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DMC Cardiovascular Institute Announces First Use of Miniature Cardiac Monitor

February 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that it is one of the first hospitals in the world to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device... 

Gemalto Delivers Secure Connectivity for Innovative Health and Wellness M2M Hub

February 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Gemalto | News | Comments

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion M2M technology is providing secure wireless connectivity for a next generation smart health and wellness M2M hub, developed by Vignet Corp. This award-winning and cost...

Bruin Biometrics Raises $10 Million Round

February 26, 2014 9:06 am | by Bruin Biometrics | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC, a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The...

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Nonin Medical's Finger Pulse Oximeter Wins 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award

February 25, 2014 6:57 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Nonin Bluetooth Smart  Model 3230 Finger Pulse Oximeter was awarded the 2014  Bluetooth Breakthrough...

New Diabetes Mobile Health Solution Saves Thousands of Dollars per Employee in Healthcare Costs

February 25, 2014 11:35 am | by Telcare | News | Comments

According to a peer-reviewed publication in this month’s issue of US Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs. The overall...

3M Announces Next Generation of Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings

February 25, 2014 10:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announced enhancements to its 3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings aimed at improving securement, wear time and proper application. In clinical evaluations of the upgrades, more than...

‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 2)

February 24, 2014 2:19 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Articles | Comments

Many reports, papers, and studies have been written about the benefits of remote health monitoring, but when you look at the number of companies and institutions that are investing time and energy incorporating VSM (vital sign monitoring)...

Medical Researchers Use Light to Quickly and Easily Measure Blood’s Clotting Properties

February 24, 2014 10:48 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Defective blood coagulation is one of the leading causes of preventable death in patients who have suffered trauma or undergone surgery. The body’s natural defense against severe blood loss is the clotting process, in which platelets, plasma...

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Microparticles Show Molecules Their Way

February 24, 2014 10:21 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Michigan/USA has produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different...

Welch Allyn and EarlySense Partnership Generates Wide Range of Monitoring Solutions to Enhance Patient Safety

February 24, 2014 9:02 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EarlySense, the market leader in proactive patient care solutions, together with Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, announced today an ongoing strategic partnership...

Interactive Motion Technologies InMotion Robots Used to Identify Novel Biomarkers of Motor Recovery

February 24, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Interactive Motion Technologies, global leader in Redefining Recovery using robotic tools for neurorehabilitation, has announced publication of results from a ground-breaking study identifying biomarkers of motor recovery in Stroke, Journal...

‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

February 21, 2014 2:55 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the term “home health monitoring” was coined, the reference was not limited to the four walls we live between but rather to the monitoring of an individual’s vital signs when he or she was outside the hospital environment. Since the...

New Apps May Help Detect Seizures, Treat Strokes

February 21, 2014 10:57 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in...  

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Samsung, UCSF Partner to Accelerate New Innovations in Preventive Health Technology

February 21, 2014 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), one of the world’s premier academic medical centers, today announced a partnership to accelerate validation and commercialization of promising new sensors...

How Can Healthcare Providers Cut Expenditure in Cardiology?

February 20, 2014 3:07 pm | by Holly Ingram, Analyst, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on cardiovascular disease reached $273 billion dollars...

Kinetic Battery Chargers Get a Boost

February 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

New technology to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy has come a step closer thanks to research to be published in the International Journal Biomechatronics and...

Siemens Healthcare Launches CareXcell for Sustainable Population Health Management

February 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare announced the launch of CareXcell, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of next-generation IT solutions designed to help healthcare providers successfully address the new care and payment requirements of...

The Connected Person and Healthcare

February 19, 2014 1:30 pm | by Alpesh Shah, Director of Global Business Strategy and Intelligence, IEEE Standards Association | Blogs | Comments

The advent of technology has pushed the concepts of healthcare to a different level. Areas of healthcare (diagnostic, well-being, assisted living) are benefitting from these technological advances today and for the unforeseeable future...

Steps to Position Your Supply Chain for Innovation and Growth

February 19, 2014 12:18 pm | by Denise Odenkirk, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, GHX | Articles | Comments

Multiple factors are converging in the medical device industry to drive manufacturers toward growth via mergers and acquisitions (M&A) versus relying solely on organic growth of their existing portfolios. One factor is the U.S. regulatory...

Photos of the Day: Imaging the Heart from the Inside

February 19, 2014 10:07 am | by Rob Felt, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The device integrates ultrasound transducers with processing electronics on a single 1.4 millimeter silicon chip. On-chip processing of signals allows data from more than a hundred elements on the device to be transmitted using just 13 tiny...

Global Launch of Medtronic’s Miniature Cardiac Monitor

February 19, 2014 9:39 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance, CE Mark, and the global launch of its Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available for patients...

Iatric Systems Partners with Welch Allyn to Bring Vital Signs and Other Data into EHRs

February 19, 2014 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iatric Systems, a comprehensive healthcare IT integration company, and Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today announced a partnership to offer hospitals an...

'Mobile Health' Shows Big Potential from Small Beginnings

February 19, 2014 2:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Mobile connected health devices, such as blood pressure monitors and personal weighing scales, are showing strong increase in sales in European countries, despite still being a minority market. According market data from GfK, the number of...

Editorial Guidance

February 18, 2014 1:49 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I’m pleased to introduce the members of MDT’s first editorial advisory board. Representing the industry from supplier to medical device OEM to consultant, I’ve reached out to these individuals to help me tailor the scope of MDT’s editorial...

Device Enables New Way to Prevent Some Strokes

February 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | News | Comments

Larry Ambrose woke up one night, wandered into his kitchen but couldn't completely read the time on his microwave. A few days later when he noticed his blood pressure was unusually high, he went to the hospital and was diagnosed as having...

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