FDA Warning Formalizes Growing Cybersecurity Concerns for Medical Devices

FDA Warning Formalizes Growing Cybersecurity Concerns for Medical Devices

The ground-shaking OPM hack affecting over 20 million Americans and a string of other high-profile hacks in the private sector brought cybersecurity to the public’s attention, but it has become even more intimate of an issue for individuals following the FDA’s first ever medical device warning for IT vulnerabilities. The July 31 FDA warning communicated that an independent researcher and the manufacturer Hospira had found that the company’s Symbiq drug infusion pump could be accessed and control...


Smaller and Smarter Pumps Change Infusion Market

Smaller and Smarter Pumps Change Infusion Market

More is expected from the infusion pump these days, as our recent report on this area describes. Updates on patients? Warnings on medication error? Today’s pumps can handle it. Infusion pumps have a variety of functions from providing essential fluids, eternal feeding or specialty functions such as insulin delivery. New ‘smart’ infusion pump devices that can assist healthcare professionals in patient care through computer algorithms, warning features and connectivity are leading growth in the $7...