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PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

PharmGuard Interoperability Software Allows Bi-Directional Communication with EMR Systems

November 29, 2016

Smiths Medical released version 1.1 of its PharmGuard interoperability software that allows bi-directional integration with Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) compatible EMR systems.

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

Insulin Pumps at Risk of Cyber Threats

October 13, 2016

Johnson & Johnson’s OneTouch Ping insulin pump poses a cybersecurity threat that can be life-threatening to diabetes patients.

A cybersecurity researcher at Johnson & Johnson found ways to hack the device and infuse additional dosages of insulin and brought it to J&J’s attention in April. J&J investigated and worked with the hacker and U.S. regulators to address the flaw.

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

B.Braun’s DoseTrac® May Help Minimize Alert Fatigue

September 22, 2016

A study by B. Braun Medical Inc.'s Infusion Safety Analysis Service which is designed to ensure meaningful use of infusion data and promote best practices and outcomes has identified opportunities to reduce alerts and improve drug library use.

Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

Smiths Medical's PharmGuard Interoperability Software Now Fully Tested with EMR for Smart Pump

September 15, 2016

Smiths Medical, a leading manufacturer of specialty medical devices, reported last August 30, 2016 that its Medfusion® 4000 wireless syringe infusion pumps and PharmGuard® interoperability software perfected bidirectional testing with Epic’s electronic medical records (EMR) system.

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

FDA Warns of Syringe Pumps Problems at Low Infusion Rates

September 8, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on August 25, 2016 informing health care professionals about the serious clinical consequences of programmable syringe pumps that infuse therapies at low rates, especially to infants and terminally-ill patients. A lack of continuity, according to the FDA, can result to delay of therapy, over-infusion or under-infusion.

 

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

Mobile Devices, both a Boon and a Bane for Hospitals

September 1, 2016

The use of mobile devices in the medical field provides many benefits to hospitals, but new research suggests that the increased use of mobile devices in hospitals increases the impending risk of cyber threats.

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