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FBI Warns Healthcare Sector Of Increase In Medical Device Vulnerabilities

The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation’ Cyber Division has released a private industry notification alerting healthcare organizations of the growing number of medical device vulnerabilities. According to the notification, cybercriminals may exploit these weaknesses to negatively affect a healthcare…

Medtronic Recalls EMG Endotracheal Tube Following Two Fatalities

Medical device manufacturer Medtronic has reported two fatalities as a result of faults found in their EMG endotracheal tube. According to a recall notice posted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  the company has received 15 complaints…

Digital Health News

Study Finds Physicians Are More Optimistic About Digital Health

A study recently published by the American Medical Association (AMA) research team has revealed rising rates of digital health use among physicians since 2016 and offers details on their expectations. Digital health provides a wide range of tools that can…

Study Finds AI-Powered Chronic Condition Platform Reduces Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

A study conducted by researchers at the University of London has revealed that artificial-intelligence-powered chronic condition platform, Juli, uses technology to provide patients with information to effectively manage their long-term mental health disorders. According to a recent study, distressing psychological…

Healthcare Vendor News

DHS Issues Cybersecurity Alert To Illumina

The Cybersecuirty and Infrastructure Agency, a component of the DHS, has issued a cybersecurity alert regarding Illumina software and its multiple vulnerabilities. The Local Run Manager program provides a complete solution for collecting samples for a run, selecting run parameters,…

Log4j Version Three to Solve High Severity DoS Vulnerability

The original vulnerability determined in Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) that stunned the world thanks to its seriousness, ease of exploitation, and the magnitude of its effect on the software programs and cloud solutions, is not the only vulnerability present in the Java-based…

Medtronic MiniMed Remote Controllers Recalled Due to Major Cybersecurity Issue

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a notification to end-users of Medtronic wireless insulin pumps concerning a critical security vulnerability impacting a number of remote controllers. MiniMed insulin pumps are employed to deliver insulin to help control diabetes.…

Healthcare Regulation News

GAO Report Finds That HHS Must Strengthen Telehealth Oversight

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently called for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen their oversight and assist medicare telehealth providers to educate patients on Privacy and Security Risks. Due to the nature…

Healthcare Cybersecurity News

HC3 Warns Healthcare Industry Of Monkeypox-Themed Phishing Campaign

The United States Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has warned the healthcare industry of a new monkeypox-themed malspam campaign targeting healthcare providers. According to the HC3, the campaign has a subject line of “Data from (Victim Organization Abbreviation): "Important…

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Bodyport Awarded FDA Approval For Cardiac Scale

The FDA has granted 501(k) clearance to BodyPort for its cardiovascular monitor that tracks patients with fluid management related heart conditions such as kidney disease and heart failure. According to the CDC, over 6 million adults in the US suffer…

Northwestern University Develops Alternative To Drugs For Pain Relief

Northwestern University has recently published a study that details a new device which may present an alternative to opioids for pain relief. The study, reported June 30th, details a new device that is implanted near a patient’s nerves. The device…