Monday, July 9, 2012

Ctrl, Alt, Delete: Medical Device Software Development Needs a Reboot

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 24% of all medical device recalls are due to software failures.  This is concerning on a number of levels.  First, why is software in medical devices so buggy?  Second, will this lead to increased regulation and/or liability costs? Finally, should we be trusting our lives to software?  Since planes, cars, and just about everything else these days is software driven, maybe the best question is how do we improve the software?

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