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Google dives deeper into health with human data project | On Call

July 28, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Google's clandestine "X" labs looks to collect and analyze human genomic and molecular data in search of patterns and irregularities that may point to disease. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Technology titan Google (NSDQ:GOOG) is taking new interest in human health in the latest "moonshot" project coming out of its ambitious "X" lab, famous for self-driving cars and Google Glass.

Medtronic has big dreams for China's diabetes market | On Call

July 25, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Minnesota medical device maker Medtronic estimates that China could soon account for 20% of the company's global diabetes revenues, according to a local report. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking to significantly boost its reach in China, country with "the world's biggest diabetes epidemic," according to a local report.

Medtronic tallies 175 apps for iPhones and iPads | On Call

July 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtech titan Medtronic has developed 175 iOS apps for internal use by its employees, according to Apple. On Call

Tenn. medtech makers form device industry council | On Call

July 23, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical device makers in Tennessee banded together to form the non-profit Greater Memphis Medical Device Council. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A group of 17 medical device makers met in a forum in Tennessee this month and pledged their support to forming the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council, a non-profit group focused on medtech industry issues.

Medtech saves the U.S. billions in chronic care, industry study says | On Call

July 22, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A new AdvaMed-backed report from the Milken Institute finds that medical devices help save the U.S. billions in recurring care and lost economic activity. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The medical device industry has been a target for years for researchers and critics who have claimed the industry is a prime contributor to the skyrocketing cost of U.S. healthcare, and industry advocates responded this month with a new study in the industry's defense.

Diabetes: Miss Idaho's on-stage insulin pump sparks frenzy | On Call

July 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Miss Idaho, a Type I diabetic, launches an online furor after displaying her insulin pump on stage during the pageant, inspiring thousands to answer the call to #showmeyourpump. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Newly crowned Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison became a symbol for the Type I diabetes community after the beauty queen was seen on stage during the pageant sporting an insulin pump on her hip.

Sandison, who was diagnosed in 2012, called the decision to wear her insulin pump openly during the swimsuit competition a scary one, a sentiment shared by many who praised her on Twitter and other social media sites.

Ambulances get Google Glass | On Call

July 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Emergency medical teams will use Google Glass to broadcast live video from ambulances to care providers while en route to the hospital. On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A pair of California healthcare companies are teaming up to outfit a suite of ambulances and mobile medical teams with Google Glass, allowing first responders to collaborate with hospitals while en route with emergency patients.

Mobile communications provider CrowdOptic teamed up with medical transport provider ProTransport-1 to deploy the Google Glass broadcasting solution, which the companies hope will improve patient care as well as benefit documentation systems.

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