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Data Driven Predictive Medical Devices: An Interview

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:21:06 +0000

In 1987, James Gleick wrote the book Chaos which was a layman’s description of different instances where chaotic behavior was displayed in systems. In one of the last chapters titled Inner Rhythms, he described the then latest research regarding physiological system characteristics and the seemingly oxymoronic idea that variable response of the system indicated health […]

FDA Guidance on Software Changes

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:05:26 +0000

On October 25, 2017 the FDA released its guidance on "Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Software Change to an Existing Device". A draft of this guidance was released in August 2016 and I commented on that draft here. The scope of what was changed is not easy to discern, especially since the draft […]

Even More Proposed Medical Device Connectivity Legislation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:25:46 +0000

The FDA, medical devices, and cybersecurity are popular subject matter for proposed Federal legislation, even though most bills in this arena never clear committee. One wonders sometimes if those introducing such bills really care about them being enacted, or are they just an exercise in publicity and perhaps self-aggrandizement. On October 5, 2017 H.R. 3985: Internet of […]

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:37:49 +0000

Years ago, many hospitals bought an Emergin messaging middleware system as a point solution to bring messaging to specific interfaced systems. Many of these were used to get event data out of nursecall and other systems that was communicated to caregivers or some other point of care use case. These point solutions were installed in […]

Proof of Concept: Medical Device Directory for Integration Services

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:37:26 +0000

This post details the medical device directory I built demonstrating the concept of a knowledge base and expert system that would assist a healthcare organization in their medical device integration efforts. My idea was to input into an expert system (or reasoner) with an associated knowledge base a medical device inventory with the result of […]

Interactive Healthcare Messaging Mind Map

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 21:38:33 +0000

You've seen static images of mind maps on this site before (here and here). Now, you can get access to the interactive mind map for the health care messaging market. I've been collecting data and refining the market map for several years. This analytical tool enables you to quickly find what companies are making claims […]

Connected Medical Device & IOT Security Summit

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:58:44 +0000

Introduction – Why Attend the Summit Cybersecurity is not about human stupidity, random vulnerabilities, or technical exploits. Those are symptoms. The malignancy we face are multitudes of intelligent, cooperative and ambitious bad actors. There is a gray market, and a black market for zero-day exploits, ranging from $10,000 for Windows antivirus local privilege escalation bugs […]

Update: Integration/interfacing of Medical Devices to an Electronic Health Record

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:05:11 +0000

Overview of Medical Device Integration Task I provided an overview of integrating medical device systems and information into an EHR in a paper I wrote in 2008. The figure below provides a graphical representation of the overview. The system architecture for medical device integration consists of a medical device which is attached to a network, […]

Usability Heuristic Test of Mobile Fitness Application

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000

I just finished a master’s in healthcare informatics and through that process learned quite a few things.  I am planning a series of blog posts (three or four) that highlight several of the papers I wrote that might be of interest to readers of this blog.  The subjects will cover usability of a popular mobile […]