February 22, 2021
Pulse oximeters, devices used for estimating blood oxygen levels, may be less accurate in people with darker skin pigmentation, the FDA warns. The tools are often used by patients at-home to monitor conditions, however the FDA cautioned that the technology have limitations and a risk of inaccuracy under certain conditions.
Today many pulse oximeters are digitally connected, which has made the...
March 13, 2017
The importance of genomic and patient-generated data will increase dramatically in the next five years as healthcare managers gain control of big data to develop precision medicine.
Forty percent of respondents to a new survey, in fact, said genomic data will become one of the most useful data sources in five years, up from just 17 percent today. And 40 percent said patient-generated data will be...
February 13, 2017
The National Health Service in England is expanding the rollouts for several mobile apps, according to reports in The New Scientist and Health IT Central. The list includes GDm-health, an app for managing diabetes in pregnant women; EDGE-COPD for chronic pulmonary disorder; and SEND, a tablet app for monitoring vitals of patients in hospitals. These apps have all cleared initial trials and the ...
June 23, 2010
World Cup mHealth: While South African healthcare workers brace for the multitude of visitors for the 2010 World Cup, spectators with smartphones can download the iTriage app, which includes listings for private hospitals and healthcare facility mapping in the eight South African provinces that tourists will visit. iTriage is available for iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Palm smartphone device...