Medical device ‘birth certificates’ could solve healthcare security woes

A security expert has proposed enforcing the use of “digital birth certificates” to protect medical devices and patient data. The breadth and scope of cyberattacks have increased in recent years. It is now not only consumer PCs, enterprise networks, or government agencies which are the intended targets of individual attackers or state-sponsored groups; instead, mobile […]

Patients can benefit from a bottle cap with a clock

TimerCaps is a new product from a company in California proposing to help patients with a little nudge ✔    Monitor of last dosage – Disoriented and cognitively impaired patients need a tool to know last dose to know when it safe to take another or resume driving.  ✔    Managing medication in the bottles […]

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria from New Delhi Kills Nevada Woman

On August 25, 2016, the Washoe County Health District in Reno, Nevada, was notified of a patient at an acute care hospital with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) that was resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs. The specific CRE, Klebsiella pneumoniae, was isolated from a wound specimen collected on August 19, 2016. After CRE was identified, the […]