Cybersecurity

This channel page on cyber security includes news and new technology to prevent cyber attacks and hackers from gaining access to electronic medical recored (EMR) data, or illegallly accessing implantable wireless cardiac devices.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Offers Recommendations to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiac Implantable Devices in new consensus document. #HRS2018
Feature | Cybersecurity | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released...

FDA Announces New Medical Device Safety Action Plan
News | Cardiovascular Business | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new Medical Device Safety Action Plan...

Philips Warns of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in IntelliSpace and iSite PACS Products
News | Cybersecurity | April 16, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

April 16, 2018 — Philips Healthcare last week issued a proactive advisory warning to its iSite and IntelliSpace...

Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...

Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed...

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell

August 29, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a firmware update that is now available to...

MDISS Launches 'WHISTL' Network of Medical Device Security Testing Labs
News | Cybersecurity | August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 — The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) recently launched the first...

HHS Unveils Improved Web Tool to Highlight Recent Health Information Breaches
News | Cybersecurity | August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently...

Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Feature | Cybersecurity | August 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

August 17, 2017 — Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in healthcare as patient data, medical systems and...

The FDA is concerned about cybersecurity of ICDs and cyber security of other medical devices.
Feature | Cybersecurity | August 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell

There is growing concern among patients and regulators that medical devices, especially implantable...

The Unify ICD is one of the SJM devices in an FDA warning letter
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell

April 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Abbott/St. Jude Medical (SJM)...

Logicalis Healthcare Solutions lists the top cybersecurity issues for CIOs at HIMSS17.
News | Cybersecurity | February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 — With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting (HIMSS17)...

The FDA confirmed the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of St. Jude ICDs, pacemakes, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, CRT and other EP devices with wireless connections.
Feature | EP Lab | January 09, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 9, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication today concerning patient...

The FDA wants to regulate cybersecurity of ICDs and other medical devices.

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Cybersecurity | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

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