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

HIMSS Announces the 2013 mHealth Summit


http://www.mhealthsummit.org
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

  • End-of-life directives added into EHR

    (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

    UMass Memorial Health Care is partnering with Minneapolis-based Lumināt, which develops care planning tools, to create a platform that will integrate patients' end-of-life directives into their electronic health records.

    [See also: NQF supports 12 new end-of-life quality measures]

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  • Healthcare security stuck in Stone Age

    (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

    Healthcare has a few things to do differently in the privacy and security arena -- one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This according to Verizon's annual breach report released today.
     
    The new 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report highlights a concerning carelessness regarding privacy and security, specific to the healthcare industry. 
     
  • ACO success key to value-based care

    (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

    If the U.S. is going to get a handle on healthcare spending, providers and healthcare organizations are going to have to get serious about accountable care organizations, says one expert.

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  • Athenahealth quits EHR association

    (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

    Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth will resign from the EHR Association. Its executives say it does not belong there, since it is neither an EHR company nor a software vendor.

    In a news release announcing its resignation from the EHR Association, athenahealth executives said:

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