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FDA OKs Ascom Digistat Medical Device Integration Software for US

February 21, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Ascom’s Digistat medical device integration software in the U.S. market, Swiss-based Ascom announced Feb. 20. The Digistat medical device integration software suite includes Digistat Connect, Digistat Smart Central, and Digistat Smart Central Mobile. The Digistat Connect software collects clinical data, alarms, and...


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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...

US Hospitals Increasingly Adopt Radiology 3D Image/Display Tech

by Fred Donovan

More than 40 percent of US hospitals have installed radiology 3D image/display technology, according to a survey by HIMSS Analytics. The remaining hospitals likely have a radiology picture archive and communication system (PACS), which...

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...

Smart Device Growth Strains Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The more devices organizations add to their health IT infrastructure, the more entities need the devices to have smart capabilities. Internet of Things (IoT) and other smart devices need some form of automation or cognitive computing, so...

Health IT Connected Medical Device Market on the Rise

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

High levels of provider EHR adoption and an increasing need for integration and connectivity tools in expanding healthcare organizations are driving rapid growth in the medical device connectivity market. A recent report released by...

Lessons Learned from EHR Integration of Medical Devices

by Kathy Inkley of Pivot Point Consulting

As the assigned project manager spearheading numerous large health system enterprise-wise medical device integration programs for over a decade, I’ve learned an essential lesson about EHR integration of medical devices. Data...

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...

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