Medical Devices

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When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death

Patrick Houston | InformationWeek | June 26, 2012

Because MEDgle could make the difference between life and death, I found myself pestering Damle for details. I discovered what it takes to collect copious amounts of raw data from obscure journals and exotic databases and create sophisticated probability algorithms, while making it useful to help nurses, doctors and others diagnose, triage, and treat flesh-and-blood people.
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When It Comes to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, We Should Ask More and Listen Better

A new study in JAMA suggests that nearly one-in-three drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010 had post-market safety issues, which caused safety communications to physicians and consumers, "black-box" warnings on labels, and drug withdrawals. It is not clear how many patients may have died or otherwise harmed by these issues...Lead author Joseph Ross, M.D., noted: "No drug is completely safe, and during premarket evaluation, we are not going to pick up all the safety signals," and urged "that we have a strong system in place to continually evaluate drugs and to communicate new safety concerns quickly and effectively."

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When Smart Mobile Technology Meets Good Science

Paul Cerrato | InformationWeek | June 18, 2012

A recent New York Times article listed several mobile IT tools worth looking into,...But when I was interviewed for this Times story, one point I thought worth mentioning was that the best mobile health tools are supported by strong clinical research. Read More »

When To Regulate mHealth Apps?

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | January 8, 2013

With events such as the Consumer Electronics Associations’ 2013 International CES conference this week in Las Vegas, featuring a dizzying 3,000 global app companies and a digital health summit, there is a lot of hype around what apps can do for healthcare. Read More »

Why Data Connectivity To Traditional IT Systems And EHRs Should Be A Priority In Your Next-Generation Medical Device Designs

Shahid Shah | MED Device Online | July 11, 2014

...Another major area that’s lacking in medical devices, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Top Health Industry Issues of 2014 report, is that of electronic health records (EHRs), health IT, and patient data connectivity. According to PwC, only about 18% of device companies integrate data into clinical workflows and EHRs — this means there’s a very nice opportunity for upstarts and savvy incumbents...

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Why Medical Device Integration Helps Clinicians: CIO Series

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 6, 2013

While the most meaningful information about a patient’s health comes out of interactions directly with clinicians, valuable data is also available through monitoring patients using a variety of medical devices. Read More »

Will Different Medical Devices Call For Different Cyber Standards?

Whitney Blair Wyckoff | FedScoop | October 29, 2014

An increasing number of medical devices, from pacemakers to insulin pumps, include components that could open them to cyber vulnerabilities. So will the Food and Drug Administration start taking into account the differences in these devices as the agency evaluates premarket submissions?...

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With Ingenuity And A 3D Printer, Group Changes Lives

Andrea Chang | The Sydney Morning Herald | April 29, 2014

Ebeling had read a magazine article a few months earlier about the 16-year-old, whose hands and forearms had been blown off two years ago during an airstrike launched by the Sudanese government. The boy's plight resonated with Ebeling, who tracked down the remote hospital where Daniel had received treatment.

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Yale Program's Agreement With Johnson & Johnson Allows Broad Access To Clinical Trial Data

Press Release | Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) | January 30, 2014

In a move that promotes open science, the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has entered an agreement with Johnson & Johnson that will enable scientists around the world to gain access to the company's clinical trial data assets. Read More »

Yale Program’s Agreement With Johnson & Johnson Allows Broad Access To Clinical Trial Data

Karen N. Peart | Yale News | January 30, 2014

In a move that promotes open science, the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has entered an agreement with Johnson & Johnson that will enable scientists around the world to gain access to the company’s clinical trial data assets. Read More »

Your Toaster May Be Bad For Your Health IT

the cyberattack last week...shut down access to many major websites...What does this have to do with health care?  Plenty, as it turns out.  IoT devices are increasingly helping us manage our health and medical care.  IoT in health care is expected to be a huge market -- perhaps 40% of the total IoT, and worth some $117b by 2020, according to McKinsey.  Expected major uses include wearables, monitors, and implanted medical devices. The problem is that many manufacturers haven't necessarily prepared for cyberattacks.  Kevin Fu, a professor at the University of Michigan's Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security, told CNBC: "the dirty little secret is that most manufacturers did not anticipate the cybersecurity risks when they were designing them [devices] a decade ago, so this is just scratching the surface."

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DXC Technology's Digital Health Platform

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
March 20, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Patient health outcomes are sub-optimal when medical decisions are made based on incomplete, fragments and unstandardized data. DXC Technology has built a reference implementation of a digital health platform (DHP-RI) to address this situation. The DHP-RI aims to recreate the complexity and heterogeneity of a real-world health care organization’s ecosystem complete with multiple EMRs, patient data sources, devices, various common services, and a variety of systems of engagement  (systems benefiting from an integrated and standardized data sets across multiple systems of record).

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Medical Devices Summit 2018

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 25, 2018 (All day) - March 26, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States

Opal Group, a global conference organizer that caters to top executives and influencers, will bring together the foremost medical and tech experts for its Medical Devices Summit 2018 on March 26 – 27, 2018.  The two-day premier event will take place at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, located on 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA. “Our Medical Devices Summit has always provided a platform for several of the most important tech and medical names to create deep conversations,” said Michelle Cardinal, Opal Group’s event producer.

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Healthcare IT & Analytics Summit 2018

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 21, 2018 (All day) - June 22, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States

The Healthcare IT & Analytics Summit is a gathering for C-Suite & Industry Thought Leaders to discuss IT, Data & Analytics, and cybersecurity challenges currently facing the healthcare industry. We will examine such issues as patient care, controlling costs, improving reimbursements, securing patient and data privacy, and transforming data into actionable information to make smarter business and clinical decisions.

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