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Issue 06/2015

Threats lurking on medical electronic data

Cyberattacks on healthcare establishments are a growing threat

Over the years the healthcare sector has become increasingly reliant on an IT infrastructure for the proper and safe operation of its equipment and to manage patients' medical records. Healthcare establishments, long spared cyberattacks aimed at stealing confidential information, are now facing unprecedented attempts to breach into their IT infrastructure. The IEC has been developing means to protect the integrity of IT systems and equipment in the healthcare environment for many years.

Issue 06/2015

Always safer medical electrical equipment

IEC standardization work ensures medical electrical equipment and systems are safe to use and operate

Medical care rests on trust. Trust between patients and medical staff and trust of the latter the equipment they use for examining and treating patients. IEC International Standards are developed specifically to ensure medical electrical equipment and systems are safe to operate, for the well-being of patients and users alike.

Issue 06/2015

Standard for medical device software

Consolidated IEC 62304 issued, available as Redline version

Software is often an integral part of medical device technology and trends point to its growing importance in it. A consolidated version of IEC 62304, Medical device software– Software life cycle processes, has just been published. This International Standard provides a framework of life cycle processes with activities and tasks necessary for the safe design and maintenance of medical device software.