Building solutions through collaboration to reduce risk in the U.S. biomedical device network
Welcome to MDISS

We are a collaborative and inclusive nonprofit professional organization committed to advancing quality health care with a focus on the safety and security of medical devices. We serve providers, payers, manufacturers, universities, government agencies, technology companies, individuals, patients, patient advocates and associations. Our mission is to protect public health and well-being by advancing computer risk management practices to ensure wide availability of innovative and safe medical devices.
“These [medical device] infections have the potential to greatly affect the world-class patient care that is expected by our customers. In addition to compromising data and the system, these incidents are also extremely costly to the VA in terms of time and money spent cleansing infected medical devices.” Roger Baker Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology Department of Veterans Affairs
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This document contains a framework for improving the safety and reliability of software and firmware in medical devices by using fuzzing. Fuzzing is a testing technique for locating unknown vulnerabilities and other defects by sending malformed and unexpected inputs to software.

(Tuesday, June 26, 2012)

MDISS in the news

Partnerships in Medical Device Trials Conference

MDISS Executive Director, Dr. Dale Nordenberg will be a featured speaker at this event. The Partnerships in Medical Device Trials Conference, is an extension of the Partnerships brand, and will take place June 2-4, 2014 in Chicago, IL

(Monday , June 02, 2014)

HIMSS Announces the 2013 mHealth Summit

MDISS encourages you to attend mHealth Summit! Please join MDISS for the two panels that we will be presenting at mHIMSS this year:

  • Market Driven Design and Adoption of Security for Medical Devices
  • Technical Foundations for Security of Mobile Medical Devices

(Friday , October 04, 2013)

Codenomicon joins MDISS to save lives from faulty medical devices

OULU, FINLAND and SARATOGA, CA, USA, June 26, 2012 -- Codenomicon, the leading vendor of proactive security testing software, has joined the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS) to enhance the security in solutions and devices in the healthcare industry.

(Tuesday , June 26, 2012)

HIMSS Announces the 2012 mHealth Summit

CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced today that the 2012 mHealth Summit will take place Dec. 3 -5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C.

(Sunday , February 12, 2012)

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Our consortium is focused on optimizing the relationship between the quality of health care and the process of assessing and ensuring that devices and systems are secure and functioning in a safe and efficacious manner.

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Healthcare news

  • CIO sings the praises of HL7 analytics

    (Wednesday, October 1, 2014)

    Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says a new analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind."

    [See also: HL7 makes IP available for EHRs]

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  • Security readiness still sorely lacking

    (Wednesday, October 1, 2014)

    If you think you're able to dodge a data breach without putting in the work, think again. This year, organizations have reported more data breaches than the year prior, seeing on average a 10 percent jump in breach frequency. So what are they doing to improve these numbers? A new study says: not enough. 
  • What's got CHIME's CEO 'mad as hell'?

    (Wednesday, October 1, 2014)

    When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause.

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  • Four keys to clinical usability at the point of care

    (Wednesday, October 1, 2014)

    Billions of dollars are being spent each year on HIT. Clinicians are paying for these systems, and by paying I mean either in dollars, if they put up the money themselves, or in time, which is often the case when EHR decisions are made by administrators.

    How can a physician’s productivity and focus on the patient be maintained while using an EHR at the point of care, and why do many systems fall short on this?

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