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Incentives to Upgrade Legacy Medical Devices
Cycling out legacy medical systems and devices that create cybersecurity vulnerabilities for healthcare providers is a difficult task that could benefit from a structured incentive program, experts say. One reason healthcare is plagued with cybersecurity vulnerabilities is that the industry is built on...
June 16, 2017
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Move Over Digital Health, the Future is Prepping for Digital Medicine
The future of healthcare is not a device or a drug thus far undiscovered. No, it’s digital and that’s no surprise — but it’s not nearly as simple as today’s digital health. Rather, forward-looking hospitals including Mount Sinai, LifeBridge Health and Thomas Jefferson,...
June 13, 2017
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Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up
WHEN BAKUL PATEL started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on...
May 24, 2017
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Medical Systems Hacks Are Scary, but Medical Device Hacks Could Be Even Worse
On Friday, a major cyber attack hit health systems around the world. In Britain, where the attack affected hospital IT systems, doctors were unable to access patient records. Ambulances were diverted and emergency care delayed. Unfortunately, attacking hospital IT systems is just the tip...
May 15, 2017
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Hot Medtech Startups: 10 Companies to Watch in 2017
Medtech startups face more challenges than they have in the past, but several companies are developing products that take advantage of new technology and are specifically designed to meet healthcare’s evolving needs. The number of medtech startups has declined. Thirty years ago, the...
April 28, 2017
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New WPI Center Hopes to Speed Up Medical Device Production
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is opening a new medical and technology development center it hopes will speed up the production of cutting edge medical devices and therapies for patients. PracticePoint at WPI, a public/private partnership announced Thursday, will include several testing suites to allow clinical...
April 18, 2017
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Are Serious Medical-Device Hacks Imminent?
Regulators and medical-device-makers are bracing for an expected barrage of hacking attacks even as legal and technical uncertainties leave them in uncharted territory. Tens of millions of electronic health records have been compromised in recent years, a number that is growing and, some...
April 11, 2017
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Multiple Companies Bidding to Buy Medtronic Medical-Supplies Business
Cardinal Health Inc. is among several companies that are bidding to buy Medtronic medical-supplies business, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. Dublin, Ohio-based medical-products supplier Cardinal is the leading suitor, the news service reported, citing sources with knowledge of the deal. Northfield, Ill.-based Medline Industries Inc....
March 15, 2017
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Medical Device Tax Could be Repealed
The ACA replacement plan House Republicans released Monday would permanently repeal the medical device tax, reports MinnPost. Here are four things to know: The medical device tax entails a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices, payable by the manufacturer or...
March 10, 2017
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