interoperability

By Neil Versel August 13, 2013
FDA Senior Policy Advisor Bakul Patel A decision by the Food and Drug Administration to recognize a set of voluntary, industry-developed interoperability standards should make it easier for technology developers to gain 510(k) clearance for new medical devices – including smartphone accessories – that follow such standards. In its annual update to its list of accepted consensus standards for...
By Jonah Comstock August 6, 2013
LifeNexus, a San Francisco startup looking to replace the traditional insurance card with a digital version, raised $4 million from undisclosed angel investors and one undisclosed fund, bringing the company's total funding to $11.9 million. CEO David Strand said an additional $3 million round is closing soon. The company offers a system called iChip, which Strand described to Babyforyou.net.ua as a...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) launched its data access framework initiative this week, an effort to increase interoperability among electronic health records (EHRs) from different vendors. Creating a data standard for all EHRs will empower patients who are switching from one provider to another, help smaller practices analyze and learn from their...
By Brian Dolan March 23, 2010
Open standards and interoperability are key to mobile health offerings scaling in developing markets, Ericsson's head of sustainability and corporate responsibility Elaine Weidman told the Financial Times in a recent interview. “Vertical solutions cannot be scaled because vertical solutions look at one business model and don’t look at consumer convenience and flexibility,” US-based C-SAM's CEO...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
Why does it seem like so many physicians have embraced the iPhone, but only 15 percent of them are using some form of electronic health record EHR technology? That's one of the questions that Dr. David Kibbe posed to the audience at Healthcare Unbound here in Seattle, Washington.  Kibbe suggested a number of reasons for why physicians are adopting smartphones like the iPhone while shirking EHRs,...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance, a consortium of wireless and medical companies, which aim to create an interoperable ecosystem of medical devices and systems, has been busy this year. After announcing its first two Continua-certified products, the Alliance also announced two new wireless technologies for its Version 2 guidelines: ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy. Most of the devices under Continua's...
By Brian Dolan June 17, 2009
iMedicor inked a deal with myLeaderboard to take its HIPAA-compliant medical information transfer platform mobile in an effort to respond "to the growing demand by physicians who rely heavily on their handheld devices to deliver a higher quality of care to their patients," the company said in a statement. "iMedicor is working with myLeaderboard to deliver this new functionality within 60 to 90...

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