Tag Archives: Patient

Medical devices pose cybersecurity and patient threat

Connectivity has opened the door to cybersecurity attacks beyond the computer. Security breaches can happen anywhere there is a connected electronic device. CAT scans, MRI machines, anything plugged in such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, create security vulnerabilities that can be overlooked in standard hospital cybersecurity procedures. “In surgery room, everything is  a computer,” said… Read More »

Foggy Landscapes: From Patient to Consumer – Lygeia Ricciardi

Ten years ago, the idea of a patient not only having a voice in their healthcare, but ultimately influencing how they are treated was practically unheard of. In today’s society, we have access to an abundance of resources that allow us to hire/buy/sell practically anything with one click. Advances in consumer technology have made purchasing… Read More »

Military-Specific Augmented Reality Patient Simulation: Interview with Dr. Kevin King, CEO of MedCognition

MedCognition, a Texas-based startup, has been awarded a contract to develop military-specific augmented reality patient simulations for the US army, in conjunction with Chenega Healthcare Services. The technology is based on an existing patient simulator, the PerSim system, which uses Microsoft HoloLens Mixed reality to project simulations of patients into real working environments to allow… Read More »

French court says doctors must resume life support for paralyzed patient

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A French appeals court on Monday ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers said, some 12 hours after medics switched off the man’s life support against his parents’ will. The fate of Vincent Lambert has renewed a fierce debate over the right to die that… Read More »

Imprivata, Verato partner on biometric patient identity platform

Healthcare IT security specialist Imprivata is partnering with patient matching company Verato to use biometrics for improving patient identity management. The arrangement will see Imprivata link its PatientSecure patient identification solution with Verato’s cloud-based master patient index platform, Universal MPI. WHY IT MATTERS Patient matching is the process by which health data is accurately linked… Read More »