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

  • New firmware worm goes after Apple vulnerabilities

    (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)

    A pair of IT security researchers have successfully designed a worm that will break into a Mac's operating system, widely considered more impenetrable than its PC counterpart. And there are huge implications for the healthcare industry.

    Privacy & Security

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  • Telemedicine market to soar past $30B

    (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)

    The global market for telemedicine is expected to be worth more than $34 billion by the end of 2020.


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  • A look at what healthcare task interoperability means

    (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)

    What task interoperability means

    Workflows are made up of sequences of tasks, consuming resources, and achieving goals. So it makes sense that workflow interoperability requires task interoperability. It’s classic systems engineering. Solve the subproblems (tasks), and then solve the relations among the subproblems (workflow), to solve the problem. I’m reminded of the old saying; how do you eat an elephant? One mouthful at a time!

    A look at what healthcare task interoperability means
    To truly grasp what the industry is up against, we must understand where we're trying to go. And task interoperability is a key piece of the puzzle. I describe task interoperability in the second part of my five-part series on task and workflow interoperability.
    Healthcare IT News

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  • What exactly is an ICD-10 family?

    (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)

    What exactly is an ICD-10 family?

    When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the American Medical Association announced their agreement to make the transition smoother, a relatively new term bubbled to the top: ICD-10 "family."

    ICD-10 & Coding
    What exactly is an ICD-10 family?
    Let's look at one disease state to understand what that term really means.
    Healthcare IT News

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