“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever system of mobile medical apps that allow real-time data to be shared between a continuous glucose monitor and mobile devices such as an Apple iPhone. The Dexcom Share Direct Secondary Displays system is the first wireless device that allows caregivers or other designated ‘followers’ [...]
“The top three consumer-facing iOS apps recommended by doctors were MyFitnessPal, Weight Watchers, and Lose It! (in that order), while the Android list had Weight Watchers in the number one spot, followed by White Noise Lite and Lose It! once again at number three. White Noise Lite came in 4th on the iOS list, and The [...]
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The FDA’s draft guidance documents recently published, in compliance with actions outlined in its FDASIA Health IT Report, propose to regulate medical device accessories based on risks they present when used as intended with their parent devices and not regulate products intended only for general wellness. WLSA member company Epstein Becker Green’s health attorney Brad Thompson, [...]
“When your kid’s ear is throbbing at 2 a.m., you might want to grab the car keys and head to the emergency room. But now you can pick up your iPhone instead.
“Sharecare, a comprehensive online health and wellness engagement platform, today announced at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference a strategic collaboration with HCA (NYSE:HCA) to accelerate innovation through the creation of new patient engagement solutions. HCA also made a financial investment in Sharecare during 2014, and the companies are exploring opportunities to create a joint innovation lab. Financial [...]
“SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life, Inc., has been selected by Novartis, a global pharmaceutical leader, as a global digital health collaborator for its Trials of The Future program. Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ Platform will serve as a global connectivity platform for collecting and aggregating medical device data during [...]
Read Dr. Eric Topol’s Wall Street Journal article about how the future of medicine is in a smartphone.
Start 2015 on a healthy foot: 11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results
Forbes has published it’s 30 Under 30 in Healthcare list which “focuses on a long list of founders, along with a few economists, policy wonks, and researchers, who are finally dragging our medical system kicking and screaming into the digital age.” See the full list here.