The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared Mega Electronics' eMotion ECG monitor to work with Android-based smartphones.
Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.
Technology leaders must focus on solving real human problems if wearable technology is to become the omnipresent, multi-billion dollar industry many predict.
For the 25 million Americans with asthma, finding a way to consistently assess the severity of their symptoms, determine the most appropriate treatment and ensure adherence offers the promise of fewer hospital visits, markedly improved quality of life and lower mortality risk. By integrating qualitative data from patients, disease management guidelines and payer information, Carolinas HealthCare has created tools that promise to improve the flow of both air and data.
A randomized controlled trial comparing different synchronous smartphone-based communication modes found them to be multimodal communication devices that can effectively support clinical knowledge...
Encryption is the single most essential technology to use for breach prevention, according to Joy Pritts, chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The global medical device connectivity market is expected to be worth $33.5 billion by 2019, according to a newly published market report.
In a six-week pilot of tracking technology conducted at Mount Sinai Medical Center earlier this year, the New York hospital cut wait times by more than an hour for roughly half of all incoming emergency room patients.
According to University of Rochester Medical Center CISO Michael Pinch, regardless of a provider executive's thoughts on bring-your-own-device policies, such policies are a part of a reality that can't be undone.
I recently moderated a panel discussion on one of the most intractable problems in healthcare today: the ability--or lack thereof--to seamlessly share data across organizations, systems, platforms, devices and more. The live and online event on interoperability was hosted by West Health, a research organization that focuses on technologies to reduce healthcare costs. Interoperability is an issue that the health IT community has been talking about for so many years--and yet solutions are tantalizingly out of reach. This despite the fact that there are enormous incentives to get it done.