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

  • Boston Children's EHR down for days

    (Friday, March 27, 2015)

    The electronic health record system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments.

    Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases.

    Electronic Health Records

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  • CMIOs building strategic identity

    (Friday, March 27, 2015)

    With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress.


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  • Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?

    (Friday, March 27, 2015)

    At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today.


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  • Virtualization software easing workflows

    (Friday, March 27, 2015)

    Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be.

    On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day.


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