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Bluetooth Health Device Profile: Compatible Communication for Specialized Devices

Part 1 The Health Device Profile along with the IEEE 11073 protocol is enabling a number of specific medical devices to communicate data via multiple logical channels carried by a single master radio channel for compatible device communication. Profiles play a central role in the Bluetooth Specification. They define the entire protocol stack, usually including...

Philips’ new advanced imaging ultrasound system provides a cost-effective solution to clinicians in a wide range of care settings

New Auto Face Reveal facilitates visualization of the baby’s face, possibly enhancing parental- fetal bonding.1 New Orleans, USA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today showcased its latest addition to the ClearVue ultrasound family of products at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 61st Annual Clinical Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May...

Insulet to Develop New Version of the OmniPod Insulin Pump for Use with Humulin R U-500 Concentrated Insulin for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Insulet to Develop New Version of the  OmniPod Insulin Pump for Use with Humulin R U-500 Concentrated Insulin for People with Type 2 Diabetes  BEDFORD, MA, May 2, 2013 – Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced it has entered into an agreement...

The Med Tech Food Chain

The medical technology ecosystem is an ever expanding and complex food chain. Most noticeable are the manufacturers building medical devices of FDA class I, II and III such as EKG machines, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, insulin pumps, ultrasound systems, implantable defibrillators, wearable devices and all sorts of wireless monitors. The list goes on...

FDA Human Factor Requirements Change the Landscape of Medical Device Development

Get ahead of stringent design cycles by evaluating the human factors and usability of a device early in the process. When the demands for meeting these requirements come from the FDA, as they almost certainly will, your product and your team will be ready. by David Hirning MS and Virginia A Lang, PhD, HirnLan, Inc....

Baystate Health Selects Awarepoint after Extensive Competitive Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baystate Health Selects Awarepoint after Extensive Competitive Process Health system ranked among top 15 in the nation by Thompson Reuters SAN DIEGO – March 1, 2013 — Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announced today that Baystate Health, ranked as one of the country’s top...

PCL Alverno Designated Siemens Microbiology Innovations Center

Healthcare Sector Press Diagnostics Division Tarrytown, NY, February 19, 2013 PCL Alverno Designated Siemens Microbiology Innovations Center PCL Alverno has signed a multi-year expanded agreement with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and finished implementing several new microbiology systems, becom- ing the first medical diagnostics laboratory in the U.S. to showcase Siemens’ full range of advanced microbiology testing...

Palomar Medical Center makes history with first use of revolutionary wireless patient vital signs monitoring device

Palomar Medical Center makes history with first use of revolutionary wireless patient vital signs monitoring device FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22, 2013 Leonel Sanchez Phone:858.675.5018 Cell: 858.531.6467 E-Mail: [email protected] Escondido, Calif. – Doctors and nurses at the new Palomar Medical Center ushered in a new era in patient safety recently with the historic first use...

Coming Attractions

June 5 and 6 in Chicago…..The Intelligent Systems Conference and Pavilion features exciting tracks… Come Join Us! www.issconference.com Understanding the Medical Device procurement process by Hospitals: How to minimize risks? Presentation and Panel Discussion led by Dr. Dale Nordenberg, Executive Director of MDISS (Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security) How FDA impacts the future development...

Fuzz Testing Medical Devices: How to Unmask Medical Device System Vulnerabilities to Improve Safety and Privacy Profiles of Medical Devices

Medical devices are critical to our healthcare system. It is becoming increasingly realized that the security profile of many networked medical devices may not be optimal thus rendering the devices vulnerable to hacking or malware. There are a number of examples of medical devices that have been hacked including insulin pumps and implantable defibrillators, and...

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