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By Brian Dolan February 13, 2009
Maybe it's because of the new billing codes for cardiac telemetry devices, but the newscycle is brimming with announcements from wireless implantable cardiac monitoring devices this week.
By Brian Dolan February 13, 2009
Medtronic's Reveal XT subcutaneous cardiac monitor is now commercially available in the U.S. The company introduced Reveal XT in Europe in July of 2007. The device helps physicians diagnose heart arrhythmias by monitoring the remotely and also captures an electrocardiogram (ECG) during asymptomatic episodes to better diagnose difficult cases.
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2009
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,...
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2009
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.
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2009
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.
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2009
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.
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2009
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.
By Brian Dolan February 10, 2009
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.
By Brian Dolan February 10, 2009
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." 
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2009
Here's a quick round-up of mHealth news from other media sources...

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