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

  • Net neutrality will benefit remote patient monitoring

    (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

    Last week, headlines flashed across the news and Twitter feeds proclaiming an "historic" vote by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in favor of reclassifying broadband and mobile Internet access as a Title II service, paving the way for stronger net neutrality regulations. This latest action may have implications for healthcare, but the needs of the healthcare system go far beyond simple net neutrality.

    Interoperability
    Net neutrality will benefit remote patient monitoring
    In healthcare, we are still fighting a 'data neutrality' battle, and there remains much work to be done.
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  • 100 Top Hospitals named by Truven

    (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

    The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates.

    Quality and Safety
    100 Top Hospitals named by Truven
    The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates and "have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities."
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  • 12 patient safety gurus and why they matter

    (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

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    • David W. Bates, MD
      David W. Bates, MD, Senior VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a recognized expert in patient safety. In his work he has demonstrated how information technology can help improve the quality of care while also lowering cost. He is teaches health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness and serves as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s Global Alliance for Patient Safety.
    With recent patient deaths linked to "superbug" exposure and preventable medical errors continuing to rise, it seems timely to spotlight some of the best and brightest patient safety experts in healthcare today.
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    12 patient safety gurus and why they matter
    With recent patient deaths linked to exposure to superbugs and the preventable medical errors continuing to rise, it seems right to spotlight some of the best and brightest people in healthcare today.
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  • King vs. Burwell: Live updates of SCOTUS

    (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)

    Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components.

    Millions of customers currently covered under Obamacare could be affected by the outcome of the King vs. Burwell case, which threatens insurance subsidies in those 34 states currently using the federal exchange, rather than their own state-run marketplaces.

    Policy and Legislation
    King vs. Burwell: Live updates of SCOTUS case
    Oral arguments begin today in yet another Supreme Court case that could threaten the existence of the Affordable Care Act, challenging the legality of one of its key components. Click here for live updates.
    Healthcare IT News
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