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Dexcom Gets FDA Approval on Apps for Remote Glucose Monitoring

Dexcom Gets FDA Approval on Apps for Remote Glucose Monitoring

“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’ [...]

January 26, 2015 | Reply More
“Report: MyFitnessPal, Weight Watchers, Lose It! are top apps recommended by docs”

“Report: MyFitnessPal, Weight Watchers, Lose It! are top apps recommended by docs”

“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 [...]

January 21, 2015 | Reply More
CellTrak Names Mark Battaglia as President and CEO

CellTrak Names Mark Battaglia as President and CEO

Mobile-First Care Delivery and Field Force Management Solution Leader
Adds Growth Stage Software and Healthcare IT Experience to Management Team

January 19, 2015 | Reply More
FDA publishes draft guidance on wellness devices, medical device accessories regulation

FDA publishes draft guidance on wellness devices, medical device accessories regulation

The FDA’s draft guidance documents recently published, in compliance with actions outlined in its FDASIA Health IT Report, propose to regulate medical device accessories based on risks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, [...]

January 16, 2015 | Reply More
“Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES”

“Self-Tracking Gadgets That Play Doctor Abound At CES”

“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.

January 13, 2015 | Reply More
Sharecare Announces Strategic Collaboration with HCA

Sharecare Announces Strategic Collaboration with HCA

“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 [...]

January 12, 2015 | Reply More
“Qualcomm announces strategic collaboration with Novartis”

“Qualcomm announces strategic collaboration with Novartis”

“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 [...]

January 12, 2015 | Reply More
“The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone”

“The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone”

Read Dr. Eric Topol’s Wall Street Journal article about how the future of medicine is in a smartphone.

January 12, 2015 | Reply More
11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

Start 2015 on a healthy foot: 11 Health And Fitness Apps That Achieve Top Results

January 12, 2015 | Reply More
30 Under 30 in Healthcare

30 Under 30 in Healthcare

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. 

January 12, 2015 | Reply More