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Wireless Medical Device Proliferation Could Overwhelm Networks

February 15, 2019 - Monitoring and managing wireless medical devices and reducing downtime on wireless networks are top priorities for healthcare organizations in improving clinician productivity and patient care quality, according to a survey of Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) members by Nyansa. Wi-Fi network quality has become a safety and security issue as the...


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FDA Set Record on Approval of Novel Medical Devices in 2018

by Fred Donovan

Last year, the FDA approved 106 novel medical devices, surpassing the previous record of 99 in 2017, the agency announced last week. This milestone marks eight years of steady improvement in novel medical device approvals. The agency...

ARxIUM Gets Nod from KLAS for Most Improved Medical Device

by Fred Donovan

ARxIUM MedSelect Cabinets was name most improved medical device in this year’s Best in KLAS rankings. KLAS said improvement in the responsiveness of ARxIUM customer support had a positive impact on customers using the MedSelect...

HHS Warns Health IT Infrastructure Could Put Patient Data At Risk

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare’s increasing dependence on interconnected health IT infrastructure, such as electronic health records and connected medical devices, could put sensitive patient data at risk, warned HHS in its quadrennial National Health...

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Networking Standard Could Be Healthcare Game Changer

by Fred Donovan

The next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking standard could be a game changer for healthcare organizations operating many bandwidth-intensive connected devices. This week the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi Certified 6,...

New York City Invests $52M in Healthcare Infrastructure Upgrades

by Fred Donovan

New York City is investing $52 million to upgrade healthcare infrastructure at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan hospital in East Harlem. Of that investment, close to half will go to upgrading the emergency power system, which is...

Smart Healthcare Products Market to See 9.5% CAGR Through 2024

by Fred Donovan

The smart healthcare products market is forecast by Zion Market Research to reach around $66.7 billion by 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent between 2018 and 2024. Leading smart healthcare...

Digital Therapeutics Grows More Integrated into Care Delivery

by Fred Donovan

Digital therapeutics and connected health devices are becoming more integrated into healthcare delivery, according to a new report by PwC. In fact, 82 percent of physicians said they have discussed a health app or digital program...

Healthcare Internet of Things Market To Grow at 11% CAGR to 2022

by Fred Donovan

The global healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecast by Zion Market Research to increase at a robust 11 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $14.7 billion by 2022. Market growth will be fueled by continued...

Greater Medical Device Connectivity Prompts FDA Process Revision

by Fred Donovan

The FDA is updating its voluntary 510(k) approval process to take into account growing medical device connectivity and interoperability, the agency announced Nov. 26. The FDA explained that the 510(k)-approval process, which dates from...

Building Scalable Healthcare Internet of Things Networks

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Network connections continue to be a challenge as healthcare organizations improve their healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. “The rising demand of chronic disease management, better connectivity between doctors and...

Planning for Future Internet of Medical Things Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Patients and clinicians are interacting with digital devices more, which has led to the rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These tools are advancing rapidly and are being used to treat patients more efficiently and...

Successful Network Connectivity Critical for Patient Safety

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Implementing advanced health IT tools is not an easy task. While many of these tools offer organizations more efficient and beneficial ways to treat patients and address workflow, the tools need to be implemented thoughtfully and correctly...

Healthcare IoT Asset Tracking Leverages WiFi, Bluetooth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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