Safety & Security Challenges of Connected Medical Devices

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Infographic created by TÜV SÜD looks at the safety/security challenges that manufacturers of connected medical devices now face, from the mass exposure of medical records to the sinister hacking of a patients' pacemaker.
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Healthcare: Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object

Dave Chase

Healthcare has been the embodiment of the irresistible force paradox, a classic paradox formulated as "What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?" We know that technology and empowerment of the individual have been the drivers of immense change in virtually every corner of our lives...except healthcare. There are many efforts ranging from startups to convening thought leaders at events to public and private sector initiatives meant to change this dynamic. It’s clear it
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Health App Maker Azumio, Human API Integrate to Share Health, Lab, Diagnostic Data

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Palo Alto-based Azumio, a provider of consumer health and fitness apps is launching a new integration with Human API. This partnership will allow users to unify all their key health and fitness data by importing it to their most popular app, Argus, from hundreds of new devices and apps. This new functionality is powered by the Human API data platform, the fastest growing network of health and wellness data from labs, clinics, devices, and apps. Argus users to share and unify health
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5 Required Competencies of A Successful Life Sciences CIO

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More than 80 percent of leading life sciences companies have created new digital and innovation leadership roles to capitalize on the information technology transformation in healthcare, with nearly half hiring new chief information officers during the past three years, according to new research issued this week by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. The rise of mobile, cloud, predictive analytics and other digital innovations offers new opportunities for advancing patient care as
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App Stores #1 Distribution Channel for Mobile Health Apps Until 2020

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App stores will remain the number one distribution channel for mobile health apps until 2020, according to a new blog post from research firm Research2Guidance. Based on the findings of their mHealth App Developer Economics 2015 survey of 5,000 developers, 52% of mobile health experts rate app stores, such as Apple App Store or Google Play as the best channels from which to distribute mobile health apps for the next five years. Other distribution channels such as doctors, hospitals or
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Philips, Validic Partner to Integrate Consumer-generated Health Data from 3rd Party Apps/Devices

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Digital health integration platform Validic is teaming up with Philips to integrate personal health data from third-party devices and apps into connected health services. The partnership will enable the integration of consumer-generated health data into Philips cloud-based HealthSuite digital platform  such as its Personal Health Programs, Lifeline medical alert services and eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion eHealth apps to power connected health solutions and services. These connected health
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Telemedicine Bill Could Save $1.8B Over 10 Years

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The American Medical Association (AMA) today supported the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act to expand the use of telemedicine to achieve quality care for patients. The CONNECT for Health Act would: - Create a bridge program to help providers transition to the goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) through using telehealth and RPM without
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President Obama to Request $1B for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

White House to Request $1B for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

President Obama is planning to ask Congress for $755M in mandatory funds for new cancer-related research activities at both NIH and the Food and Drug Administration part of its National Cancer ‘Moonshot’ imitative. The Moonshot initiative will begin immediately with $195M in new cancer activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Fiscal Year 2016. Over time, other agencies will make new investments in this effort, beginning with the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans
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71% of Consumers Would Use Health Monitoring Devices If Data Was Clinically Accurate

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71 percent of adults would use a personal health monitoring device if it was clinically accurate, according to a national survey of 1,000 respondents commissioned by The Society for Participatory Medicine and healthcare technology company Biotricity Inc. The survey reveals that more than 8 out of 10 consumers (84 percent) believe that tracking their own health data with a clinically accurate health monitoring device will help improve their overall health. “Americans are tremendously in favor
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Doctor on Demand Adds Nationwide Psychiatric Telehealth Visits

Doctor on Demand Adds Psychiatric Telehealth Visits

San Francisco, CA-based Doctor On Demand has expanded its behavioral health services to include psychiatrists telehealth video visits now available nationwide. The company began offering mental health care services in December 2014 with the addition of psychologists to its provider network. The new addition of psychiatrists video visits represents a significant expansion of access to mental health care through Doctor On Demand. Now, patients can receive both therapy from a doctorate-level
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