The prospect of wireless-enabled implants that ensure timely and correct dosages of medicine for those unable to care for themselves is fast approaching clinical reality but according to some researchers, the safety and security of these remote intelligent drug delivery systems (RIDDS) still need to be worked out. YanYan Wang and Carey Thaldorf at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, USA, and colleague John Haynes of Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia are set to publish a paper about security concerns for RIDDS in the upcoming printing of the In
One of the last and liveliest sessions at TEPR+ last week was a presentation and Q&A with Don Witters from the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
If the rumors are to believed, the TEPR+ 2009 event last week in Palm Springs, CA could have been the final Toward an Electronic Patient Record event put on by the Medical Records Institute.
LoJack is not just for cars anymore. The wireless device maker that is known for helping cops find stolen cars announced today the launch of LoJack SafetyNet, a tracking system aimed at the more than 5.2 million American Alzheimer's patients who may wander off and have trouble finding their way back home again.
AllOne Mobile is perhaps the biggest partner Microsoft HealthVault has in mHealth. The Wilkes-Barre, PA-based company has close ties to security solutions provider Diversinet, in which it is a significant investor. AllOne Mobile's HealthVault plaform, steeped in security, has become an attractive mobile PHR solution for a number of Blue Crosses as well as the U.S. Army.
With a 61-37 vote, the U.S. Senate passed its $838B version of the economic stimulus bill, which included more than $20 billion for health IT spending.
A report from Manhattan Research has found that 10 million adults in the U.S. have used their mobile phones to look up health information in the last year. The report, penned by Manhattan Research VP Meredith Abreu Ressi is called "The Future of Mobile Health: Mobile Adoption, mHealth and Mobile Marketing."
Here's a quick round-up of mHealth news from other media sources...
Cellular Specialties, Inc.'s (CSI) President of Custom Solutions Kelley Carr found the mHealth Revolution program at TEPR "fascinating", especially since it means hospitals will need companies like CSI all the more.
A recent reader comment about SMS security and reliability issues, dovetails nicely with the presentation that Barbara Rapchak, CEO of Leap of Faith Technologies gave last week at the TEPR conference in Palm Springs.