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Issues and Challenges in Protecting Personal Health Information

Dec 19, 2014
Authentication and authorization issues are a classic mix of the human element and poor implementation. If you have been to a hospital lately, your...

Security Risks Inherent in the Medical Device Lifecycle

Oct 29, 2014
We must consider the extra wrinkle in this health security story: the numerous medical devices that collect and store PHI. These devices often lack...

Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the Manufacturer’s Profile and Objectives

Oct 20, 2014
In the most effective partnerships, the manufacturer and outside firm begin with research (see the second column in this series for why this is so)....

Protecting Sensitive Data in a Sensitive Industry

Sep 22, 2014
A breach of personal health information carries an emotional component quite unlike the breach of credit-card information. Credit cards can be...

Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the Critical Partnership Research Stage

Sep 07, 2014
Few markets rival the medical market for complexity. Most product sales involve a long line of people who can influence the decision: doctors,...

Steps to Jumpstart Your UDI Program

Aug 25, 2014
The recent observation is that many companies--especially those without class III devices--are in a “wait and see” mode, or at best, have delivered...

Using Oscilloscopes for microVolt Biomedical Measurements

Jul 31, 2014
Measuring electrical phenomena presents a number of challenges to biomedical signal measurement systems. The tiny, microVolt-level electrical pulses...

Finding the Right Fit for Effective Design Partnerships

Jul 28, 2014
One of the most powerful combinations in business is a partnership between a product manufacturer and an outside product design firm. It’s an...

Building a Foundation on Security and Compliance

Jul 15, 2014
Recent high-profile security breaches in the retail, finance, and insurance industries underscore the need for organizations to keep data secure...

Looking to Automated Compounding Systems to Remove Human Error

Jul 01, 2014
The 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections continues to be a tragic reminder of the risks inherent in manual medication...

USB3 Arrives for Medical Imaging

Jun 29, 2014
Thanks primarily to its ease of use, USB has become the backbone for wired data connectivity in a wide range of medical electronics devices. In...

Tracking a Medical Device Recall Is No Easy Feat

Jun 27, 2014
Millions of Americans use medical devices on a daily basis to live better and longer. There’s no doubt that new and innovative devices are...

What You Need to Know Now About Unique Device Identification

Jun 18, 2014
As the Sept. 24, 2014, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) compliance deadline approaches for medical device...

GigE Vision Brings a Clearer View for the Operating Room

Jun 14, 2014
Almost all aspects of healthcare--from initial examination, to surgery, and nursing--are increasingly relying on real-time video to improve care and...

Managing Your Content in the Medical Device Marketplace

May 23, 2014
A new survey of life sciences and healthcare professionals highlights top data concerns of the medical device industry: proliferating formats,...

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Ruthann Browning

Ruthann Browning is a 28-year veteran of process equipment and automation. She currently handles Technical Sales in Automation in Comco’s western division and spearheads sales and marketing for...

Steve Schubert

Steve Schubert is VP, Business Development, for Advanced Machine & Engineering in Rockford, Ill. He has been with the company for more than 30 years.
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