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Innovation, Medical Devices

How Wearable Technology Could Revolutionize Breast Cancer Care

October 24, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Cutting-edge wearable technology is the future of the healthcare industry. These devices can detect early signs of cancer in minutes and alert providers in real time — all from the comfort of the patient’s home. They may permanently revolutionize breast […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Mobile health industry thriving thanks to wearable technology

August 24, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Healthcare technology is rapidly advancing, and wearables can only benefit from this. Wearable tech is simply a device that can be worn on the body, such as smartwatches, smart glasses, and other fitness trackers. The seamless integration of smartwatches and […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Predicting influenza outbreak using Fitbit wearable technology

January 21, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The rise of wearable technology, such as fitness trackers, has given unprecedented access to real-time data that could be leveraged to predict the next influenza (flu) outbreak. In the US, approximately 7% of adults and approximately 20% of children are […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Innovation, Med Tech

10 hot medical technologies in 2019

July 10, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Recent report outlines this year’s emerging medical tech trends Technological advances and improvements in medical care are nearly synonymous, and some of the latest trends in care this year appear to be coming of age. ProClinical, an international staffing firm […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health plans take steps to study use of fitness wearables, data

March 1, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health plans are beginning to wrestle with how to best use wearable devices—and the data they provide—it improve patient care and lower overall costs. For example, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is partnering with Fitbit to make its […]


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Machine learning enables physical activity data to be re-identified

January 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

By leveraging machine learning algorithms, it is possible to re-identify physical activity data collected from wearable devices from which protected health information has been removed. That’s the contention of Anil Aswani, assistant professor in industrial engineering and operations research at […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

FDA issues new framework to advance use of real-world data

December 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its use of real-world data—such as electronic health records, medical claims and registries—to improve regulatory decisions regarding drugs and biologics. “Because they include data covering the experience of physicians and patients with the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, News

Are Hearables The New Wearables Revolutionizing Healthcare?

November 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term hearables refers to a hybrid technology which combines the advantages of wearable technology with the form factor and functionality of a headphone. The term hearables surfaced around April 2014, when Nick Hunn wrote about a new class of […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

AI, robotic surgery among top 10 medical innovations of 2019

October 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotic surgery are among the up-and-coming technologies selected for the Cleveland Clinic’s list of the top 10 medical innovations for 2019. The provider organization, which picks those advancements poised to change healthcare in the coming […]


EHR & EMR

Technology is a double-edged sword for primary care physicians

October 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Primary care physicians are overworked and burned out, due in no small part to the burdens of using time-consuming electronic health record systems. That’s the consensus of a panel of experts at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit who on […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA comes under fire for rapid Apple Watch approvals

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s quick approval of new mobile medical apps designed for the Apple Watch is raising eyebrows among FDA observers who say the tech behemoth got preferential treatment. Last week, the FDA granted—in two separate letters dated […]


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 […]


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 […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health, wellness apps pose risks to consumer privacy

October 26, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

While there are federal regulations governing how personal health data is shared, only a fraction of the increasingly popular consumer apps on the market are actually regulated, leaving enormous amounts of information largely unprotected. As a result, Americans should be […]


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8 ways to measure the surge in venture funding for HIT

August 16, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Expectations for digital health and health information technology remain high, particularly as measured by investment, and merger and acquisition activity. Mercom Capital Group, which tracks financial activity in the sector, says digital health and healthcare IT funding set all-time records […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable technology can enhance long-term patient care

August 9, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings, some healthcare organizations […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

July 21, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists. The elastic electrode constructed […]


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9 important steps in securing medical devices

April 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Manufacturers of both personal and hospital-based medical devices need to ramp up the security protection they offer in their products, starting in the design phase. And healthcare organizations need to amp up the pressure on these vendors by ensuring that […]