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Health Innovation Summit Begs the Question – Is Digital Health at a Tipping Point?

August 30, 2012

Guest Blog by Michael Esquivel, Partner Fenwick & West
From the minute you stepped off the elevator at Rock Health’s annual Health Innovation Summit on Tuesday, there was an…


New Rules to Ensure mHealth Data Protection are Welcome

August 29, 2012

Most of us think of “encryption” in the moving data context; i.e. making sure that messages we send, if intercepted by others, cannot be read. In Electronic Health Records (EHR)…


Vast Majority of Doctors Want Mobile Access to EHRs

August 22, 2012

A new study of doctors, health care executives, and practice managers found that 72% of respondents indicated they were already using a mobile device for work purposes, but only six…


Smart-Bath Mat Detects Diabetic Foot Ulcers

August 21, 2012

Last month we wrote about a new technology from Orpyx Medical Technology that uses shoe inserts to detect peripheral nerve damage in diabetic patients. Now comes a bath mat to…


West Wireless Health Rebrands, Announces New CEO and Incubator

August 16, 2012

West Wireless Health Institute has changed its name to West Health Institute (WHI) to reflect its broader mandate to support all efforts that reduce health care cost. The group also…


AT&T, Alere Team up to Provide 24/7 Diabetes Monitoring

August 15, 2012

AT&T is partnering with Alere Health to help diabetes patients better monitor their glucose levels and other vital signs. Participants in the program, who must be adults with type 2…


VA’s BYOD Policy Evolves

August 14, 2012

As one of the largest and most integrated health care delivery systems, the Veterans Administration is a trendsetter when it comes to the use of information technology in a clinical…


FDA Has Cleared a Dozen mHealth Products Since May

It’s been a busy summer for the FDA when it comes to mobile health. In addition to the de novo clearance of the Proteus Digital Health ‘digital pill’ and of…


Five Signs the Medical Apps Industry is Maturing

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Guest Blog by Dr. David Scher
There are now over 13,000 health, fitness, and medical apps available. In a previous post I discussed ’Five creative and necessary ways of getting…


mHealth Technology May Improve Patient Compliance

August 10, 2012

A recent study by the Cleveland Clinic reported on how patients and clinicians work with data obtained by implantable cardiovascular devices, such as pacemakers and ICDs (implantable cardio defibrillators). A…