Medical Gear Packed Full of Dodgy Software: FDA
6/22/2012 7:46:46 AM
Despite being hugely expensive, medical gear is packed full of software that doesn't sing or dance. While hospital administrators love to spend millions on a machine that goes ping they do not look at the software particularly closely. Data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that software failures were behind 24 percent of all the medical device recalls in 2011.