The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is easing regulatory control of ingestible digital pills that can wirelessly transmit patient data, according to an announcement published in the Federal Register.
A glitch causing medication orders to be passed on to the wrong patients is just one of several problems with a new computerized physician order entry system being implemented at Marin General Hospital, according to nurses at the Greenbrae, Calif., facility.
Sensors made to pick up a heart's rhythm in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers could be subject to tampering, according to research from the University of Michigan.
Despite a feeling of inevitability regarding the use of integrated technology healthcare, the bulk of U.S. physicians remain hesitant in their adoption of such tools for direct patient care, according to a newly published analysis by consulting firm Deloitte.
The use of Apple iPads for certain tasks in an internal medicine residency program fell short of initial high expectations, although users reported overall satisfaction with the tools, according to study results published in an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research .
Say what you want about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its bloated bureaucracy. One fact that cannot be disputed is that the VA continues to be a national leader in health IT. Case in...
To better address the medical needs of today's veterans, the Veterans Health Administration has launched a number of mobile healthcare initiatives. Neil Evans, M.D., and Kathleen Frisbee, MPH, Ph.D.c, who co-direct the VHA's Connected Health Office, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about the agency's mHealth pilot programs.
Telestroke programs already have been proven to be able to improve access and care quality for patients, while also helping to save hospitals money. Now, five hospitals in California plan to use robots to boost such care efforts even further.
If employees at your hospital are using pagers or other outdated communications technologies, they're guilty of wasting both time and money-- a lot of the latter, according to a new report published by the Ponemon Institute.
Over the next five years, close to five million disposable wireless Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensors will be shipped, according to new estimates from market intelligence company ABI Research....