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Heart Health and the Digital Revolution

Heart Health and the Digital Revolution

The digital revolution has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. Smartphones connect us to others and to the Internet 24 hours a day. Online social networks let us interact with far flung people and communities. And electronic sensors help us personalize the way we operate cars, cameras, air conditioners, audio systems and countless other [...]

February 2, 2015 | Reply More
More progress on Connected Health

More progress on Connected Health

“More progress on Connected Health.  Who would have predicted that the term “precision medicine” would roll off the President’s lips in 2015?  The President’s budget proposal will reportedly include $215 million to support a Precision Medicine Initiative through the NIH (http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/obama-request-215m-precision-medicine-plan/2015-01-30?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal).  Mapping the personal “x–omics” (genomics, proteinomics, metabolomics, etc.) of millions of people require a [...]

February 2, 2015 | Reply More
“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

WLSA’s Rob McCray was recently interviewed by Healthcare Dive’s Heather Caspi during which he discussed the FCC consideration of tighter rules guaranteeing net neutrality. “One of the most vocal speakers on the topic of net neutrality is Rob McCray, president and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. The group recently teamed up with the mHealth Regulatory Coalition [...]

January 29, 2015 | Reply More
AliveCor ECG gets FDA clearance for two more algorithms

AliveCor ECG gets FDA clearance for two more algorithms

This is the standard that all medical products should strive to meet –

“The (AliveCor) algorithm has a 100 percent sensitivity (it never returns a false negative) and a 97 percent specificity (it returns false positives about 3 percent of the time).”

January 29, 2015 | Reply More
Forward (mostly) progress on Connected Health

Forward (mostly) progress on Connected Health

It has been a busy policy month for connected health.  2015 may see a convergence of forces activities that create an inflection in the market.  Last week, the FDA approved Dexcom Share for direct transmission of BG readings to a smartphone and did so 120 days after submission.  The FDA has accelerated the pace of [...]

January 29, 2015 | Reply More
What will be the top medical trends and tech for 2015?

What will be the top medical trends and tech for 2015?

2014 was a great year for connected health and 2015 is looking even brighter. Here are Dr. Bertalan Mesko’s picks for the top trends and technology in medicine this year. Read the full article and tell us which of the list you are most looking forward to seeing. Organ-on-a-chip techniques Digital tattoos as the ultimate [...]

January 28, 2015 | Reply More
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