Medical Technology

Can Medical Devices Be Hacked? Study Finds Manufacturers Fear Attack But Aren't Prepared

A new survey found 67 percent of medical device manufacturers and 56 percent of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) believe their devices are …

Biomedical Engineering

Scientists hope microbots will revolutionize medicine

via GIPHY<p>A group of scientists is calling for more aggressive research on microrobots (or micromotors) that they hope can be used in the human body …

Technology

Medical implants and hospital systems are still infosec dumpster-fires

Medical devices have long been the locus of information security's scariest failures: from the testing and life-support equipment in hospitals to the …

Biomedical Engineering

How a gene editing tool went from labs to a middle-school classroom

<i>Will Shindel prepares for a gene-editing class using the CRISPR tool at a Brooklyn community lab called Genspace.; Credit: /Alan Yu/WHYY</i>Alan Yu | …

Genetic Engineering

FDA to open unit of 13 engineers to keep up with medical devices powered by machine learning

Biomedical Engineering

There Are 'Thousands' of Bugs Making Pacemakers Vulnerable to Hackers

The more of our lives are wired, the more they become vulnerable to things like software glitches and hackers. That includes pieces of technology we …

Biomedical Engineering

Radio-Controlled Genes

Peter Parker gained the ability to sense imminent danger thanks to the bite of a radioactive spider. Now, in real life, researchers in Baltimore have …

Biomedical Engineering

Baylor Scott and White lays off 100 employees | Health Care

A handful of employees at Baylor Scott and White Health are searching for new jobs.<p>A statement from the Dallas-based health system confirmed Friday …

Health Care

Optum and Merck Collaborate to Advance Value-Based Contracting of Pharmaceuticals – Company Announcement

<i>Companies will use real world data to develop and simulate models linking payment for prescription medicines to patient health outcomes</i><p>WAKEFIELD, …

Medicine

Protecting Medical Devices from Ransomware: A Critical Step

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware campaign, healthcare entities need to take a critical step right now to prevent their medical devices from the …

Biomedical Engineering

The Challenges Of Product Development In A Connected World

, CommunityVoice<p>The lightbulb is often seen as the symbol of human technological ingenuity. While revolutionary in its emergence, how we control it has remained largely unchanged over the last century. Recently, the broad adoption of IoT technologies and connected devices has introduced new levels …

Biomedical Engineering

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

Research

How the Gig Economy Can Help Solve America's Growing Health Care Problems

We need a serious change with health care in America. Can the gig economy save us?<p>In the age of the digital revolution, no industry is immune to disruption. And the growing ranks participating in the gig economy include lots of in-demand talent that offers specialized skills and knowledge.<p>In …

Health Care

Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

Both device manufacturers and providers lack confidence that devices are secure and most won’t get a bigger budget to protect them until a breach …

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Devices Fall Short in Security Best Practices

More than half of medical device makers and healthcare delivery organizations anticipate an attack on their medical devices within the next 12 …

Biomedical Engineering

Death By Over-Funding: Jawbone Attempts Another Pivot

Jawbone is pivoting itself to focus on medical devices.<p>It does have some experience with medical devices through its 2013 acquisition of Body …

Biomedical Engineering

Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Pushes for Telemedicine Expansion

Lawmakers have relaunched two bills aimed at lowering CMS restrictions on telemedicine coverage and test the efficacy of telehealth services in …

U.S. Congress

Texas Legislature grants doctors, patients the privilege of online office visits | Texas Legislature

Now, everybody appears happy.<p>"Texans can now count on the right to access all virtual health care options to get quality care when and where they …

Health Care

Reno company to open medical center for employees

A company that owns three of downtown Reno's casino resorts will be opening an on-site medical clinic for insured employees.<p>Nearly 2,500 of Eldorado …

Health Care

5 Top Healthcare Technology Trends That Could Make You Rich

These stocks could be just the ticket to profit from the top healthcare technology trends.<p>New innovation is the lifeblood for improving medicine and …

Stocks

FDA Clears First Cancer Drug Based On Genetics of Disease, Not Tumor Location

By Natalie Grover and Bill Berkrot<p>Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda chalked up another approval on Tuesday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Biomedical Engineering

The Bridge Between Tradition and Innovation – The Eko Core Digital Stethoscope Review

<b>How shyness helped the progress of healthcare</b><p>I’m sure we are all familiar with the phenomenon that all great things have a Greek touch. The …

Medicine

Mega Cyber Attack on Health Systems Worldwide Sparks Fears

A cyber attack on health systems worldwide sparked fears last week as IT systems all over were affected. It left doctors unable to access patient’s …

Cybersecurity

Digital health should mature from disruptive screens to innovative environments

Over the past decade, an entire industry has emerged to support the use of mobile health technology. New digital trackers and connected sensors are …

Digital Health

Vaccine could soon be enlisted in the fight against Ebola in Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has moved a step closer to using an unlicensed vaccine to battle an Ebola outbreak that began last month …

Biomedical Engineering

UCSF bolsters digital health, clinical informatics faculty

The University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, one of the country’s top medical schools, has set its sights on being a leader in …

Digital Health

Rating Portable Diagnostic Devices That Make Patients the Point-of-Care

<b>Chasing the dream of the medical tricorder</b><p>Dr. McCoy’s medical tricorder from the Star Trek series, which could scan a patient and immediately tell …

Medicine

Healthcare Technology Is a Goldmine Just Waiting for Startups

There is no denying the fact that technology will literally dominate every aspect of our lives from this point on. From the way in which we approach …

Medicine

Seven states have only one remaining abortion clinic. We talked to the people keeping them open.

By Allison McCann on May 23, 2017<p>Earlier this year, Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin moved to close the state’s last remaining abortion clinic, the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. Kentucky’s second-to-last clinic, run by the same providers in Lexington, had run up against new …

Rights & Freedoms

GST To Ease Tax Rates On Medicaments, Smart Phones, Medical Devices

The roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will bring benefits to the consumers due to reduced tax rates on various commodities such as packaged …

Biomedical Engineering