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

  • Two hospital employees fired for leaking Jason Pierre-Paul's record after fireworks mishap

    (Monday, February 8, 2016)

    Two employees of Jackson Memorial Hospital have been fired for accessing and leaking the medical records of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the football star lost part of his hand in a July 4, 2015 fireworks accident. The hospital, in its statement, said it had chosen not to comment earlier due to litigation surrounding the incident that has since been settled.

  • WellSpan earns Stage 7 award from HIMSS Analytics, touts clinician buy-in, medical device integration

    (Monday, February 8, 2016)

    WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital is the latest health organization to earn a Stage 7 Award from HIMSS Analytics. The achievement represents the York, Pennsylvania-based hospital’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, whose eight stages measure a facility's prowess in implementing and using information technology.

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital picks smartphone app to streamline clinical staff communications

    (Monday, February 8, 2016)

    Patient care teams at Yale-New Haven Hospital, looking for a faster, more efficient and more secure way to communicate with each other in the emergency room, have adopted smartphone applications to speed up workflows.

  • Evidence-based practice underutilized, hospitals fall short on performance, study finds

    (Monday, February 8, 2016)

    More than one-third of hospitals aren't meeting National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators performance metrics, a new Ohio State University study on chief nurse executives finds. At the same time, it showed that evidence-based practice – a care-delivery approach that integrates problem solving, best practices, clinician expertise and patient preferences – is a low priority across the United States.