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What are we doing about medical device security?

August 16, 2011 by MassDevice

Medical devices are far too vital and plentiful to let the industry get by with meager software security.

Dr. John Halamka

While in Japan last week, one of my lectures focused on emerging privacy and security issues. I highlighted the fact that increasingly sophisticated malware can breach every defense we put in place and that our best strategy is early detection when prevention fails.

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Medtronic: The most-watched med-tech stock on The Street | On Call

August 11, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Medtronic is the most-watched medical device stock, followed by Intuitive Surgical and Boston Scientific.

MassDevice On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL —Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) tops the list of the 15 most watched stocks in med-tech, followed closely by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NSDQ:ISRG) in second and Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) in third.

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Italy tackles med-tech giants, Stereotaxis takes a dive, Medtronic responds to pump-hacker | +3

August 10, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for August 10, 2011.

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This latest feature of's coverage highlights our three biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.

If you read nothing else today, make sure you're still in the know with Massdevice +3.

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Health care is different

August 10, 2011 by MassDevice

Funding, training and standardization are common workplace issues, but the health care industry faces some unique challenges in getting things automated

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

I'm often asked why healthcare has been slow to automate its processes compared to other industries such as the airlines, shipping/logistics, or the financial services industry.

Many clinicians say that healthcare is different.

I'm going to be a bit controversial in this post and agree that healthcare has unique challenges that make it more difficult to automate than other industries.

Here's an inventory of the issues

How My iPhone prevented an ER visit (with screenshots)

August 9, 2011 by MassDevice

A step-by-step introduction into remote cardiac implant monitoring with Medtronic's CareLink Mobile for the iPhone.

By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC

Are print medical journals dead?

August 9, 2011 by MassDevice

Can medical journals keep pace with today's on-demand digital technology?

By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC

Westby Fisher

This morning in the Chicago Tribune's business section appeared an article entitled "Just What the Doctor Ordered" that included an interview with Dr. Howard Bauchner, the new editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He plans to pursue a strategy of "intelligent innovation" for the journal:

Mayo health care, coming to a mall near you?

August 5, 2011 by MedCity News

The Mayo Clinic prepares to unveil their high-tech consumer infotainment center at the Mall of America.

Mayo Clinic

Next week, an unlikely Mayo Clinic location will pop up as the venerable institution continues down the path of engaging with consumers.

On Aug.11, visitors to the Mall of America will be able to stroll through a 2,500-square-foot space that is designed to be a cross between a high-tech retail store like Apple or Microsoft and an interactive library of Mayo Clinic health information that focuses on health and wellness.

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