Recent Articles

July 16, 2015 10:46 am
Steve Hughes, Managing Director, REO UK
One of the biggest challenges facing the medical sector to date has been the consumerization of healthcare devices. The rise in mobile healthcare platforms, products with shorter lifecycles and increasing complexity has resulted in the...
July 13, 2015 2:54 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
First, there were high definition (HD) monitors. Then, there were innovations in three-dimensional (3D) imaging, and now 4K monitors are delivering a new level of clarify to the medical community. As per usual, these monitors were released to the...
July 13, 2015 10:25 am
Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer
For many years, light has been an essential aid in the field of medicine. Photonic procedures today in the fields of endoscopy, laser surgery, lab-on-a-chip systems, biomedical optical sensors, as well as other fields, are indispensable...
July 10, 2015 9:50 am
Anura Fernando, Principal Engineer, UL Medical Software and Systems Interoperability
The lack of even the most basic cybersecurity measures can result in life-threatening consequences for patients or crippling critical infrastructure effects for healthcare providers. The wireless ecosystem of medical wearables is particularly...
July 9, 2015 3:03 pm
Anura Fernando, Principal Engineer, UL Medical Software and Systems Interoperability
Interoperability succeeds when interconnected devices, including wearables, effectively connect, exchange data, and function with each other by reading or sending data accurately in real time, and in some cases, carrying out an action based...
July 9, 2015 11:06 am
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass
“Science and technology have made tremendous advances in recent years, but our regulatory system has not kept pace with the innovation that is happening both in labs and in Silicon Valley,” says Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) in an opinion piece...
July 8, 2015 10:33 am
Anura Fernando, Principal Engineer, UL Medical Software and Systems Interoperability
Since medical or wellness wearable devices may be in close contact with patients’ bodies for extended periods of time, physical harm is a concern, and if developed without sufficient risk analysis from the start, wearables can carry these...
June 29, 2015 3:46 pm
Lindsay Hock, Editor, R&D
Within the oncology community, a debate is raging about two controversial topics. The first is overdiagnosis. According to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal, some leading cancer experts say that zealous screening is finding ever-smaller...
June 26, 2015 9:40 am
Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs
Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...
June 25, 2015 3:38 pm
Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products
As a gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist, Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh said when he chose his specialty, it was because he saw how much he could help people. With about a third of the country being labeled as obese by the Centers of Disease...
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