Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.

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FDA Issues Recall For Medtronic mHealth Devices Over Hacking Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration says two mHealth platforms used by those living with diabetes, the Medtronic MiniMed 508 and Paradigm Series insulin pumps, could be hacked and remotely controlled to deliver dangerous doses of insulin.

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Remote Attacker Could Manipulate GE Healthcare Medical Devices

GE Healthcare anesthesia and respiratory medical devices have a firmware vulnerability that could endanger patients by enabling a remote attacker to silence device alarms, alter time and date records, and change the gas composition.

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HOW TO ENGAGE NURSES IN INNOVATION

There are currently four million nurses in the U.S. (ANA, 2018). There are four times as many nurses as physicians and eight times as many nurses as pharmacists. Yet often we find that physicians or pharmacists are the “go to” when the tech industry needs input on new products. Generally, it is the physician that is sought out to provide clinical feedback and even provide input into the clinical workflows. Nurses should participate more frequently with tech companies in the design and development stages of new products, however they are often not asked.


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