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An Explanatory Framework for Comparing Health Care Messaging Systems

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:27:58 +0000

Comparing features and capabilities between various health care messaging solutions requires an understanding of how messaging systems do what they do and a common vocabulary so you can talk about it with others. And because health care messaging is a growth market with first or second time adopters, there is not yet a widely accepted […]



FDA to Address Cybersecurity at Workshop

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:57 +0000

Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic in healthcare with several areas of concern. These include the theft of personal health information from a provider’s database, using ransom wear to extract payment from providers without actually stealing information, and compromising the performance of medical devices that are connected to the network, employ wireless functions or […]



Eight Questions Every Prospect Needs Answered Before They Buy

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:59:25 +0000

When making a considered purchase, like most high tech products in health care, buyers have to feel comfortable about making the purchase decision. These prospects need to know certain things to feel comfortable making a commitment to you and your product. In mature replacement markets, buyers already know the answers to all or most of […]



DocBox Introduces New Open Clinical Decision Support Platform

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:06:33 +0000

While reading a couple of articles in the healthcare IT industry, several statements stood out as they highlighted some of the issues with EHRs, the data they collect, and how useful that data is to clinicians.  In a recent Healthcare IT news article Dr Anders of Medicomp stated with regard to his desire to follow […]



Sussing Out SaMD

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:28:56 +0000

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is terminology under the aegis of a work group of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) of which the FDA is a member. SaMD is distinct from software in a medical device although “in” these days may have a looser meaning closer to is a part of.  The notion that […]



Muddy Waters Alleges St Jude’s Devices Vulnerable to Cyberattack

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:00:43 +0000

On August 25, 2016, Muddy Waters Research (MWR) published a report titled, MW is Short St Jude Medical, claiming that St Jude Medical’s (STJ) connected cardiac rhythm management products should be recalled due to exceptionally poor data security.  MWR claims: The effected products include the Merlin.net Patient Care Network, Merlin@home remote monitoring gateways and implantable pacemakers and ICDs […]