The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health plans to expand its digital health pre-certification pilot program by the end of 2018, the center's associate director for digital health Bakul Patel said March 22, according to Regulatory Focus.
Patients can access their record through a code for their iPhone. The idea is to help patients better understand their medical history, improve the quality of interactions with their physicians and family members, and make more informed decisions about their care.
The North-West charity aims to build the world’s first autism assessment and diagnostic centre in Wirral, where biometric technology will be used to measure physiological properties of people with autism.
The research compared patient care metrics at hospitals that had experienced a data breach and those that had not. For instance, the study examined the proportion of heart attack patients that die within 30 days of being admitted to a health system.
A wearable device, developed by researchers at the GI Innovation Group out of the University of California San Diego, can track electrical activity in the stomach over a 24-hour period. The device works similarly to how an ECG would work for the heart, but instead it monitors the electrical activities of gastrointestinal tract.
Patient engagement platform Medical Mindset just landed $1 million in investment capital. The company's platform allows patients to build a HIPAA-compliant health profile, which they can use to check into an appointment by swiping their smartphone.
Having an accurate record of food and alcohol intake is important for managing a number of diseases including diabetes, various cardiovascular conditions, and alcoholism. Currently, not much practical technology is available to do this aside from smartphone apps, and apps tend to be tedious and require constant vigilance of making sure to input all the data.
Personalized medicine is one step closer for consumers, thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that could give an early warning of a person's developing health problems, indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or even help triage wounded soldiers. That's the vision for a family of devices that scientists are now developing. They have begun marketing their first device in Europe and hope to win approval for this technology in the U.S.
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