While the Internet of Things promises to be a major disruptive force across various industries, policymakers should address common issues among them, according to a whitepaper from the Telecommunications Industry Association.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stands at a crossroads when it comes to regulation and the influx of wearable health tools. So far, the FDA intends to do too little instead of too much.
I took the plunge into the wearable device pool two weeks ago, getting myself a tool that promises to help track my activity levels and sleep patterns while offering insight on how best I can develop a healthier lifestyle. Sadly, though, my initial feedback is more negative than positive. And given all I hear about the promise of wearables to transform healthcare--and the federal government's recent push to incentivize doctors to use more patient-generated data via such devices in their efforts--this is not a good sign.
Google and Johnson & Johnson device company Ethicon are teaming up to create robots to assist surgeons.
An Arizona hospital is moving a paper-based pediatric discharge system into the digital age with the help of a grant.
A California accountable care organization is seeing lower number of hospital readmissions of high-risk patients thanks to a two-year mobile care management project.
The U.S. patent office has granted search giant Google a patent for a smart contact lens featuring a chip, electric circuit and sensor technology. The patent document, which indicates it was filed in September 2012, does not stipulate specifics on the lens' capabilities or its intended use.
A New Jersey healthcare provider is deploying a mobile coaching platform to enhance and improve high-needs Medicaid patient care and boost cervical cancer screening rates at its 20 medical centers.
Global revenue of connected fitness trackers will rise from last year's more than $2 billion to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to a new study, "Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers, " conducted by research firm Parks Associates.
All too often, cybersecurity is treated as a feature that can be added on to healthcare technology as a separate entity, when instead, it should be built into such tools, according to health IT analyst Shahid Shah.