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10 market questions for valuing mobile health apps

September 2, 2011 by MassDevice

Everything you need to know before committing to a new mobile health care application.


A mobile developer at work (Jennifer 8 Lee/Flickr)

By Keeley Wray

My role at Children's Hospital Boston is to determine market entry strategies to transform the innovative ideas our physicians come up with into nifty products.

Increasingly, this includes valuing new mobile applications. There are sets of questions I like to ask inventors (and myself) to determine whether a product is worth investing resources in.

Lessons learned from Steve Jobs

August 30, 2011 by MassDevice

Newly resigned Apple CEO and technology titan Steve Jobs left quite a mark on health care and med-tech.

By John D. Halamka, MD

Steve Jobs

I recently spoke with several reporters about Steve Jobs' impact on healthcare , thanking him for the past 15 years of innovation. In preparing for those interviews, I reviewed Steve's career milestones,

The top 5 stories of the summer, Medtronic responds to the insulin pump hacker, treating depression with electromagnetism | MassDevice.com +3

August 29, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for August 29, 2011.

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UPDATE - Insulin pump hacker outs Medtronic, company responds

August 29, 2011 by Arezu Sarvestani

Feeling dismissed by Medtronic spokespeople, insulin pump hacker Jay Radcliffe goes to the press to pressure the med-tech giant into improving device security. Medtronic releases its official statement, maintaining that device security is a top priority.

Hackers

The security expert who hacked his own insulin pump revealed that the device came from Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT), and accused the med-tech giant of ignoring his warnings.

Today the Natick, Mass.-based med-tech giant posted its official response to the hullabaloo, writing that it takes device information security very seriously but sees malicious medical device hacking as a very low threat.

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Cool technology of the week: Fingerprint scanners for iPads and iPhones

August 27, 2011 by MassDevice

A new iPad and iPhone finger print reader that does identity verification in the cloud brings a new level of functionality to consumer platforms for health care applications.

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

I've written about strong identity management and the use of biometrics for secure applications such as prescribing controlled substances.

Hacker outs Medtronic, five devices to save Steve Jobs, public watchdog demands mesh recall | MassDevice.com +3

August 25, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for August 25, 2011.

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Insulin pump hacker outs Medtronic

August 25, 2011 by Arezu Sarvestani

Feeling dismissed by Medtronic spokespeople, insulin pump hacker Jay Radcliffe publicly revealed the device's vulnerabilities in an effort to pressure the med-tech giant into improving device security.

Hackers

The security expert who hacked his own insulin pump revealed that the device came from Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT), and accused the med-tech giant of ignoring his warnings.

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