point of care

By Dave Muoio October 19, 2017
A multidisciplinary group of researchers have detailed a novel infectious disease diagnostic platform that relies on the user’s smartphone to provide point-of-care screening. Housed within a portable 3D-printed cradle, the tool uses the smartphone and an app to interpret real-time images of a microfluidic chip embedded on credit card-like cartridge. Researchers say it's the only point-of-care...
By Jonah Comstock March 12, 2014
PatientSafe Solutions, maker of mobile hospital workflow system PatientTouch, has secured a $3 million strategic investment and resale agreement from Telus Health, the healthcare arm of Canadian mobile operator Telus. “This investment and exclusive reseller agreement is the latest validation of PatientSafe’s approach to supporting the future of healthcare on a global scale,” Joseph Condurso,...
By Brian Dolan November 6, 2012
One of the shifts that occurred in telecommunications once most people began to carry mobile phones was that we no longer only called places, we called people. Location no longer mattered us much, we can now make calls -- for better or worse -- from virtually anywhere. A popular phrase in healthcare -- "point of care" -- has historically been a phrase that is very much tied to a particular...
By Brian Dolan April 4, 2011
The FDA cleared Abbott's i-STAT 1 Wireless point-of-care blood analyzer last week, marking the fourth wireless-enabled medical device to receive FDA clearance so far this year. Ascom, Monica Healthcare and Mobisante have each received a 510(k) clearance this year for a connected medical device. The FDA has cleared more than a dozen software apps for mobile devices over the years including one...