MASSDEVICE ON CALL — AirStrip Technologies CEO Alan Portela said that the mobile patient monitoring software company is taking notice of Microsoft’s new initiative to build its app market for the Surface tablets.
Microsoft’s new design program, called AppsForSurface, is a chance for AirStrip to take its cardiology and obstetrics apps to the mobile Windows world, allowing physicians access on desktops and PCs, the company reported.
"It was important for us to not only do iOS and Android, but also go into Windows," Portela told MobileHealthNews.
Cook Medical celebrates a half-century anniversary
Cook Medical, a global device company with billions in sales, opened up shop 50 years ago as a small husband-and-wife team selling heart catheters out of a rented room.
More than 6,000 people have RSVP-ed to the company’s 50 year celebration taking place at Indiana University in August.
Startup designs a stretcher with an integrated heart monitor
Early stage company
Imaxdi, based in Spain, is aiming for approval of its wireless stretcher, which is an integrated heart monitor. Company CEO Miguel Moure called the device a more mobile alternative to wired-up heart monitors, allowing patients to remain monitored while being moved. The company developed and patented both the heart monitor and wireless integration software.
Obama delays healthcare reform compliance penalty for larger companies
Companies with more than 50 employees get a 1-year-long reprieve from the Affordable Care Act’s deadline to provide health coverage. The Obama administration gave companies some breathing room and gave regulators time to simplify the reporting and compliance process.
New lung clot detector casts a wider net, but may over-diagnose
A new lung clot detection test catches more pathologies, but also may lead to over-diagnosis, researchers said. Experts say that the very small change in death rates might mean that this method, CT pulmonary angiography, may result in inappropriate diagnosis. The diagnostic technique was the subject of an editorial in the British Medical Journal, which warned that unnecessary care might harm patients.