FDA reigning in medical apps

FDA to start reining in the Wild West of medical apps
by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, cnet.com

The FDA says it is only regulating products that turn smartphones into medical devices it already oversees, such as apps that let your phone act as an electronic stethoscope or give feedback on CPR.

The Wild West of mobile med­ical apps is get­t…

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BioAid app turns iPhone into hearing aid

BioAid app turns the iPhone into a hearing aid
Ben Coxworth, gizmag.com

It’s so obvious when you think about it. The iPhone has a microphone, a computer that can process audio, and earphones – why not use it as hearing aid? That’s just what a group of scientists from the University of Essex have done, with their BioAi…

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IT has disrupted finance so why is healthcare lagging behind?

Information technology has revolutionalized financial services. So why is healthcare so far behind?
Phil Fasano, Guest Contributor, gigaom.com

The U.S. leads the world in health­care expen­di­tures – an astound­ing $2.7 tril­lion in 2012 and ris­ing every year. Yet in one recent study of med­ical out­comes in the world’s most high­ly devel­oped coun­tries we ranked last. By any mea­sure …

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Why health IT is the core of reform

Why IT is the core of the healthcare renaissance
kevinmd.com

Warning! I am a practicing doctor who sees real patients using an electronic medical record (EMR). My sole agenda is to provide the best patient care. I have no financial stake in information technology (IT). However, unlike the editorial board at…

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Scanadu tricorder

Scanadu’s Medical Tricorder Will Measure Your Vital Signs In Seconds
BY ARIEL SCHWARTZ, fastcoexist.com

No more searching the medicine cabinet for the thermometer or being worried that your blood pressure is too high. Just hold this device up to your temple for a moment and you can start to track your health.

It was less than a year ago that we fi…

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How Big Data Is Improving Healthcare

How Big Data Is Improving Healthcare

Why America Must Address Rising Healthcare Costs Infographic

English: Total U.S. healthcare spending. 1960 ...
English: Total U.S. healthcare spending. 1960 to 2007. Percent of GDP (gross domestic product). Data is from OECD Health Data 2009 – Frequently Requested Data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why America Must Address Rising Healthcare Costs Infographic

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).

This org shows jobs in HIT avg salary around 75k and extensive growth.