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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...

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...

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-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

HotSpot: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

July 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

CenLab is a handheld, wireless, connected chemistry analyzer. It allows for automated, and better yet cost effective, analysis of body fluids and water quality. It eliminates trips to the doctor by providing ubiquitous, instantaneous, urinalysis...

Telemedicine for Patients with Chronic Liver Diseases

July 2, 2014 8:17 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have...

Smartphone App May Revolutionize Mental Health Treatment

July 2, 2014 8:06 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support services...

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Electronics-to-Wear Light Up Healthcare

July 1, 2014 11:33 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

For most electronic circuit boards, if you try to bend them, they snap and are rendered useless. But this is set to change. A European research project called PLACE-IT has come up with a new type of flexible electronics that won’t break...

FDA Clearance for Masimo's Root Patient Monitoring Platform With Capnography

July 1, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Masimo has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of the Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform that is destined to transform patient care throughout the hospital. High-impact innovations in Root that are now available in the U.S. include...

Mobile Health Devices Market to Grow 8-Fold to $41.8 Billion in 2023

July 1, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Driven by adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, the mobile health (mHealth) market will grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to Lux Research. Clinical mHealth devices...

Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function. The group...

Photos of the Day: Bio-Bots Could Stroll Through the Body

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field. The new bio-bots are powered by a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. This gives the researchers a simple way to control the...

Researchers Develop App Focused on Making Obese Adults Less Sedentary

June 27, 2014 2:20 pm | by Lifespan | News | Comments

Even individuals who exercise a lot can be at risk for health problems if they also spend a lot of time in sedentary behaviors, such as sitting. More sedentary time, regardless of physical activity levels, is associated with greater risk for...

Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...

Philips, Salesforce Cooperate on Medical Platform

June 27, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV and Salesforce.com say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services. In a statement Thursday the companies said the system would be used for "patient relationship management," for instance allowing...

Remote Patient Monitoring Revenues to Reach €19.4 Billion in 2018

June 27, 2014 9:06 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

Berg Insight estimates that revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached € 4.3 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring...

Dr. Andrews’ App Aims to Reduce Future Tommy John Surgeries

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Abracadabra Health | News | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s... 

2014/2015 Buyers' Guide Digital Edition

June 26, 2014 4:57 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The MDT Buyers' Guide is a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories critical to designers and manufacturers of medical devices. From products to services, the Guide covers a full range of resources needed...

Collaboration Enables Remote Monitoring of Sleep Apnea

June 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Telenor Connexion | News | Comments

In Europe, approximately 2 to 5 % of the population suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep and this can cause drowsiness during the day as well as a broad spectrum of serious medical conditions...

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