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By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
Tim Gee, Principal at Medical Connectivity Consulting and the chair of the Medical Device Connectivity conference in Boston last week laid out the market opportunity for wireless sensors in healthcare. Gee broke down some of the drivers for the recent interest in medical sensors, outlined use cases and dissected the market for the more than 200 attendees at last week's event. What is driving...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge. Rural health clinics typically compile data only in paper...
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Wireless remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions provider Corventis announced today that it has finished enrolling patients into its MUSIC (Multi-Sensor Monitoring in Congestive Heart Failure) program, which includes two trials: the MUSIC Asia (180 patients) and the pivotal MUSIC study (362 patients). The trials aim to develop and evaluate an algorithm to predict heart failure events....
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Preliminary Findings and Criteria of MUSIC Asia Study Detailed at Heart Failure Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting BOSTON & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Corventis, Inc., a developer of wireless cardiovascular solutions designed to enable early detection, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular conditions, announced today enrollment completion of the company’s MUSIC (Multi-Sensor...
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Wearable Wireless System Allows Physicians to Proactively Evaluate the Health Status of Patients Anywhere across the Globe SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Corventis, Inc., a developer of wireless cardiovascular solutions designed to enable early detection, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular conditions, announced CE marking for the company’s AVIVO Mobile Patient Management System. Physicians and...
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
By Dr. Stephen Schimpff, author of The Future of Medicine – Mega Trends in Healthcare Sometimes the doctor patient interaction is far from adequate, but new mobile robotic technologies can help resolve the problem. I have a colleague who developed a cardiac arrhythmia called paroxysmal atrial tachycardia or PAT. The treatment was to thread a small catheter via the femoral artery in his groin up...
By Brian Dolan September 13, 2009
Augmented reality meets next generation screen technology meets personal health: "A contact lens with augmented-reality powers would take personal health monitoring several steps further, Parvis said, because the surface of the eye can be used to measure much of the data you would read from your blood tests, including cholesterol, sodium, potassium and glucose levels." (People are getting excited...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2009
Source: Apple.com "The iPhone can be an integral part in advancing the fundamental science -- the very complexities of biology and understanding of the human genome can be made accessible through tools like the iPhone," Consumer genomics company Illumina's CEO and President, Jay Flatley told Apple in a recent interview. "I think it is the convergence of the science and IT technology that today...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2009
According to a survey conducted by MDsearch, 53 percent of physicians who responded to the survey said that they own a smartphone, and of that group 63 percent use mobile medical applications. Curiously though, MDSearch did not explain how many physicians actually took part in the survey or other details -- so take the numbers as light reading or simply fodder for future research. As might be...
By Brian Dolan September 10, 2009
CardioNet has announced new features for its cardiac remote monitoring and diagnostic MCOT system that give physicians more in-depth data. The new features will help physicians better diagnose atrial fibrillation, heart pauses, and ventricular tachycardia. The company stated that the new features can be used in conjunction with CardioNet's SomNet program to help identify indications of sleep...

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