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Masimo's iPhone pulse oximeter in action (video) | On Call

January 11, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Masimo shows off its new iPhone- and iPad-friendly iSpO2 pulse oximeter, the 1st such device on the market.

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) enlisted the help of Stig Åvall Severinsen, who holds the world record for holding his breath for 22 minutes underwater, to demonstrate how the company's new iSpO2 iPhone- and iPad-friendly pulse oximeter measures blood oxygenation, pulse rate and a perfusion index using a finger sensor and a cable that connects to their mobile devices.

Brainstorming about the future of clinical documentation

January 3, 2013 by MassDevice

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

In 2013, I'm focusing on 5 major work streams:

*Meaningful Use Stage 2, including Electronic Medication Administration Records
*ICD10, including clinical documentation improvement and computer assisted coding
*Replacement of all Laboratory Information Systems
*Compliance/Regulatory priorities, including security program maturity
*Supporting the IT needs of our evolving Accountable Care Organization including analytics for care management

2012 in review | Life as a Healthcare CIO

January 1, 2013 by MassDevice

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

It's the time of year that many writers reflect on the major events of the past 365 days.  I'll let the journalists cover the impact of the election, the epidemic of senseless violence, and the scandals of infidelity.

To me, there were 5 major healthcare IT events in 2012 that we need to recognize and celebrate:

Crafting the security roadmap

December 28, 2012 by MassDevice

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

Per the theme of security assessment I've been posting about, part of crafting a multi-year security roadmap is examining technologies and practices that have limited use in healthcare but are widely deployed in other industries.

The December HIT standards committee meeting

December 26, 2012 by MassDevice

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

The December HIT Standards Committee focused on the reality of implementing the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Standards and Certification rule in the real world of hospitals, clinician offices, and healthcare information exchanges.

Cyber-terrorism and the U.S. healthcare system | On Call

December 18, 2012 by MassDevice staff

The U.S.'s $2.5 trillion healthcare industry is a prime target for cyber-terrorists, and health providers need to prepare for the growing threat, researchers say.

MassDevice On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The U.S. healthcare system needs to beef up security efforts to defend against an ever-growing cybersecurity threat, researchers warned.

U.S. healthcare organizations are increasingly dependent on the internet for communication activities, and that dependence puts at risk the information and tasks that are carried out online or via networks, according to research published in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health.

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