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FDA task force: Use network of registries to track med devices

A new report calls for the creation of a national coordinated registries network to monitor medical devices after they become commercially available.

Sports teams experiment with HIT to keep athletes healthy

Whether athletes are on the court, field or pitch, many now are sporting fitness devices to help track their every move--creating a treasure trove of data sets that can be used to help predict and prevent injuries.

Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

Samsung, WellDoc team with Ontario Telemedicine Network for diabetes management

Health IT stakeholders in Canada want to find out how mobile tools can improve diabetes management in the clinical care environment.

How mobile technology could change the patient-provider relationship

Today's smartphones soon could be integral to the relationship between patients and providers, according to Erin Byrne, managing partner and chief engagement officer at Grey Healthcare Group.

Not all mHealth activity trackers are created equal, study finds

When it comes to accuracy of data from mHealth fitness tools and wearables, not all stats can be trusted, according to new research.

Report: Biomarkers, apps help in suicide prevention

Early suicide prevention, especially in people who suffer from psychiatric illnesses, may soon be faster and easier through a new mobile healthcare app.

Health tracking hard 'work' for some older, chronically ill patients

Fostering mHealth technology adoption among the older and chronically ill is going to require strategic efforts by developers and device makers, as well as an understanding of why the aging population is likely not to embrace such tools, according to recent research.

Life sciences team to split from Google X, form separate company under Alphabet

Alphabet's life sciences team, which has been in charge of development of a smart contact lens, among other innovations, will split from Google's X lab and become its own entity under the new holding company.

Let's hope Google's restructuring helps to keep its health efforts on track

Google (er, Alphabet), for too long, has been this slightly sleepy lumbering giant within the health industry--sometimes moving closer to the center to spur innovation and then just as quickly, stepping silently away to sit quietly on the perimeter as other notable players remain in constant proximity to the heart of advancements.