A medical device could cause patient harm for numerous reasons. Say, for instance, a defibrillator fails to deliver enough of a life-saving bolt of electricity—or simply no electricity at all. Here, 24x7 Magazine explores the important role HTM professionals have when the unthinkable happens and a device malfunctions.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced that it is expanding the scope of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Imaging Devices to cover all medical devices, not just medical imaging technologies. MITA officials say this decision—which is likely to be met with criticism from many in the medical device sector—“comes after the consideration of extensive stakeholder feedback indicating a desire for one, universal standard for the medical device industry.”
Mountain View, Calif.-based Zingbox has released the findings of its second annual Healthcare Security Survey. The survey revealed a contradiction between the confidence that healthcare professionals have in the visibility of connected medical devices and security of their networks, and the inefficient legacy processes many still rely on to keep them secure.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has voiced its support for H.R. 4716, introduced by Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), that will suspend the medical device tax for five years.
Healthcare organizations laud Konica Minolta for its easy-to-use diagnostic radiography technology and the customer service delivered by the company's field engineers and imaging applications specialists.