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By Brian Dolan August 12, 2009
By Iltifat Husain, MD/MPH student, MS IV and Yousif Alkadhi, MD, PGY1 One of the toughest aspects of medicine is communicating medical conditions and procedures to patients who have limited medical knowledge through the use of only words. With clinic times becoming shortened, this communication is often under strain. The new 2.0 version of the Blausen Human Atlas application aims to help...
By Brian Dolan August 11, 2009
By Jim Lefevere I have talked in the past how health care and technology is the 10 year trend. I won't retell that story, but you can see my thoughts here. It is truly a topic where the reach consistently exceeds the grasp. Technology once again plays a big role in the Obama health care reform plan with the multi-faceted goals of modernizing the system to lower cost and improve quality while also...
By Brian Dolan August 10, 2009
A patient at St. Francis Hospital in Rosyln, New York, Carol Kasyjanski, 61, has become the first recipient of St. Jude Medical's wireless-enabled pacemaker, which the FDA approved in July. Kasyjanksi's routine check-ups are significantly shorter now because the doctor can finish about 90 percent of the work before she arrives thanks to the data transmitted from the pacemaker to its online portal...
By Brian Dolan August 7, 2009
In a wide-ranging interview with Mobihealthnews, the Center for Connected Health's Founder and Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar recently discussed the center's various wireless health programs, belief in text messages for healthcare, assessment of the likely early adopters of wireless health services and the need to not lose sight of the challenges facing this emerging industry. Mobihealthnews: While...
By Brian Dolan August 6, 2009
Should hospitals rent out iPod Touches along with their TV and phone rentals for patients? A recent post over at Silicon Alley Insider suggests they do. The publication's writer Nicholas Carlson just returned from six days in the hospital because of injuries he suffered from a hit-and-run accident in New York City. Carlson's post serves as a reminder that it's just a matter of time before we all...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
UCLA announced today that MediSens Wireless, a wireless healthcare start-up, has obtained an exclusive license from UCLA on patented technology developed by UCLA professor Majid Sarrafzadeh and his team. (Sarrafzadeh is also a founder of MediSense.) MediSens plans to use the real-time wireless monitoring technology to develop body monitoring systems that help diabetic patients with peripheral...
By Brian Dolan August 5, 2009
MediSens developing body monitoring systems for diabetes, balance issues UCLA's newly launched on-campus technology incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) has opened lab space to MediSens Wireless, a startup company that develops and manufactures personal body-monitoring systems for medical and health applications. The incubator program was established in March to nurture early-...
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
Diabetes management tools just got a step closer to medical device interoperability. A few hours after news broke that A&D Medical's Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuff and Bluetooth-enabled weight scale had received Continua Health Alliance's stamp of interoperability, the organization announced that Roche Diagnostics' Accu-Chek Smart Pix Device Reader, which currently interfaces with...
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
Kaiser Permanente's innovation centers: The Sacramento Bee has a feature on Kaiser Permanente's various innovation centers, which test a number of wireless health technologies. The San Leandro center, for example, is outfitted with patient rooms, mock-ups of workstations, operating rooms, and a "living room" that includes demonstrations of home health products. "By 2015, the home will become the...
By Brian Dolan August 4, 2009
Cambridge Consultants' Vena platform enables A&D Medical to launch Continua Certified blood pressure monitor and weighing scales Cambridge Consultants has successfully deployed its Vena software platform for A&D Medical, one of the world's leading manufacturers of advanced measuring, monitoring, controlling and testing instruments, including the next generation of telehealth devices....

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