Varian—All Oncology Products: Manufacturer Warns That Safe and Effective Operation with Windows 10 Has Not Been Tested or Validated, Potentially Compromising Patient Safety

September 2, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a July 20, 2015, Product Advisory letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Varian states that it has not tested or validated whether Varian products can operate safely and effectively while running on Windows 10. Therefore, if a user accepts and installs the Windows 10 upgrade (which was made available by Microsoft at no cost to eligible customers beginning July 29, 2015), patient safety could be compromised. The manufacturer has not confirmed the information provided in the source material.


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