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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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Since IEE 802.11b was approved in 1999 and the Wi-Fi Alliance TM was formed in 2000; there has been a constant evolution to always advance security of the WLAN. New enhancements will come to market in 2018 as a part... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. will be presenting at this conference January 25-26 in Baltimore. http://tcbi.org/iotmdsec/ This conference and the agenda is very timely due to the overall topic of cybersecurity in general; but also how to address security related to IOT... Continue reading
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Please find the latest ULP Winter 2017 Quarterly from www.nordicsemi.com. Integra Systems, Inc., has worked with Nordic for many years on unique product development efforts for the medical device space using both ANT www.thisisant.com and BTLE. , as well as... Continue reading
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<u> Yesterday I gave a presentation at the John P. Martin Conference Center, at Harvard Medical School. The Title was: Are Consumer Grade Smart Phones Good Enough for the Enterprise? Some attendees have requested my presentation and others in the... Continue reading
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Integra Systems, Inc. authored a white paper in the past regarding the use of the WLAN in healthcare for Extreme. Since that authorship time; Extreme has been on a focused drive of strategic acquisitions in the networking, data center, voice,... Continue reading
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Everybody is concerned about security today. Bluetooth with the advent of mesh networking and 5.0 has been designed with security as the foremost priority. Currently Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), GATT devices can provide a range of security implementations that are... Continue reading
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Bluetooth 5.0 was introduced in 2017 and now this fall the first smartphones of two leading companies have now incorporated 5.0. Integra Systems, Inc. was around when the extension of the 802.11 standard, 802.11b was introduced in 1999 at a... Continue reading
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This is the latest Wireless ULP update from www.nordicsemi.com Integra Systems, Inc., will be attending the Nordic Tech Tour in Philadelphia on October 18th. We are currently working with a company to integrate the Nordic nRF52 Series SoC as a... Continue reading
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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, 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