Google‘s (NSDQ:GOOG) Verily, formerly the company’s Life Sciences division, is developing a device which looks to collect and sync medical information dubbed the “Connectivity Bridge.” Photos of the device have been unveiled by Business Insider, which the paper says was approved last year by the FCC. The device is equipped with sensors designed to collect patient […]
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said it inked a deal with digital health tech company Validic that will allow Philips to integrate personal health data from 3rd-party devices and apps into its platform of cloud-based HealthSuite programs. The collaborative deal will help “expand the breadth and depth” of Philips health tech, including Personal Health Programs, Lifeline medical alert […]
Life-saving medical devices could be held hostage by ‘ransomware’ as early as next year, according to a report from Forrester Research, Inc. Ransomware is effectively digital extortion – malicious programs that control user devices and files until the user ponies up, usually in the digital currency Bitcoin. This year has seen significant growth in ransomware cases, and […]
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) and augmented interactive reality company Atheer said today they plan to release a prototype of its Root Iris display app and AiR glasses at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual conference in San Diego later this month. The system is designed to allow clinicians to use an augmented reality display glasses to interact touch-free […]
Healthcare-focused software developer Modernizing Medicine Inc. said today it raised $38 million in Series E financing to fund its cloud-based Electronic Medical Assistant mobile device-based electronic medical record system. The company’s EMA system is designed for specialty-specific EMRs, available on Apple‘s (NSDQ:AAPL) iPad or through the web from any connected device. The system is designed for […]
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society said yesterday that a survey of healthcare organizations revealed that ⅔ of responders experienced a disruptive cybersecurity incident in the recent past. The survey reached out to 297 individuals involved in healthcare information technology to examine the state of cybersecurity in the industry, HIMSS said. The survey reported that […]
The husband-and-wife team that founded the company that eventually became Alere Analytics bought the business back and rebranded it as Persivia. Financial terms were not disclosed. Persivia CEO Mansoor and chief medical officer Dr. Fauzia Khan in 2012 sold DiagnosisOne to Alere, which the next year renamed it as Alere Analytics, before deciding to sell […]
(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday proposed a plan to move most doctors, hospitals and their patients to national standards for handling electronic clinical data by the end of 2017.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of an effort to propel the $2.9 trillion U.S. healthcare system away from a costly fee-for-service system, released a report draft aimed at establishing an inter operable health information technology system that can be accessed by patients and their healthcare providers.