Invited Talk on Medical Products by Iñaki Larraya

Wonderful talk by Iñaki Larraya (CTO at Walden Medical) on "medical devices". This included hw/sw systems and apps with safety and security implications and compliance requirements with applicable regulations.

An interesting challenge launched to our group was how to do black box security audits at low cost. Iñaki talked about the need for evaluation models that allow us select apps that are effective and safe. This would facilitate their adoptions for prescription / recommendation by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. There are evaluation dimensions such as relevance, usability , clinical effectiveness, which are relatively easy to evaluate unlike security aspects. Any methodology that would allow low-cost security confidence evaluation would be highly valued by health services that want to incorporate prescription of health apps.

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