St. Jude Medical to create cyber security medical advisory board

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St. Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude Medical will form its own Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board, which will provide counsel and feedback regarding cyber security risks to the medical device company.

Through the board, St. Jude Medical will collaborate with technology experts and researchers to ensure the company meets cyber security standards and doesn't put patients at risk.

"Our mission is to deliver innovative technologies that improve lives. We take the cyber security of our devices very seriously and creating the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board is one more demonstration of our ongoing commitment to advancing standards of patient care around the world without compromising safety and security," said St. Jude Medical CMO Mark Carlson, MD.

Dr. Carlson said the company is still finalized membership for the CSMAB.

This announcement follows St. Jude Medical's warning earlier this month that issues with premature battery depletion in some of its implanted heart devices were linked to two patient deaths.

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