Medical Device Connectivity

Healthcare IoT Asset Tracking Leverages WiFi, Bluetooth

October 11, 2017 - Sierra Wireless released its BX Series WiFi and Bluetooth combo modules. The tool has built-in cloud services and security features meant to support environments that incorporate multiple devices, such as the healthcare IoT. The tool has WiFi and Bluetooth support on a single common flexible for factor module. It allows users to easily transition between short-range and cellular technologies....

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Improving Broadband Technology Supports Healthcare IoT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Improved broadband technology can help support healthcare IoT growth as more organizations are utilizing connected devices to help improve patient care. A recent update in broadband technology could potentially affect the healthcare industry...

Asset Tracking Solutions Save Providers Time and Money

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Right Way Medical announced the release of its web-based asset tracking application for infusion pumps. The app meets the needs of long-term care and tracks location, disposition, and billing calculation. The app also tracks the movement of the...

Extreme Networks Acquires Enterprise Networking Business

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced its acquisition completion of Avaya’s enterprise networking business. The acquisition will allow the company to grow in its end-to-end software driven solutions. Extreme Networks will acquire Avaya’s network...

Considerations for Connected Medical Device Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Connected medical devices are becoming a more vital part of health IT infrastructure as more Internet of Things (IoT) devices are introduced into healthcare networks. Today, most medical devices are required to have networking capabilities. Healthcare...

Healthcare Internet of Things Seeks Advanced 5G Wireless

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices are gaining popularity, which calls for a better way to connect the devices to the network using fifth generation cellular (5G) wireless technology. The increasing number of devices connecting to the...

Medical Device Communication Standard Aids Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The IEEE announced the availability of its 11073-20702 —Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. The IEEE also announced its approval of two...

Aruba Launches Integrated WLAN Asset Tracking Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Aruba Networks announced the release of its location-based, fully integrated WLAN asset tracking solution to assist healthcare organizations in lowering operational costs caused by misplaced equipment. The solution is integrated into the Aruba...

Flexible Data Rate Demands Fuel ExtremeSwitching Platforms

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Extreme Networks announced the release of its Ethernet switching platforms supporting multi-rate high-performance enterprise switched networks. The company developed the ExtremeSwitching platforms in response to the constantly growing demand...

Preparing Your Healthcare Organization for IoT Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry is experiencing Internet of Things (IoT) growth and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30 percent through 2022.  Organizations seek advanced technology to reduce healthcare costs and provide better patient...

Healthcare Wireless Network Deployments Facing Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations traditionally have a difficult time deploying wireless networks due to the nature of healthcare facilities. With the rise of connected medical devices and IoT devices, it’s becoming more important for organizations...

Data Integration Improves Houston Methodist Hospital Operations

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Excel Medical has announced that Houston Methodist Hospital is live with its BedMasterEx data integration platform, which integrates cardiac reports with the hospital’s Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Houston Methodist Hospital...

Seacoast Health Implements New Medical Device Integration Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Southcoast Health has improved their health IT infrastrastructure by deploying Excel Medical’s BedComm platform to facilitate medical device data integration between the organization’s operating anesthesia monitors to its Epic electronic...

FDA Recognizes Medical Devices in Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears intent on positioning medical devices within the realm of health IT infrastructure. Twice this month, the FDA has issued draft guidance on medical devices — first on Jan. 22 relating to...


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