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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...

Tools for Medical Device Development

      Tools for Medical Device Development  by Peter Thorne, Director, Cambashi Ltd. Advanced technology in medical devices offers the prospect of conversion of laboratory research into practical treatments that can be replicated and delivered in hospitals, at health centers and at home. But the potentially catastrophic results of any device failure demands design,...

West Health Institute demonstrates research advances in medical device interoperability to lower the cost of health care – Standards-based software and tools to be on display at HIMSS13 Interoperability Showcase

West Health Institute demonstrates research advances in medical device interoperability to lower the cost of health care Standards-based software and tools to be on display at HIMSS13 Interoperability Showcase SAN DIEGO, CA – Feb. 28, 2013 – The Gary and Mary West Health Institute, an independent, non-profit medical research organization whose mission is lowering the...

Tandem Diabetes Care announces FDA clearance of t:connect Diabetes Management Application for use with t:slim Insulin Pump

Media Contact: Steve Sabicer 714-907-6264 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tandem Diabetes Care announces FDA clearance of t:connect Diabetes Management Application for use with t:slim Insulin Pump SAN DIEGO, February 26, 2013 — Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (“Tandem”) today announced that its t:connectTM Diabetes Management Application, the web-based data management companion to the t:slim® Insulin Pump,...

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