Healthcare providers are looking to medical devices to play a new role in hospital care, providing a whole-patient view of health through technologies that talk to each other and help clinicians make decisions about treatment.
Former President Bill Clinton addressed an audience of healthcare industry stakeholders last night, asking them to help leave the system better than they found it through coordinated efforts to leverage technology and expertise in the interest of patient health.
Medical device maker Zoll Medical is among the 1st medical device companies to sign on to the patient safety and medical device data pledge proposed by Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) founder & CEO Joe Kiani this weekend.
The pledge includes promises to open up patient data gathered by medical devices to clinicians, patients and anyone else who can help improve patient care.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Primary care docs surveyed by Johns Hopkins University researchers say they’re unlikely to curtail their use of a test to detect prostate cancer, despite recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
The USPSTF stirred up a controversy last year when it suggested that routine prostate-specific antigen tests for healthy men might do more harm than good.