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By Brian Dolan November 10, 2009
The engineering publication EDN did some digging into lobbying efforts by the Continua Health Alliance and how the group's executive director and his team convinced lawmakers to include remote monitoring in the healthcare bill, which recently passed the House of Representatives and has moved to the Senate.
By Brian Dolan November 9, 2009
According to the CDC, one in three people 65-years-old and older fall each year, and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year, mostly caused by falls. Also, one in five people die within a year of breaking their hip. As we have noted before, wireless sensors can play a big role in fall prevention.
By Brian Dolan November 9, 2009
An engineer at UCLA has created a substitute for microscopes by using about $10 of off-the-shelf hardware and a mobile phone. Aydogan Ozcan has already formed a start-up, Microskia, around the new device.
By Brian Dolan November 6, 2009
Should hospitals who use telemedicine technologies be compensated for revenues lost because of reduced admissions and ED visits? That's the proposition set forth in a column over at iHealthBeat by Protima Advani, Practice Manager for the IT Insights program at the Advisory Board Company: "Needless to say, more than just federal grants are needed to drive growth in telemedicine programs. Changes...
By Brian Dolan November 6, 2009
"We're in the adolescence of the mobile and wireless revolution," White House Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Science and Technology Tom Kalil declared during a presentation at the Mobile Future luncheon in Washington D.C. this week. Kalil explained that wireless technology could help improve (and in some cases has already improved) the U.S. education system, the U.S. healthcare...
By Brian Dolan November 6, 2009
The magazine Start-up recently published an overview of the wireless health industry but wrote it as a wake up call for medical device makers. Here's the paragraph that really boils down what's been going on in wireless health:
By Brian Dolan November 5, 2009
“If we can save one patient from needing another transplant, we’ve saved a life and at least a half-million dollars. The investment is relatively little and the benefit enormous.” Dr. Tamir Miloh, assistant professor of pediatrics and surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The investment? Text message reminders for teenage liver transplant patients.
By Brian Dolan November 5, 2009
STMicroelectronics has inked a deal with Mayo Clinic to collaborate on a wireless remote monitoring system for patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases. An initial program of patient trials is already underway, according to the Mayo Clinic.
By Brian Dolan November 5, 2009
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's leading semiconductor companies, and Mayo Clinic, a premier health-care organization, are collaborating on a novel platform for remotely monitoring patients with chronic cardiovascular disease. The platform will provide a comprehensive and unobtrusive solution that monitors person-specific data and physiological parameters and influences...
By Brian Dolan November 5, 2009
Two years from now mobile devices may look a lot like the touchscreen smartphones of today, according to a report in The New York Times, however, they will be as powerful as today's PC (personal computer) -- only much more personal. The Times interviewed esearchers from Nokia, MIT and Siri to get a sketch of what mobile devices will be capable of two years from now: Super sensors, tactile touch...

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