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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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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
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A true enterprise device that has the look, feel, and interface like a smart phone. The TC51 and TC56 has been introduced by Zebra. Lot of very cool features like the Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 We... Continue reading
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Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth and the advances to the technology just keep getting better each year. Late this year 2016 early 2017, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) will formalize 5.0. This revised specification will provide the ability of quadrupling of... Continue reading
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This month the ECRI Institute of Plymouth Meeting, PA www.ecri.org named infusion errors the number one on top 10 technology hazards. “ Although today’s pumps incorporate features that reduce the risks of infusion errors, these safety mechanisms cannot eliminate all... Continue reading
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The following is the recent press release from Extreme Networks and is important for various reasons. Extreme acquired the WLAN business from Zebra. Previously Zebra purchased the mobile computing and WLAN business from Motorola, which had purchased Symbol Technologies earlier.... Continue reading
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What a novel idea. Video cameras and WLAN access points usually have the same mounting and placement. This makes it literally plug and play for those that live video monitoring as a part of of a Wave-2 upgrade. The model... Continue reading
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The Security behind Bluetooth Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)(used in Bluetooth) is a method of transmitting radio signals by rapidly switching a carrier among many frequency channels, using a pseudorandom sequence known to both transmitter and receiver. It is used... Continue reading
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http://www.extremenetworks.com/extreme-networks-agrees-to-acquire-wireless-lan-business-from-zebra-technologies/ It is quite interesting the announcement yesterday of the acquisition of the Zebra WLAN portfolio, previous Motorola, previous Symbol Technologies by Extreme Networks. As one who was front and center in the WLAN space before 1999 and part of... Continue reading
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Over the course of the past few weeks there has been much information discussed about the status of security in cardiac pacing and ICDs...overall this industry. This post should perhaps help provide some solid framework that St. Jude Cardiac Pacemakers/ICDs... Continue reading
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In the era of concern about cybersecurity, our convenience factor and mobility world has provided some unique potential security backdoors to the enterprise. The BYOD era is now allowing consumer grade devices to access the enterprise. These consumer devices were... Continue reading
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Today’s concern about cybersecurity has provided the enterprise a wide variety of solutions to address this; such as www.trapx.com as well as security solutions from existing enterprise networking companies. See MEDJACK (Medical Device Hijack) report below from Trapx. Download AOA_Report_TrapX_AnatomyOfAttack-MEDJACK... Continue reading