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

  • Are physicians really dissatisfied with EHRs? Should we be concerned?

    (Thursday, August 27, 2015)

    Physicians dissatisfied with EHRs?
    Electronic Health Records
    Are physicians really dissatisfied with EHRs? Should we be concerned?
    While we continue to ask the specific question, "Are you happy with your EHR?", maybe we don't consider often enough the general frustration of digitizing processes that were once manual.
    Healthcare IT News
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  • VA's use of Yammer made for PHI, data security risk

    (Thursday, August 27, 2015)

    Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case put protected health information at serious security risk.

    The report, conducted by the VA Office of Inspector General, concluded that the agency has been using improperly the Yammer Web-based communication platform, an application not approved or monitored by the agency.

    Privacy & Security

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  • Epic grabs VA software contract

    (Thursday, August 27, 2015)

    Whereas Epic late last month lost out on the Defense Department's massive modernization contract, the EHR maker is part of a team that won a smaller but notable bid this week. 

    Electronic Health Records

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  • CVS Health expands its care reach

    (Thursday, August 27, 2015)

    CVS is working with three telehealth companies -- American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc -- on how, together with pharmacies, they might expand and improve patient care.

    The move represents an expansion of CVS Health's existing telehealth approach.

    Telehealth

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