Medical technology devices
- July 25, 2012
A presidential advisory group has recommended public wireless spectrum be shared with private groups to spur economic development. The move could impact health IT.
- May 02, 2012
Keynote speaker and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares some controversial thoughts on iPhone mHealth apps and the future of telemedicine at the ATA 2012 annual meeting.
- April 16, 2012
Panelists at the iHT2 Health IT Summit dismiss the notion that privacy issues hinder mobile health adoption and point to poor usability and infrastructure as the real culprits.
- March 06, 2012
The proliferation of mobile devices in health care organizations can hinder, or help, complex health data interoperability initiatives. Medical devices add another wrinkle.
- December 07, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator has lofty goals for getting patients more involved in their own care. However, each goal brings numerous technical and cultural challenges.
- November 30, 2011
A radiology professor and Siri early adopter sees the voice-activated personal assistant as a way to find information fast -- and to give quadriplegic patients peace of mind.
- November 30, 2011
More radiologists could become Adobe Photoshop experts if its 'unblur' feature proves practical for medical image editing, one RSNA speaker posits. Rescanning costs should drop.
- September 27, 2011
A biomedical engineer is launching a new site where medical device safety data is more accessible and searchable than on government sites. Future plans include a ratings system.
- September 20, 2011
A new safety committee is advising the FDA on theoretical scenarios that could eventually regulate biomedical device and EHR interoperability. CIOs should get prepared now.
- August 04, 2011
Looming FDA regulations could turn smartphones into Class II medical devices. Early reaction from stakeholders suggests this could throw a wet blanket on innovation.
- March 18, 2011
HIPAA compliance and Medical Data Device Systems compliance start with health IT risk management. The IEC 80001 risk management standard offers some guidance.
- December 27, 2010
A recent ECRI Institute report pegs IT safety -- for EHR systems, mobile devices, networks and so on -- as a top patient safety concern for 2011. Alarm fatigue ranks high as well.
- November 10, 2010
Former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke at the 2010 mHealth Summit about technology's role in improving global health. Find out what he said here.
- November 09, 2010
International gathering of mobile health technology researchers, vendors and foundations showcases the next generation of mHealth apps.
- August 31, 2010
Expected to make its way into devices next year, the Bluetooth 4.0 standard and its low-power features could enable more hospital diagnostics and home monitoring devices.