Tag Archives: Device

New standards will help advance medical device connectivity

Advancements in connectivity between medical devices are expected in the coming years, as industry experts are planning to roll out new standards they say will reshape technological interoperability. As medical technology has continued to advance, interoperability capabilities between devices such as ventilators and fusion pumps have lagged, according to Tobias Klotz, system architect for Drägerwerk… Read More »

FDA sees benefits of linking universal device IDs to EHRs

The Food and Drug Administration contends that universal device identifiers will enable the agency to actively monitor medical device performance and better identify patient safety concerns and recalls. Medical devices marked with a unique code are used to track them through their distribution and use in patients. In particular, the FDA sees tremendous value in… Read More »

Buried reports hide details of medical device failures

According to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission,1 the medical device industry has developed and sold an enormous number of products they feel play a crucial role improving the ability to diagnose and treat illness. However, there are a relatively small number of large diversified companies supplying these devices specific for therapeutic use. In a report… Read More »