Category: Health Information Technology
More actors in the life sciences industry are taking to Twitter to stay informed, foster strategic relationships and keep an eye on the market.
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By Maude Tessier
Like many, I have a Facebook page where I share funny travel stories and cute pictures of my cat with friends and family.
But for a long time I didn't understand how such a platform, and others like Twitter, could affect how business is conducted in the life science industry, and how it fit in my own professional life as a hospital technology licensing manager.
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2011 left a mark in the way that health care providers view emergencies and back up their systems.
By John D. Halamka, MD
On September 11, 2001, I was sitting in my Harvard Clinical Research Institute office (I was CIO there from 2001-2007 as part of my Harvard Medical School CIO duties). A staff member ran into my office and told me that a plane had crashed into a World Trade Center Tower. This sounded like a horrible accident.
Medtronic's newly minted chief executive plans big moves in India, makes the case for mobile health care and defends its controversial Infuse bone therapy product.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL —Medtronic Inc.'s (NYSE:MDT) new CEO Omar Ishrak has big plan for the company, including a focused push toward India and a spotlight on mobile health care.
He called India the "biggest hole" in the company's global reach, and the Minnesota-based med-tech goliath is looking for opportunities to build up its R&D efforts there.
Discussing the future of healthcare information exchange with the VITL.
By John D. Halamka, MD
Recent news of thousands of exposed patient records marks a growing trend in breaches of patient privacy and health record security.
By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC
It was kind of funny reading this recent article from the New York Times that focuses on a relatively small health data breach from Stanford Hospital's emergency room:
A patient medical record breach at Stanford Hospital left thousands of patient records exposed on a commercial website for nearly a year.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Thousands of patient medical records from Stanford Hospital containing names and diagnosis codes were publicly exposed on a commercial website for nearly a year before being caught last month.
About 20,000 emergency room patient records were exposed on a website aimed at helping students find financial aid for school since Sept. 9, 2010 as a downloadable attachment.
Real-time heart monitoring allows researchers to see for the first time a huge increase in cardiac events during the Chilean earthquake.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Real-time heart monitoring for the first time showed a massive increase in cardiac events during the February 2010 earthquake in Chile.
Similar research has shown an relationship between reported patient heart problems and tragic events, such as in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York, but the reports came from the days and weeks after the attack. Using ECG telemonitors, researchers were able to gather data in real-time from patients reporting to hospitals during the tragic earthquake in Chile last year.