Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, a study by researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital has found.
Hospital rooms beep and flash with many devices that are increasingly getting infected with malware. But for several reasons, these gadgets are often incompatible with commercial security software. Now, new technology developed by academic researchers could catch most malware on the devices just by noting subtle changes in their power consumption.
Verizon announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for Converged Health Management, a cloud-based, remote patient-monitoring medical device. This marks the first time Verizon has sought and gained FDA clearance for a healthcare solution.
Frost & Sullivan: Technology as a Competitive Differentiator Fuels Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in Brazilian HospitalsAugust 8, 2013 3:59 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
Intensifying competition among private hospitals in Brazil has compelled them to use advanced clinical systems as a market differentiator, thereby driving the uptake of electronic medical records (EMR). The need to reduce expenses in both public and private hospitals has further fuelled EMR installations in the country.
During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals?
People trying to lose weight may not always be able to tell whether a new diet or exercise regime is having the hoped-for fat-burning effects. Researchers at Japan’s NTT Docomo, the country’s largest mobile-phone provider, may have a solution—a smartphone-connected device that measures acetone in the breath as a sign of fat-burning.
Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Qualcomm Wireless Reach™ initiative, Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Rady Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric health provider serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties, today announced their collaboration on a 3G-enabled kit for monitoring the activities of asthmatic children.
Freedom Meditech roped in $7 million in a Series B financing round in support of 2 diagnostic products for diabetes management, 1 already on the shelves and 1 still on the bench. The fundraising was joined by new and returning investors, including funders who participated in a $2.5 million round in 2009.
Some animals—like the octopus and cuttlefish—transform their shape based on environment, fending off attackers or threats in the wild. For decades, researchers have worked toward mimicking similar biological responses in non-living organisms, as it would have significant implications in the medical arena.
Alere Connect has been granted a 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. FDA for the Alere MobileLink. The new product offering is one of Alere's connected device technologies designed to empower patients by allowing self-testing at home and delivering data quickly and seamlessly to clinical systems accessed by their healthcare providers.
Ambio Health scored a green light from the FDA for its Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, passing muster as a Class II device, the same category as wheelchairs and infusion pumps. The at-home monitoring system is designed to keep tabs on vital signs for patients with high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
The Health Data Exploration project has announced a call for participants in an online survey that seeks to uncover insights into how individuals, companies and researchers are using the data that are captured through digital devices such as fitness apps.
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 21-inch MultiSync® MD211G5 medical-grade monitor, built for the displaying and viewing of digital images for diagnosis by trained physicians.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings. Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday. An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication errors for patients.
The handheld biosensor was developed by researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A series of lenses and filters in the cradle mirror those found in larger, more expensive laboratory devices. Together, the cradle and app transform a smartphone into a tool that can detect toxins and bacteria, spot water contamination and identify allergens in food.
Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.
CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced that the 2013 Smart Pump/EMR Integration Report from KLAS Research cites CareFusion as the technology leader that is poised to take the lead in integrating smart pumps with electronic medical records (EMR) and the only company that currently has a customer using EMR interoperability with large volume and syringe infusion pumps.
Sorin Group, a global medical company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today the 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin CONNECT TM, Sorin Group’s new innovative and intuitive perfusion electronic charting system.
The market for health care information technology is showing enormous growth potential, and plenty of Maryland businesses are crowding in. Some create proprietary products — such as software for Electronic Health Records or filmless X-ray equipment — while others are service companies, helping health organizations integrate and manage new IT systems.
Fitness fanatics may soon be able to gauge if their hard work is paying off without the need for weighing scales thanks to a new device that can instantly tell if your body is burning fat. The portable, pocket-sized sensor, produced by a group of researchers in Japan, works by measuring increased levels of acetone on the breath.
The University of Salford has carried out a systematic review of the literature to research the effectiveness of telehealth on clinical outcomes, cost effectiveness and patient experience. Telehealth allows patients to monitor long-term health conditions from home, reducing visits to a clinic or hospital.
Abbott Receives FDA Clearance for FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and β–Ketone Monitoring SystemJuly 29, 2013 11:09 am | by Abbott | News | Comments
Abbott has announced that it has received U.S. FDA clearance for its FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and β-Ketone Monitoring System, an advanced blood glucose monitoring system designed to address the key needs of hospital customers: high accuracy, efficient operation, dual-band wireless access to immediate test results, and helps in the reduction of the risk of test strip cross-contamination.
Today’s medical staffs increasingly rely upon wireless networks and devices to conduct critical-care applications, access electronic medical records and test results, and to share information throughout facilities. At the same time, Wi-Fi networks in healthcare facilities are being pushed to the limits by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend among patients and guests.
MedConnections Released PACE Health Connect App To Allow Patients To Manage Health Care Faster And EasierJuly 29, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
MedConnections launched its new mobile app, PACE Health Connect, featuring a patent pending interactive messaging system. Enterprise customers can provide employees, patients and members interactive messaging on 35 medical conditions with over 1,000 different messages, alerts and reminders to enhance their disease and lifestyle management.
Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) and RainDance Technologies announced today that Trovagene has adopted RainDance's RainDropTM Digital PCR System for research and development, and for eventual use in the Trovagene CLIA laboratory. Trovagene has also announced successful development of a cell-free DNA mutation assay leveraging the RainDrop platform.