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Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Pregnancy has gone high-tech with the inclusion of apps and wireless devices designed especially for moms to-be. With technology to guide the process of bringing life into the world, women and their partners can find new levels of confidence and joy along the journey.

November 24, 2014 | Reply More
Open Outcomes Based Regulation: The U.S. Needs a New Approach to the Validation and Use of Medical Products and Health Care Services

Open Outcomes Based Regulation: The U.S. Needs a New Approach to the Validation and Use of Medical Products and Health Care Services

It is almost a truism that the U.S. health care systems is “broken” yet the solutions offered tend to be either supportive of the pre-PPACA status quo or offer solutions based making the existing system better.

November 11, 2014 | Reply More
Connected Health in the Fight against Breast Cancer

Connected Health in the Fight against Breast Cancer

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ website, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in woman and will affect one out of every eight women born today. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the digital and connected health industry is helping in the fight against it. Here are some apps and devices that can help in all facets of dealing with this disease.

October 1, 2014 | Reply More
Managing Data in a Connected Healthcare World

Managing Data in a Connected Healthcare World

We’re entering a new era of connected healthcare, where an increasing number of innovative monitoring devices will be collecting critical patient medical information, like glucose levels, weight, and blood pressure, as well as other important lifestyle factors, like nutrition, activity level, and even social engagement. Advanced technologies will be employed to communicate this information to clinicians – often times via smartphones and other mobile devices – presenting a fuller picture of their patient’s health and enabling them to make better, more efficient care decisions.

September 22, 2014 | Reply More
[INFOGRAPHIC] The Connected Body

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Connected Body

By leveraging new, innovative health devices and technologies, users now have the means to better manage their health and access health care outside of traditional medical settings. Let’s take a look at some trending connected health technology created by some of our innovation members on the market.                 [...]

September 12, 2014 | Reply More
Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has serious health and economic consequences, and is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses. Since September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a sample of connected health apps intended to address and curb rising childhood obesity rates. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than [...]

September 1, 2014 | Reply More
Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Kim Goodsell demonstrates the power of consumers who are enabled by knowledge and connected technology to manage personal health and their interaction with the health care system.

August 13, 2014 | Reply More
FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

The U.S. government and health care industry are engaged in a complex set of conversations, proposals and negotiations about the regulation of connected health tools, including software, devices and cloud services. The 113th Congress and relevant agencies are involved, including FDA, FCC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), as are health IT, medical device, telecommunications and consumer sectors.  Read more about the substantive debate issues…

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

When looking to the future of digital and connected health, it is important to look at how far the health care system has come in the last few years. Take a look at the evolution of healthcare in this infographic by University of Southern California Online and tell us how you think digital health will affect [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
An Important Step for Connected Health

An Important Step for Connected Health

Health care has become slightly more connected, less regulated and open to innovation.  The FDA announced on Friday that it intends to reduce the regulatory burden for medical device data systems (MDDS) that use hardware and software to transfer, store, convert format and display medical device data without controlling or altering the functionality of connected [...]

June 23, 2014 | Reply More