Search Tag: Medical Devices

Cardiology Management

How architectural design is breaking down healthcare silos

2018 22 Sep

Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular disease that will require out-of-the-box thinking, collaborations,... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI: rapid determination of implant safety status

2018 02 May

Safety screening is an essential prerequisite to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Radiologist approval is often required to determine whether MRI can proceed safely in patients with medical and cosmetic devices or embedded foreign bodies. Although many sources of safety information are available online, MRI may be delayed or cancelled, especially... Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 26 Apr

Whilst sitting on the beach in some sunny clime you have probably witnessed the annoying presence of the “knock off” watch, phone charger or handbag salespeople. While they may be irritating, we probably give little thought to the impact that these individuals are having on the original brands. You might even make a purchase, accepting the fact... Read more

IT Management

What gives CIOs insomnia?

2018 10 Apr

In a recent forum organised by LexisNexis, 30 high-level executives, most of whom were CIOs from U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and health plans of all sizes, tackled key data-related issues that are keeping them up at night. Based on the discussions, CIOs are keenly aware of the security complications that medical devices and telehealth bring. Here... Read more

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... Read more

Health Management

2084

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,... 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... Read more