Oct

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a new guidance for medical device manufacturers with regard to managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The federal agency noted that some medical devices and computer systems can be vulnerable to security breaches, potentially impacting the safety and effectiveness... Read more

IT Management

Consumers Hack Their Own Medical Devices

2014 06 Oct

To overcome the limitations of current technology, "citizen hackers" are now finding ways to hack their medical devices and gain access to data that would otherwise not be available to them. NightScout, a system developed by a constellation of software engineers, many of whom have diabetic children, is an open source system that hacks the Dexcom glucose... Read more

Executive Health Management

Zoom On Tribute: Joel J. Nobel, Patient Safety Pioneer

2014 02 Sep

Joel J. Nobel’s career as a physician and patient safety advocate “made hospitals a safer place for everybody,” according to Anthony J. Montagnolo, the chief operating officer of the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). Dr. Nobel founded the institute in 1968, committed to evaluating the safety and reliability of medical equipment.  Dr.... Read more

IT Management

Implantable Device Controls Insulin Production

2014 12 Aug

A team of bioengineers from ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel, Switzerland, have developed an implantable molecular device that is composed of two modules: a sensor that can measure blood pH constantly, and a gene feedback mechanism that produces the necessary amount of insulin. Both modules have been constructed... Read more

IT Management

Cerner to Acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 Billion

2014 08 Aug

Acquisition to further industry innovation with a combined $650 million annual R&D investment Complementary client bases expand global presence Cerner and Siemens AG to combine strengths to deliver new solutions through $100 million strategic alliance Cerner Corporation and Siemens AG have announced they signed a definitive agreement... Read more

IT Management

Nanotech Microchip Test Detects Type-1 Diabetes

2014 15 Jul

An inexpensive, portable, nanotech microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes has been invented at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is believed that this innovation could go a long way in improving care for diabetes patients worldwide and enable researchers and medical professionals to better understand the disease. The revolutionary... Read more

IT Management

Toumazou Wins 2014 European Inventor Award

2014 01 Jul

Imperial College London Professor Christofer Toumazou has been awarded the prestigious European Inventor Award 2014 for his contribution to innovative scientific research. Toumazou developed a rapid DNA test that decodes an individual’s DNA within minutes, independent of any laboratory setting, using a chip that can be implanted in a simple USB stick.... Read more

IT Management

Coming Soon: The Eye-Tegrated Glaucoma Monitor

2014 24 Jun

An innovative low-power sensor designed by University of Washington engineers could someday be placed inside a person’s eye, tracking otherwise hard-to-measure eye pressure changes and transmitting the data wirelessly via radio frequency waves. Incorporated into an artificial intraocular lens, the sensor would be embedded during cataract surgery,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiostim 2014: Biotronik Presents Qubic Stim

2014 23 Jun

New heart simulator Qubic Stim represents 30 Years of quality for the device manufacturer. Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, is presenting its new heart stimulator at the Cardiostim 2014 electrophysiology and cardiology congress.  With a market-leading position in Europe, Biotronik’s cardiac stimulation... Read more