Medical Devices

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Joint Commission Warns About Dangers From Alarm Fatigue

Maureen McKinney | ModernHealthcare.com | April 8, 2013

The nation's largest hospital accreditation organization has issued a warning to hospitals about the dangers of alarm fatigue, which can occur when clinicians become desensitized to the incessant beeping of medical device alarms. Read More »

Kinsa Smart Thermometer Takes Grand Prize In Innovate Health Tech

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | July 23, 2013

Kinsa Smart Thermometer was announced today as the $25k grand prize winner in Innovate Health Tech NYC, a competition designed to promote innovation within NYC’s health technology sector... Read More »

Lawyers Weigh In On FDA App Guidance

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | June 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration’s recent letter to Biosense Technologies regarding an app that can conduct urine analysis has caused healthcare attorneys to sit up and take notice. Read More »

Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home Implements Napier Open Source Nursing Home Solution

Press Release | Napier Healthcare | November 17, 2014

110-Bed private nursing home calls on Napier Healthcare to automate its entire elderly care provider operations, increase efficiency and improve resident satisfaction

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Medical Device Interoperability Could Save $30B A Year, Says WHI

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 21, 2013

Improvements in the ability of medical devices and health IT systems to communicate and exchange data could lead to more than $30 billion a year in savings, according to a new report from the West Health Institute...

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Medical Devices Summit 2018 Gathers top Experts

Press Release | Opel Group | January 26, 2018

Opal Group, a global conference organizer that caters to top executives and influencers, will bring together the foremost medical and tech experts for its Medical Devices Summit 2018 on March 26 – 27, 2018.  The two-day premier event will take place at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, located on 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA. “Our Medical Devices Summit has always provided a platform for several of the most important tech and medical names to create deep conversations,” said Michelle Cardinal, Opal Group’s event producer.

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mHealth Oversight Suggestions Nearing End Of The Beginning

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 19, 2013

The long and winding road to federal regulation or oversight of mHealth still has some ground to cover, but a key Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act sub-workgroup has tentative suggestions that are about three organizational layers removed from the FDA. Read More »

Microsoft Aims To Take On iPad In Health Care

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | July 1, 2013

When internist Nitin Patel called up Microsoft MSFT +0.15% in May to rave about its Surface Pro tablet, Dennis Schmuland, the company’s head of health strategy for U.S. Health & Life Sciences, was taken aback... Read More »

MIT Hackathon Tackles HIV, CHF, Parkinson’s With Open-Source Technology

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | February 13, 2013

It seems counterintuitive for those who proudly wear the “hacker” label to seek ways to work with established industry players rather than being disruptive in a healthcare sector badly in need of radical change, but that was what happened at Health and Wellness Innovation 2013, the recently concluded 11-day event better known as MIT Media Lab’s Health and Wellness Hackathon. Read More »

MIT Sets Sights On Open-Source mHealth During Innovation Event

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 5, 2013

The MIT Media Lab’s eleven-day Health and Wellness Hackathon is not your average gadget exhibition.  Bringing together eighty participants from around the world, the annual event, which was held in January, is designed to inspire new ways to fix an age old problem: how to use technology to prevent illnesses before they start. Read More »

MU Creates 'Medical Bridges To Nowhere'

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | January 15, 2014

As far as Patrick Soon-Shiong is concerned, the $34 billion health IT and electronic medical record incentive program was a grave misstep for the healthcare industry -- but not necessarily for the reasons one might think. Read More »

National Medical Device Registries Task Force Recommends Partnerships to Build National System for Medical Devices

Press Release | Weill Cornell Medical College | August 24, 2015

The federal government and stakeholders interested in device innovation and evaluation should support the creation of a comprehensive partnership on medical devices to monitor the products' performance after they become commercially available, a Food and Drug Administration-initiated and independent national group of experts is recommending in a report. The recommendations call for a master network of data in each clinical area where devices are used. Information on medical devices does exist — in registries, electronic health records (EHR) and claims data — but the disparate locations make it difficult for regulators, doctors and patients to understand and use it efficiently. Yet millions of patients undergo surgery each year and require some type of medical device during the procedure.

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New Version Of The PACS Viewer Aycan OsiriX PRO Available

Press Release | Aycan | September 20, 2013

With the new aycan OsiriX PRO workstation with 64-bit and CE mark as a Class IIb medical device, aycan Digitalsysteme GmbH again adds further clinical applications and workflow improvements to its popular software... Read More »

Nonin Medical, Inc. Collaborates With Qualcomm Life To Provide Pulse Oximetry For The 2net Platform For Wireless Health Solutions

Press Release | Nonin Medical | December 5, 2012

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger- pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the company's Onyx® II Model 9560 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is now compatible with the 2net™ Platform for wireless health solutions. Read More »

O'Reilly Report Explores Open Solutions to Health IT

Although many programmers and public interest advocates come to the concepts of free software, standards, open data, and transparent institutions out of idealism, modern businesses and governments are being driven to these same solutions out of the practical need to meet high expectations with diminishing resources. The ways in which the health care field has been incrementally adopting these paths are the subject of a new report, written by me and released by O'Reilly Media, called The Information Technology Fix for Health: Barriers and Pathways to the Use of Information Technology for Better Health Care. Read More »