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Dec 19, 2014

Issues and Challenges in Protecting Personal Health Information5

Authentication and authorization issues are a classic mix of the human element and poor implementation. If you have been to a hospital lately, your....More
Oct 29, 2014

Security Risks Inherent in the Medical Device Lifecycle

We must consider the extra wrinkle in this health security story: the numerous medical devices that collect and store PHI. These devices often lack....More
Oct 20, 2014

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

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)....More
Sep 22, 2014

Protecting Sensitive Data in a Sensitive Industry

A breach of personal health information carries an emotional component quite unlike the breach of credit-card information. Credit cards can be....More
Sep 07, 2014

Effective Design Partnerships: Understanding the Critical Partnership Research Stage

Few markets rival the medical market for complexity. Most product sales involve a long line of people who can influence the decision: doctors,....More
Aug 25, 2014

Steps to Jumpstart Your UDI Program

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....More
Jul 31, 2014

Using Oscilloscopes for microVolt Biomedical Measurements

Measuring electrical phenomena presents a number of challenges to biomedical signal measurement systems. The tiny, microVolt-level electrical pulses....More
Jul 28, 2014

Finding the Right Fit for Effective Design Partnerships

One of the most powerful combinations in business is a partnership between a product manufacturer and an outside product design firm. It’s an....More
Jul 15, 2014

Building a Foundation on Security and Compliance

Recent high-profile security breaches in the retail, finance, and insurance industries underscore the need for organizations to keep data secure....More
Jul 01, 2014

Looking to Automated Compounding Systems to Remove Human Error

The 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections continues to be a tragic reminder of the risks inherent in manual medication....More
Jun 29, 2014

USB3 Arrives for Medical Imaging

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....More
Jun 27, 2014

Tracking a Medical Device Recall Is No Easy Feat

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....More
Jun 18, 2014

What You Need to Know Now About Unique Device Identification

As the Sept. 24, 2014, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI) compliance deadline approaches for medical device....More
Jun 14, 2014

GigE Vision Brings a Clearer View for the Operating Room

Almost all aspects of healthcare--from initial examination, to surgery, and nursing--are increasingly relying on real-time video to improve care and....More
May 23, 2014

Managing Your Content in the Medical Device Marketplace

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

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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