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Category: Medical Devices


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA approves continuous glucose monitoring system

June 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to the first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor that can be used by adult users with diabetes to regularly measure their blood sugar levels for as long as […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Protecting Medical Device Security in the Age of Ransomware

June 25, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

From medication pumps to pacemakers, people depend on lifesaving devices to live their healthiest possible lives and manage chronic ailments. Many of those patients likely hear about cybercriminals orchestrating massive data breaches, and might get concerned about one of those […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New implantable device can directly deliver medicines to heart

June 13, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An international team of researchers have developed a new minimally invasive medical device called Therepi that can be placed directly on diseased heart tissue to continuously deliver required drugs, proteins or stem cells. The team was led by Harvard University, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA to assess impact of medical device definition under Cures Act

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking stakeholder feedback on the benefits and risks to health associated with the software functions excluded from the medical device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act. Section 3060 of the Cures Act compels […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

May 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice. According to internal documents reviewed by […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

First AI device to detect diabetic eye disease gets FDA greenlight

April 17, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

On Wednesday 11 April the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the marketing approval of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect more than a mild level of diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA clears AI-based device for diabetic eye disease detection

April 12, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of an artificial intelligence (AI) based medical device for the detection of an eye disease associated with diabetes called diabetic retinopathy. Reported to be the first device to provide […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wireless sensors collect temperature and pressure of bedbound patients

April 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An international team of researchers has developed wireless skin-like sensors for collecting temperature and pressure information from bedridden patients. The researchers from the US, China and Korea described the small devices, which are about the size of a US cent […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

5 ways smartphones can be linked to hospital systems

April 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A new report from Spyglass Consulting Group finds that 90 percent of surveyed hospitals are making enterprisewide investments in smartphones and secure mobile communication platforms to drive clinical transformation and identify common communication challenges that clinicians face. The surveyed hospitals […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

New app may help predict, track manic and depressive episodes in bipolar patients

March 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

An app that one day may help predict and monitor manic and depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder is now available in the App Store. The app, called BiAffect, was designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Heart monitor links patients to doctors using the one thing they’re unlikely to forget—their phones

March 7, 2018

Via: CNBC

Mason Rinks would be studying for exams or working at his internship when he would feel lightheaded and dizzy and sometimes experience palpitations. Away at school and out of his insurance network, he wouldn’t know what to do. The 20-year-old […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smartwatch app accurately detects atrial fibrillation

March 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The 12-lead electrocardiogram, a noninvasive device that shows the heart’s electrical activity, is considered the gold standard for diagnosing patients with the cardiac rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, the Cleveland Clinic has demonstrated that a smartwatch wristband and app—cleared by […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple Health app effort to engage consumers by sharing EHR info

February 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple’s recently announced efforts to enhance the healthcare capabilities of its iPhone Health app represent a jump-start for efforts to advance the coordination of patient care through record sharing. The push has direct implications for Apple’s designs to play a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

New device could allow people with disabilities to live more independently, enhance their quality of life

February 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Atlanta found that a person with a spinal cord injury could improve their ability to grip and move household objects by using an electrical stimulation […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smart thermometer, app provide real-time influenza tracking

February 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Using a “smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity […]