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

  • HIPAA breach for hospital after worker swiped patient data

    (Friday, August 28, 2015)

    A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft.

    Privacy & Security

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  • eRx of controlled substances now legal in 50 states

    (Friday, August 28, 2015)

    With e-prescribing of controlled substances now legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers.

    Deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on opioids as of 2013, and that year. more than 16,000 died from them.

    Pharmacy

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  • Post Katrina, emergency readiness lags

    (Friday, August 28, 2015)

    "We now recognize that all healthcare facilities, not just hospitals, must plan for disasters, have the basic equipment necessary to sustain operations and be able to allocate scarce resources fairly, and that such planning must take place with the recognition that each facility does not exist in a vacuum," write Nicole Lurie, Karen DeSalvo, MD, and Kristen Finne, in a blog posted August 27 in Health Affairs.

    Quality and Safety

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  • Intermountain opens high-tech simulation center

    (Friday, August 28, 2015)

    Intermountain Healthcare opened a state-of-the-art simulation center at its LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City this week. It's a place where doctors, nurses and healthcare staff can practice and perfect their skills while employing technology they will put to work for their patients in real medical situations.

    Quality and Safety

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