The FDA published two draft guidance documents that outline how the agency would classify low-risk general wellness devices and applications and propose risk assessment-based regulation for medical device accessories, Health Data Management reports.
This fall, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release new mobile health applications aimed at helping veterans access and manage their health records, FierceMobileHealthcare reports (Mottl, FierceMobileHealthcare, 9/4).
Apple appears to be taking steps to prevent application developers from selling health data collected by its recently launched mobile platform called HealthKit, MobiHealthNews reports (Dolan, MobiHealthNews, 9/2).
In June, Apple introduced a new mobile application and platform that aims to consolidate health data tracked by various other health apps into one location.
Apple is in talks with electronic health record provider Allscripts, as well as several hospitals to determine how hospitals could use its cloud-based health information platform known as "HealthKit," Reuters reports (Farr, Reuters, 8/12).
By Andy Schaudt, Director of Usability Services, MedStar Health
An electronic health record company has developed an application that allows physicians using Google Glass to store patient data on a cloud-based storage and collaboration site, Reuters reports.
California-based Drchrono is calling the application the first "wearable health record."
The global mobile health market is expected to grow at a rate of 49.7% over the next six years, with revenue expected to reach more than $49 billion in 2020, up from $1.2 billion in 2012, according to a report conducted by Grand View Research, Healthcare IT News reports (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 3/4).
The report found that in 2012:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications, or apps, which are software programs that run on mobile communication devices and perform the same functions as traditional medical devices. The guidance outlines the FDA’s tailored approach to mobile apps.
Today’s digital omnivores express a preference for mobile screens across all professional tasks – an important behavioral shift that has potential to dramatically shape the way developers, content providers and marketers engage with clinicians as the three-screen workflow becomes the norm. As physicians and other healthcare
Teratech Corporation today announced the launch of the new uSmart 3200T Ultrasound System, the first in Terason's uSmart family of proprietary products. This revolutionary new tablet, deemed "disruptive technology" by industry leaders, will change the way healthcare is delivered in both hospital and outpatient sectors of point-of-care ultrasound.
The AliveCor Heart Monitor gives you instant, portable screening opportunities. Utilize the device anytime, anywhere to evaluate heart rate and rhythm. The AliveCor Heart Monitor is cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. to licensed medical professionals and prescribed patients to record, display, store,
and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms.
For more info check out their site: http://www.alivecor.com/en
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