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Third party use of consumer health data

Third party use of consumer health data

A recent California Healthcare Foundation report that studied the ways in which personal health information is tracked and used found that “while personal health information held by healthcare providers and insurers is protected under HIPAA, many other sources of consumer data are not covered and can be disclosed to third parties.” As the popularity of [...]

July 23, 2014 | Reply More
Aperek’s Pulse app makes cataloging and tracking implants easier

Aperek’s Pulse app makes cataloging and tracking implants easier

Implants like hip joints, pacemakers, or surgical staples, are a fundamental aspect of many surgical procedures, but the task of cataloguing and tracking them is inordinately difficult. Aperek’s new Pulse app hopes to change all that. The app allows clinicians to catalogue implants in the operating room at the moment the implant is being inserted [...]

July 22, 2014 | Reply More
Three mobile healthcare technologies that are improving patient care

Three mobile healthcare technologies that are improving patient care

Mobile healthcare technology has become a staple in many hospitals and care facilities as devices, technologies, and applications help clinicians and patients improve care, engagement, and comfort. FierceMobileHealthcare’s new eBook Technology to Enable Care Transitions highlights three mHealth technologies that are enabling facilities to improve patient care. 1. Mobile-location based services GPS and other mobile-location [...]

July 21, 2014 | Reply More
AirStrip’s Alan Portela to those seeking regulatory shortcuts: “don’t do it in health care”

AirStrip’s Alan Portela to those seeking regulatory shortcuts: “don’t do it in health care”

POLITICO’s Morning eHealth bulletin recently featured Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip. AirStrip’s Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solution (including AirStrip RPM CRITICAL CARE and AirStrip RPM CARDIOLOGY) received FDA clearance as a Class II, 510K device in 2010, making it one of the first mobile medical creations to do so. Today, as FDA health IT regulations [...]

July 20, 2014 | Reply More
mHealth technologies drive healthcare model that is continuous, instant and personalized

mHealth technologies drive healthcare model that is continuous, instant and personalized

mHealth technology is rising rapidly, with the global mHealth market expected to be between 30 and 60 billion dollars in revenue in 2015. As connectivity and mobility drive new mHealth technologies three concepts of healthcare are rising as the tenets upon which future healthcare will be built upon: “Continuous Healthcare,” “Instant Healthcare,” and “My Healthcare.” [...]

July 19, 2014 | Reply More
mHealth solutions increase patient engagement, study shows

mHealth solutions increase patient engagement, study shows

As medical facilities and health care organizations continue to explore the many uses of mHealth, patients and clinicians around the globe are discovering the positive impact that mHealth solutions can provide. A recent study conducted by Montefiore Medical Center’s (MMC) Universal Behavioral Associates focusing on the use of text messaging to relay tips, medication reminders, [...]

July 18, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA thoughts on FDA’s communication with Zarbees

WLSA thoughts on FDA’s communication with Zarbees

The following article about the FDA’s communication with Zarbees about its use of Facebook to “like” comments from customers claiming medical uses of the company’s products caught my eye - http://charlottesville.legalexaminer.com/uncategorized/fda-monitoring-facebook-cites-supplement-manufacturer-zarbees-for-likes/.  I consider it to be an early warning about a tsunami of bad and suspect health claims that FDA and consumers will be facing.  Fueled [...]

July 18, 2014 | Reply More
Wearables with huge potential are also married to major challenges

Wearables with huge potential are also married to major challenges

Wearables have exploded onto the connected health market and their presence is continuing to grow—Tony Rizzo of Wearable Tech News predicts wearable technology spending to be $50 billion by 2018. Many of these devices focus on making patient data quickly accessible to healthcare professionals, thus improving the speed and accuracy of patient care. However, many [...]

July 17, 2014 | Reply More
Remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of explosive growth

Remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of explosive growth

Multiple studies show that remote monitoring health care services are on the brink of rapid growth in the United States and beyond. Already, research indicates that compared to traditional solutions, remote monitoring leads to better patient outcomes, satisfaction and reduced hospitalizations. With 3 million patients using at-home medical monitoring devices today, remote monitoring usage is [...]

July 16, 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 [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More