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dhoglund@integrasystems.org
Philadelphia, PA (Montgomery County)
Over thirty years of deep healthcare and medical device experience in the wireless and mobility space.
Interests: Design and development of wireless enabled medical devices, cybersecurity, validation and verification of enterprise networks for security, FDA 510(k) testing for wireless enabled medical devices, Bluetooth LE, biometric authentication, small cells, femtocells
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Software defined networking will play a larger role in the networking industry in 2017. The major league networking companies are really doubling down on their SDN strategies in 2017. Software defined networks are emerging networking architectures that separate the control... Continue reading
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Bluetooth Mesh has arrived. Just like the extended set of 802.11 or 802.11b was approved in 1999 Wi-Fi as we coin the word, came to of age. Wi-Fi has evolved rapidly in the past seventeen years. Fortunately, Integra Systems was... Continue reading
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Integra Systems has worked with www.nordicsemi.com on several projects. They bring ULP (ultra low power) wireless technologies to the market and we consider them the gold standard from the silicon side. Here is the latest Qtr 2017 issue of ULP... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has forged ahead with a strategic premier partnership with www.cradlepoint.com for the healthcare market. Cradlepoint is a transformative company in the IOT space. A true swiss knife of technology! The move is to cut the cable and... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc., and Global Logic are working together to address the compelling needs of application development, collaborative project management, cybersecurity, and wired and wireless connectivity in the healthcare and medical device space. We additionally have domain expertise to address... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has now created some very unique partnerships in the IOT 4G/5G space, software and hardware design, project management using best proven methodologies, as well as cloud based secure storage. This fits into our core strategy of providing... Continue reading
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The introduction of new touch screen tablets and pads have created a lot of interest and traction in the healthcare vertical. The challenge is the IT healthcare organizations are often attracted to these devices because of the user experience and... Continue reading
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www.nordicsemi.com Please find attached the latest version of Ultra Low Power Wireless Q. Integra Systems, Inc., has worked with Nordic in the past for product development of a medical device using ANT. We are in current product development with our... Continue reading
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As our world is increasingly more security aware the issue of cybersecurity is front and center. The private medical device and integrated delivery network should learn from both the Department of Defense and the Veterans Healthcare System. For example it... Continue reading
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A good read from Cybereason about the top attack vectors observed during the first half of 2016. Indicators of Compromised (IOCs) cannot keep up with confirmed malicious attacks. Observations and Key Points - The effective use of IOCs for detection... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has been an advocate of IXIA www.ixiacom.com of many years for the healthcare and medical device space. Both our companies it seems will celebrate twenty years as corporations providing innovation since 1997. Download Ixia-Security-Report-2017 Continue reading
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A recent article from Wired Magazine. As medical devices are now being connected to drive information to the EHR a process needs to be in place for all levels of security. This includes both design build, roll-out, and continued testing.... Continue reading
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One of the challenges in the healthcare domain today is simply how to manage the overall wireless network with all the different mobility use requirements. Today’s wireless environment compared to sixteen years ago in healthcare is very complex and needs... Continue reading
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Patient worn telemetry has been around for over thirty years. During this time it has progressed from UHF and VHF to WMTS. Wireless Medical Telemetry Service (WMTS) is a wireless service specifically defined in the United States by the Federal... Continue reading
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Cybersecurity, healthcare and medical devices….and “hacking”. This is a overused word perhaps today, somewhat like the trendy word “awesome”. A tremendous amount has been written about this, but some of the most basic perhaps need to be re-enforced. (See link... Continue reading
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Networking has been commoditized…it is the Business Analytics that that will provide the real value to the healthcare enterprise. Industry’s First Solution That Bridges Management and Analytics Extreme Application Analytics is a Network-Powered Application Analytics and Optimization solution that captures... Continue reading
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WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) has been deployed within hospitals for the past sixteen years. Early day site deployments were simply WLAN (AP(s), that were installed down the hallway or in a Dixie Cup approach. This worked fine when applications were limited to... Continue reading
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Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff Document issued on December 28, 2016. The draft of this document was issued on January 22, 2016. Over the past sixteen years with the... Continue reading
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A Commodity Based Model that is in 2017 Changing Business Decision Making and Investments in Healthcare. Over the past two decades, technology companies have been able to sell the value of their technology based upon a set of features and... Continue reading
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As one who has been in the medical device industry for over thirty years, I have seen the evolution from stand alone medical devices and closed proprietary patient monitoring systems to the truly connected medical device. Integra Systems, Inc., started... Continue reading
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Over the past sixteen years we have worked with and understood virtually every type of technology used for real time location systems. This is included but not limited to Wi-Fi, UWB (Ultrawide Band), Zigbee, Ultrasound, proprietary RF, and BTLE. All... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. has had discussions with this innovative company over the past two years. www.vivalink.com We were introduced to them. Over the past two years several products have been introduced to the market that are quite innovative, FeverScout and... Continue reading
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Why the Need of Analytics for Network Visibility? Application Analytics allows IT operations to optimize the network for each and every application, enhance security for those applications and provide data for business analytics. This empowers IT to turn the network... Continue reading
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Essential WLAN client testing is needed for design build and deployment. It is required for the proper performance of WLAN client in a secure roaming and authenticated connection. Continue reading