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

  • ICD-10: Top 5 articles ever

    (Friday, October 2, 2015)

    To say that the journey to ICD-10 compliance deadline was long and arduous is something of an understatement. It has been a tortuous road, indeed.

    Now that ICD-10 is here, however, it's a good time to recount some of Healthcare IT News most popular stories on the code set conversion. We culled the list to spare readers the articles about repeated delays since those are now old news.

    Here goes:

    ICD-10 & Coding

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  • Imaging files at risk on mobile devices

    (Friday, October 2, 2015)

    The proliferation of mobile device technology has given physicians the freedom to assess and diagnose disease from wherever they may be, but they also need to be cognizant of potential security breaches while viewing images in public, risk management specialists say.

    [See also: Imaging IT heads toward new phase]

    Privacy & Security

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  • Northern Arizona Healthcare expands telehealth program

    (Friday, October 2, 2015)

    Northern Arizona Healthcare has broadened the scope of its home health monitoring program, Care Beyond Walls and Wires. The trend of expanding the rollouts of telehealth initiatives and remote care management continues to grow.


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  • Philips, MIT take on brain injuries

    (Friday, October 2, 2015)

    Royal Philips has teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research the use of Philips ultrasound technology and MIT physiological modeling as a less invasive way to measure intracranial pressure.

    Intracranial pressure measures are essential in managing patients with brain injuries.


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