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Medical device security research on the upswing

Healthcare professionals should look for an uptick in cybersecurity research for medical devices during 2016, security researcher Billy Rios says in an interview with  HealthcareInfoSecurity.

Device familiarity matters when it comes to digital health effectiveness

According to a recent Scripps Translational Science Institute research study, there is little evidence digital medicine helps cut healthcare costs or spurs consumers to be more interested in their...

NIST seeks vendor partners to work on wireless infusion pump security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for vendor partners to work on an example solution to securing wireless medical infusion pumps, according to a notice in the  Federal Register.

Heart disease patients don't embrace activity trackers

While a majority of heart patients believe activity trackers are a valuable tool for managing health, just 27 percent diagnosed with a cardiology risk are using the device, according to a new study.

Going beyond telemedicine: USC picks eight partners for Virtual Care Clinic

The University of Southern California has picked eight partners to participate in its Virtual Care Clinic.  

FDA unveils draft guidance for medical device interoperability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled draft guidance it hopes the medical device industry will follow for including interoperability in the design and development of such tools.

Data sharing insight delivers a reality check

When it comes to mobile healthcare technology, there sometimes tend to be waves of hype--everyone's on a smartphone, everyone has a fitness tracker, everyone's eager to track and monitor...

ICU app fosters communication, data sharing between patients, caregivers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is developing a tablet-based app to keep intensive care unit patients and their family members informed and involved in treatment and recovery, and to drive better communication with care providers.

Study: mHealth impact negligible on healthcare costs, patient benefits

A research trial evaluating mobile healthcare technology versus traditional disease management reveals "little evidence" digital medicine intervention reduces healthcare costs or drives greater consumer healthcare interest, though some improvement in health self-management was reported.

Study: Mobile health device fatigue hinders user engagement, even among chronically ill

Healthy people stay engaged with mobile health devices longer than those managing a chronic disease, yet overall, device adherence by both groups drops over time due to device fatigue and the challenge of managing more than one device.