Tag Archives: devices

Express Scripts plans formulary for apps, medical devices

Dive Brief: Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts is launching a digital health formulary next year: a list of digital health tools, including smartphone apps and software-enabled medical devices, to help patients manage their health. Express Scripts clients will still be able to choose which digital tools they provide for their members. Physicians, pharmacists and other health… Read More »

A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »

11 best practices for protecting connected medical devices

The Department of Health and Human Services, working with more than 150 healthcare and cybersecurity experts, has released a report, “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices,” to aid stakeholders in managing threats and protecting patients. The 36-page report, available here, includes a section on attacks against connected medical devices that may affect patient safety. In distilling the… Read More »