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June, 2013


June 24, 2013  10:23 PM

Pulse offers multi-purpose fitness tracking



Posted by: RedaChouffani
fitness device, Pulse

In the next 30 days, Withings, a fitness device manufacturer, will begin shipping Pulse out to its customers. Anyone looking to experience a device that can track heart rate and other physical activities make consider it.  But for those...

June 17, 2013  9:47 PM

300 medical devices across 40 vendors subject to password vulnerability



Posted by: RedaChouffani
FDA, ICS-CERT, Medical devices

As more medical devices enter the marketplace, payers, physicians and patients are paying close attention to the capabilities they desire, whether that be options for managing  chronic conditions or helping with a recovery process.  But one need is universal: reliability. Whether it is...


June 8, 2013  8:37 PM

Near Field Communication: right for mHealth?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, near field communications, NFC

In the U.S., there are a few mobile phones with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, a service that facilitates secure exchange of information by simply putting a mobile device near a scanner. This near contact allows people, for...


June 8, 2013  7:53 PM

CMS releases big data on spending



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, data, Datapalooza

This June, many in healthcare informatics watched Health Datapalooza IV closely. It was packed with valuable presentations showcasing uses and innovations around data.  For most, the data available through healthcare holds potential to


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