October 5, 2011
Verizon and Duke University announced this week a multi-year strategic agreement for research and development on health information technology (HIT) initiatives. The first projects could focus on mobile health applications and consumer health care education.
Verizon will contribute the necessary computing infrastructure and handle operations for the projects. The telecom will also provide some of...
April 7, 2010
Will the health reform law affect the emerging wireless health industry? Yes, of course. There are at least 21 specific provisions that will have an effect on the connected health and personal health industry. With help from the policy wonks over at the Continua Health Alliance, we have assembled the following 21 provisions that are relevant to connected health.
(We broke them into separate...
April 7, 2010
"As Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes start thinking about alternative quality contracts that reimburse for keeping patients healthly and not for delivering more care, it's likely that wellness care will include home telemonitoring between clinician visits," Dr. John Halamka, Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and Co-Chair of the HIT Standards...
February 26, 2010
By Bradley Merrill Thompson, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
“Under the Federal, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, HIT software is a medical device.” That’s according to Dr. Jeff Shuren, the new director of the Device Center within FDA. Yikes. Dr. Shuren testified yesterday at a hearing of the HIT Policy Committee, Adoption/Certification Workgroup. The workgroup invited numerous speakers...
March 20, 2009
Speech recognition company Nuance announced its Dragon Medical 10 solution, which it claims is both 20 percent more accurate and nearly twice as fast as its last offering. The latest software is available in the UK and Ireland to start. New features include medical vocabularies, hidden mode, extended mobile dictation support, and advanced voice shortcuts and templates.
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