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Dreamit Health Philadelphia Announces Its Next Cohort of MedTech Startups

July 18, 2014 11:20 am | by Dreamit Health | News | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the cohort of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, the third cycle of DreamIt’s health-tech accelerator...

A GEM of a Prize

July 18, 2014 10:31 am | by Patti Wieser, UC San Diego | News | Comments

Two physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and the Institute of Engineering...

Improved Telemedicine System Connects Doctors to Autism Patients in Rural Georgia

July 18, 2014 9:47 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

To get the best care for her three autistic children, Mandi Larkin would drive three hours from her family’s home in Tifton, Ga., to Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. The drive to and from Atlanta was exhausting. Missed work, missed school...

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Google Glass To Be Installed in Ambulances

July 18, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, and ProTransport-1, Northern California's premier medical transport provider, have announced a software sales agreement under which ProTransport-1 will deploy the CrowdOptic...

Health Wearable Device Offers No-Skin-Contact ECG Technology

July 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Lifetip | Videos | Comments

Attached to a shirt or bra, Lifetip monitors the user’s daily activities, certifying that everything is going well or providing a warning if not. The device, tracking and analyzing the user’s electrical heart activity (ECG), is able to promptly recognize...

Not Quite Rock Stars, But Ready to Take Center Stage

July 16, 2014 11:42 am | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

My earlier posts have focused on issues relevant to the business side of TecMed Inc. that we thought were relevant to any medical device technology start-up. Friends and peers have mentioned that the articles have been easily pertinent to...

Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

July 16, 2014 10:53 am | by JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association | News | Comments

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA. Pain is...

Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by USC | News | Comments

A new USC study suggests that patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than actual ones, in large part because computers lack the proclivity to look down on people the way another human might. The research...

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How Does Misfit’s Activity and Sleep Monitor Work?

July 15, 2014 3:14 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu and KPBC Design Partner John Maeda and discuss the Misfit’s sleep monitoring wearable product on “Bloomberg West.”                 

First Billion Dollar Quarter for Healthcare IT Sector: VC Funding Doubled over Q1

July 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Mercom Capital Group | News | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the second quarter of 2014...

Portable Devices Could Be Cause of Skin Rash

July 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic...

Better Use of Electronic Health Records Makes Clinical Trials Less Expensive

July 11, 2014 3:07 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Using electronic health records to understand the best available treatment for patients, from a range of possible options, is more efficient and less costly for taxpayers than the existing clinical trial process, a new study shows. Research...

Sunshine Act Will Reveal Manufacturers’ Payments to Docs in September

July 11, 2014 2:04 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation. That's because nearly...

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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Visits Moberg's Facility to Discuss Improvement in Brain Injury Care

July 11, 2014 9:12 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Recently, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Moberg Research's (Moberg) medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg discussed how Moberg's advanced neurological monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in...

Robot Care Giver Offers Company and Security to 94-Year-Old Grandmother

July 10, 2014 3:48 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A robot that monitors the health of elderly people living alone and allows them to have face-to-face conversations with relatives or doctors is being tested in Rome by 94-year-old Grandma Lea. The makers of the GiraffPlus system say their...

Making a Wire-Free Future

July 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

More than a century ago, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla proposed a global system of wireless transmission of electricity — or wireless power. But one key obstacle to realizing this ambitious vision has always been the inefficiency of...

MyChart Use Skyrocketing Among Cancer Patients

July 9, 2014 3:14 pm | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cancer patients at UT Southwestern Medical Center using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to view laboratory and radiology results, communicate with their healthcare...

Applying the Data Distribution Service in an IoT Healthcare System

July 9, 2014 12:25 pm | by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech | Blogs | Comments

In my last post, I described how the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard is used to provide ubiquitous access to clinical measurements. In this post, I will be introducing the foundations of this enabling technology that can allow healthcare...

Finding Real Value in Big Data for Public Health

July 9, 2014 11:51 am | by San Diego State University | News | Comments

Media reports of public health breakthroughs made possible by big data have been largely oversold, according to a new study, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Many studies deserve praise for being the first of...

New Technologies Fuel Patient Participation and Data Collection in Research

July 9, 2014 9:55 am | by Duke Medicine | News | Comments

The changing dynamic of health studies driven by “big data” research projects will empower patients to become active participants who provide real-time information such as symptoms, side effects and clinical outcomes, according to researchers...

Better Visualizing of Fitness-App Data Helps Discover Trends, Reach Goals

July 8, 2014 2:31 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

More people are opting to use their phones as "life-logging" devices, but is the data they collect actually useful? Massive amounts of information showing your life patterns over a week, month or year are going untapped because these...   

MediSafe Releases 1st Medication Management App for Android Wear Smartwatches

July 8, 2014 10:54 am | by MediSafe | News | Comments

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its leading medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. Users...

EarlySense Chair Sensor Receives FDA Clearance

July 7, 2014 3:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EarlySense, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, has announced the market clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration for the Chair Sensor Solution. The Chair Sensor, which continuously monitors patient's Heart Rate...

80% of Smartphone Users Interested in Interacting with Healthcare Providers via Device

July 2, 2014 3:53 pm | by FICO | News | Comments

A global survey by FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has revealed that 80 percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with healthcare providers. These organizations...

Bioelectronics Could Lead to a New Class of Medicine

July 2, 2014 2:44 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine having tiny electronics implanted somewhere in your body that can regulate nerve signals and make symptoms of various disorders go away. That’s the vision of the field of bioelectronic medicine — the emerging discipline that has made...

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