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FDA pubs cybersecurity guidance for med device makers

In a final guidance document published Oct. 1, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency outlines measures it believes medical device manufacturers must take to ensure the safety and security of their tools in the face of growing cyberthreats.

FDA's device-approval processes under fire

Two new studies published at  JAMA Internal Medicine  criticize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's processes for approving medical devices.

Researchers examine fingerprint scanning to boost vaccination accuracy

Electronically recording and tracking the fingerprints of infants and toddlers holds the potential to improve the volume and accuracy of immunization coverage, according to a Michigan State University study.

How mHealth can benefit homeless veterans

Homeless veterans would benefit from  mHealth  tools, including text, email and Internet services access, and support organizations focused on helping ex-military personnel with healthcare should tap such technologies to boost care and treatment, according to a new  study.

Key lessons on building out infrastructure from Beacon Communities

The 17 organizations taking part in the $250 million Beacon Community project each built out their data-sharing capabilities in different ways, but faced similar challenges, according to an assessment published at  eGEMs.

Electronic surveillance helps hospitals slash death rates

The use of an electronic physiological surveillance system on patients correlated with two United Kingdom hospitals slashing mortality rates by more than 15 percent over the course of a year, according to research published online this week.

Initiative between schools, hospital in Maryland brings telemedicine to students

A new initiative between five schools in Howard County, Maryland, and the University of Maryland Children's Hospital in Baltimore will use telemedicine technology to improve care for students.

VanRoekel leaves White House to help USAID counter Ebola with tech

As the global Ebola epidemic continues to grow, the role of technology in quelling the spread of the disease will only increase. To that end, Steve VanRoekel announced recently that he is leaving the White House administration, where he served as the federal chief information officer since 2011, to head up the U.S. Agency for International Development's technology efforts in fighting Ebola.

Dartmouth researchers design bracelet to secure health IT systems

A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could be a breakthrough when it comes to securing information systems--notably for medical records in healthcare settings.

Digital health funding expected to reach $6.5B by 2017

Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.