Category: Health Information Technology
Cerner lands FDA clearance for its Cerner FetaLink+, a mobile maternal and fetal monitoring device that could help clinicians provide high level of care for patients.
Kansas City, Mo.-based healthcare provider Cerner (NSDQ:CERN) received FDA clearance to market its mobile maternal and fetal monitoring system, called Cerner FetaLink+, a device that help clinicians monitor mothers and babies using iPads or iPhones.
Federal investigators warn that the mobile health app marketplace is rife with poorly researched products and false advertisement.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The mobile app market could be a "medium for mischief" for some software writers who are making false claims and relying on shabby research to sell software, according to Federal Trade Commission attorney James Prunty.
The FTC has pursued lawsuits against some health-app-makers, including 2 who claimed they could turn a smartphones into an acne treatment product.
By: Eric D. Perakslis, Ph.D.
As I look back at my first year as chief information officer and chief scientist (informatics) at FDA, I am gratified with all of the progress that has been made. But I am also eager to transform initial wins into consistent and sustained success.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project survey finds minor increases in mobile health adoptions, but what little growth did arise falls within the study's margin of error.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Rates of mobile health app adoption among American adults with mobile phones hasn't budged much since 2010, according to a new survey from the American Life Project.
The portion of mobile-phone carrying adults with health-related apps for tracking their health remains around 10%, a new survey released last week reported.
By John D. Halamka, MD
Tomorrow the Presidential election process comes to an end and the advertising will finally stop. We'll all be relieved. I especially look forward to a quiet dinner at home without robotic election-related calls.
What about healthcare IT? Will differences in the Obama and Romney platforms impact the momentum of Meaningful Use?
Here's what I believe.
If you build it, they will hack.
There's a rule about software that many security engineers will tell you is unassailable – if you leave vulnerabilities in your software, someone will exploit them.
Machinery gets hacked all the time, including everything from government databases to video game systems, but when vulnerabilities exist in devices that provide life-saving or -sustaining medical technology, the stakes reach much higher.
By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC
It was supposed to be an initiative to implement the Electronic Medical Record.
Instead, it is quickly morphing to Skynet.
Like a black hole, everything goes in to Skynet now. Nothing escapes its gravitational pull.