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By Brian Dolan September 4, 2009
UK-based publication, The Engineer, has a short and sweet commentary that raises the issue of privacy -- but not in the regulatory, protect-my-health-data sense. The brief editorial wonders where the line should be drawn for remote monitoring of older relatives and friends. The Engineer reported on A&D Medical's Bluetooth blood pressure cuff and Bluetooth-enabled weight scale attaining...
By Brian Dolan September 3, 2009
ECG necklace presented at IEEE event: IMEC, an independent research center for nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, along with its affiliate center, the Holst Centre, presented a protoype electrocardiogram (ECG) necklace at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine + Biology Conference (EMBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) this week. IMEC said the technology will enable long-term monitoring of cardiac...
By Brian Dolan September 3, 2009
Late last week, Microsoft's HealthVault platform and personal health data repository, which the company loathes to call a personal health record (PHR), exited from "beta" status. ZDNet broke the news and received an explanation from Microsoft for the removal of the beta tag: "In order to make the migration out of Beta, Microsoft products need to meet a series of internal compliance requirements...
By Brian Dolan September 3, 2009
"It's not just about phones anymore," declared a recent Sprint press release about accelerating healthcare devices and other M2M devices to market. Sprint isn't the only carrier to see beyond the phone in recent weeks: Verizon Wireless and AT&T have both made similar moves. A few weeks after Verizon Wireless announced a machine-to-machine (M2M) joint venture with Qualcomm, AT&T opened a...
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
It's not just about phones anymore. In a move that will multiply the selection of embedded wireless devices operating on America's most dependable 3G network, Sprint (NYSE:S) and M2M DataSmart announced today that they have formed a multiyear partnership. This collaboration will make it easier and quicker for an entrepreneurial startup or a traditional brick-and-mortar to take an idea from ...
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
AT&T Certifying Non-stock Devices at Record Pace in 2009 DALLAS, Sept. 2 / -- AT&T, which offers the nation's fastest 3G network and unsurpassed choice in devices, applications and operating systems, announced today the opening of a new lab facility dedicated to emerging device certification to accelerate the entry of innovative consumer electronics and M2M devices into the marketplace....
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
"We took all the necessary precautions. Like, we really did. It wasn't like I was licking the handlebars of the bus or anything," she said. "I was hand sanitizing. I was being very careful. I don't know how this happened." Such were the sentiments of one frustrated college freshman after she contracted H1N1 during her first few days of being a student at the University of Kansas. As of this past...
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
There has been a highly speculative and questionable rumor floating around that Philips is interested in buying wireless cardiac monitoring company CardioNet. The company has had a string of bad news lately as Highmark Medicare Services officially reduced reimbursement for the company's services starting yesterday. CardioNet is also facing class action lawsuits related to the reimbursement cut....
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
The Center for Technology and Aging announced a $500,000 grant program for medication optimization, which includes adherence and related issues. The center is offering up to six one-year grants to organizations that propose programs that benefit older adults in California. One or two grants will be made available to those groups with programs in other areas, the center said. "Programs eligible...
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
One-Year Grants Designed to Identify Ways to Rapidly Spread Technologies That Can Reduce $290 Billion in Non-Adherence and $47 Billion in Drug-Related Hospitalizations Annually in U.S. OAKLAND, Calif. - The Center for Technology and Aging today released grant application guidelines for a $500,000 Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program. Up to six one-year grants will be made to...

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