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FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Press Release San Diego, CA, October 20, 2014 – Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous [...]

October 21, 2014 | Reply More
97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs

97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs

97% nursing dissatisfaction rate with EHRs (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12182208.htm).  Blumenthal says problem is “humanware, not the software” (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2014/oct/ehrs-the-new-lightning-rod-in-health-care?omnicid=EALERT595094&mid=cfh@cmwf.org).  Software that does not work for humans is useless.  After investing tens of billions of dollars in EHRs that lock providers into permanently expensive ecosystems it is time to focus resources on technologies that help consumers stay healthy and [...]

October 20, 2014 | Reply More
Doctors Believe that Patient Care can be improved with mHealth Apps

Doctors Believe that Patient Care can be improved with mHealth Apps

A recent survey found that more than one-third of physicians have recommended the use of mobile health apps (mostly those related to diet and fitness) to their patients. Read the full article here. Doctors, what mobile health apps have you suggested to your patients? Patients, tell us what your physicians have recommended to help you [...]

October 20, 2014 | Reply More
Success Speaks: Home Care and Hospice Challenges Met with CellTrak

Success Speaks: Home Care and Hospice Challenges Met with CellTrak

Schaumburg, IL (October 16th, 2014) – CellTrak Technologies, the leading provider of innovations that combine high tech and high-touch to enable more personalized and responsive care, is meeting critical challenges affecting agencies everyday.

October 16, 2014 | Reply More
GreatCall phone will be sold in Rite Aid

GreatCall phone will be sold in Rite Aid

WLSA member GreatCall, a company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute its products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded. Read the article here. 

October 15, 2014 | Reply More
“10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine”

“10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of Medicine”

Here are 10 technologies that Bertalan Mesko, MD say will assist with the future of medicine: Health Sensors – Portable Diagnostics; Artificial Intelligence in Decision Making; The End of Human Experiments; Augmented Reality; Social Media and Its Effects; DIY Biotechnology; Direct-to-consumer Genomics; Surgical and Android Robots; Augmenting Human Features; and, Nanorobots Living in our Bloodstream. [...]

October 14, 2014 | Reply More
“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine?”

“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine?”

“Is technology ‘dehumanizing’ medicine? Dr. Eric Topol and Dr. Verghese discuss”   In the interview, Dr Verghese says “With all the wonderful advances we have seen, there is a slight danger that our attention is subtly shifting from the human being in front of us to the representation of the human being on the screen – [...]

October 10, 2014 | Reply More
ResMed Launches S+, the World’s First Non-Contact System That Helps Consumers Measure, Analyze and Improve Their Sleep

ResMed Launches S+, the World’s First Non-Contact System That Helps Consumers Measure, Analyze and Improve Their Sleep

ResMed Press Release Global leader in sleep and respiratory medicine launches new consumer device that monitors sleep patterns and the sleep environment and delivers guidance combined with smart features to help achieve a healthy sleep SAN DIEGO – Oct. 2, 2014 – ResMed, a leading innovator in sleep that has been changing lives for more than [...]

October 9, 2014 | Reply More
“Wireless devices are an increasingly substantial part of the $30B patient monitor market”

“Wireless devices are an increasingly substantial part of the $30B patient monitor market”

“A recent report from Kalorama Information has found that the patient monitoring market is worth $29.7 billion globally, up 7 percent from last year. ‘Replacement of older, low-technology equipment with new wireless or remote units, new connectivity advancements, and demand for reduce hospital stays all contribute to the sales of these systems,’ Kalorama Information Publisher Bruce Carlson said [...]

October 9, 2014 | Reply More
“Trackers for sleep, rowing, yoga, and 8 other crowdfunding campaigns”

“Trackers for sleep, rowing, yoga, and 8 other crowdfunding campaigns”

Read about the health devices that are looking for crowdfunding campaigns, http://bit.ly/ZrYrP2, and tell us which ones you are excited to see hit the market.  

October 8, 2014 | Reply More