April 3, 2017
Dr. Donald Rucker has been named the new national coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. An active player in healthcare IT, Rucker will take the job over from acting national coordinator Dr. Jon White, who served following the resignation of Vindell Washington in January. Washington took over for Dr. Karen DeSalvo in August 2016.
Rucker, who served as Siemens’ Chief...
October 12, 2016
3M Health Information Systems as entered an agreement with Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) to develop new population health measurement technology. The joint platform will work to assess quality performance data across healthcare delivery systems and patient populations, providing actionable insights that can be used to make improvements in healthcare quality and cost. The platform will...
June 2, 2016
A team of European researchers, supported by the European Commission and Siemens, is developing a smart walker that will bring sensor and tablet technology to bear helping improve mobility in older adults. The "FriWalk" (short for Friendly Robot Walker) includes cameras and sensors for detailed gait analysis, a heart rate sensor, and a tablet interface that can provide activity coaching and...
February 3, 2015
The Breathometer Mint, announced at CES.
As mobile health continues to push more and more point of care diagnostics into the home, scientists are also finding new diagnostic modalities to spot diseases early. One of the hardest-to-believe is disease detection by smell, but it's proven effective in numerous studies published in the last few years.
Early proofs of concept came out of studies...
January 7, 2015
By The MobiHealthNews Team
Digital health and fitness devices were, yet again, a dominant topic at CES 2015. Companies showed off a number of activity trackers, sleep devices, an oral health tracker, connected weight scales, and a few adhesive temperature devices. This year, while quite a few companies unveiled new digital health offerings, others demo'd products that built on existing devices....
September 22, 2010
FDA and Health Canada recently cleared Calgary Scientific's Resolution MD app, the system is certified for clinical use by Health Canada and the FDA. The smartphone application is offered free of charge to doctors who are affiliated with hospitals and diagnostic labs that implement the solution.
Update: The company is still seeking FDA approval for the app for handheld devices. A report over at...