Shorts: Augmented reality; ZigBee, WOWs

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, very excited about AR) This article is a fun read, anyway: M

Survey: 63% physicians with smartphones use apps

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.

CardioNet enhances cardiac monitoring with in-depth data

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 disorders.

CardioNet Announces Enhanced MCOT System

Enables Physicians to Make More Informed, Accurate, Diagnostic Decisions in Patients with Cardiac Disorders

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--CardioNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT) today announced the availability of new, innovative clinical and reporting enhancements to the Company's existing Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) service. These enhancements allow physicians to access more in depth data to better diagnose atrial fibrillation, heart pauses, and ventricular tachycardia (a potentially dangerous fast heartbeat).

New Industry Analyst Report Recommends Tech-Enabled Home Health Care

Port St. Lucie, FL. -- September 9, 2009 -- Healthcare delivery needs to get serious about using technology, according to a new report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. "We have consensus that health care cost growth is unsustainable, but obvious technology-enabled solutions are both available and still largely ignored. But by 2020, consumers will insist on and care providers shift to a more tech-enabled process, says Laurie Orlov, principal analyst and author of the report "Calibrated Care is Closer to Home."

Chopra: Regulation, billing and workflow management

Gopal Chopra"You can enable ubiquitous [wireless health] sensing, but without a services and disease management workflow system in place, who is this data going to?" Duke University Adjunct Associate Professor Gopal Chopra explained to Mobihealthnews in a recent interview. "Who will interpret it? If there are algorithms involved with telling users what to do, well, who is overseeing that?