Tag Archives: Devices

Legacy systems, employee error leave hospitals, devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Dive Brief: Another report points to insider error and misuse as major threats to data security in the healthcare sector. Errors such as improper handling and storage of patient files, often due to poor organizational policies and procedures, leave IT systems and connected medical devices vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation, new research from Vectra… Read More »

A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »