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wireless medical devices


September 13, 2012  12:25 PM

MBAN rules will test idea of spectrum sharing

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
FCC, MBAN, wireless medical devices

The Federal Communication Commission announced this week its rules for the use of wireless spectrum by medical body area network (MBAN) wireless sensors. The success or failure of this initiative could prove – or disprove...

September 12, 2012  2:00 PM

If consumers can’t do it, health IT cloud far away

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Clinical IT, HIT cloud, wireless medical devices

For me, today's technical travails started with morning coffee. As in, a piping-hot pint of it dumped on my work laptop keyboard. The nightmare came with the realization that dependency on desktop-based applications almost deep-sixed a high-priority piece of content for SearchHealthIT: a podcast...


May 24, 2012  11:19 AM

FCC plans to open up spectrum for wireless medical devices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, Medical Body Area Networks, remote patient monitoring, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

The future of remote patient monitoring could be looking a little brighter if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves forward with its plan to allocate a chunk of unused...


September 13, 2011  11:59 AM

Wireless monitoring beneficial for patients, but irks hospitals

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
home telehealth, mobile health, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

As mobile health, or mHealth, continues to grow in health care, so does wireless monitoring. This type of care could be a key player for patients in two areas: Reducing hospital visits...


August 19, 2011  10:52 AM

Insulin pump hack reveals lack of medical device security

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
medical device security, medical devices, wireless medical devices

A security researcher who presented at this year's Black Hat security conference caused quite a stir when he showed audience members that he was able to hack into his own insulin pump. Jay Radcliffe is a cyber threat...


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