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Vital Signs
Apple may limit data-sharing on new health platform
By Joseph Conn | September 02, 2014
In 2002, in a modification of the primary healthcare information privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HHS removed patient consent as a requirement for the release and disclosure of patient information for most common uses. In so doing, HHS gave a regulatory...
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Magazine
Can the biosensor market deliver on its potential?
By By Dr. Prakash Patel | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Implantable and wearable biosensor communications and the data they generate have the potential to significantly change the multitrillion-dollar healthcare industry.
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News
Healthcare outsiders fuel digital health startups
By Darius Tahir | August 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A gold rush inevitably lures outsiders, and digital health is no different. People with tech talent but little to no healthcare experience are encamping in the booming sector.
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Information
FDA OKs tech that turns smartphone into real-time electrocardiogram
By Computerworld | August 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has granted AliveCor clearance to sell technology that enables an iPhone or Android smartphone to record atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation may have no symptoms, but itis often associated with heart palpitations,...
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Information
Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data
By Associated Press | August 22, 2014
The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
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Amazon meets with FDA, healthcare is likely the topic
By Darius Tahir | August 21, 2014
The road to the Food and Drug Administration's Silver Spring, Md., office this year has been well-traveled by the big technology firms. Both Google and Apple have met with FDA leadership to talk about healthcare plans, and a recent review of FDA's public calendar reveals Amazon.com has joined the...
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Information
App developers hope to help veterans battling mental-health issues
By Los Angeles Times | August 19, 2014
With military and veterans' suicides near record levels in recent years, a team of Los Angeles-based developers has launched a free iPhone app designed to help vets find one another, as well as nearby health centers, emergency care and other critical services.
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Information
New health apps, games reward patients who take their meds
By Reuters | August 18, 2014
A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars.
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Information
FDA will exempt more consumer health devices from pre-market review
By VentureBeat | August 01, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance today that exempts still more medical devices—some of them consumer devices—from its regulatory scope. This means the makers of these devices, some of which are connected to apps, no longer have to go through the FDA's 510(k) review...
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News
IBM-Apple partnership could have big health IT impact
By Darius Tahir | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IBM's plan to partner with Apple could prove significant for healthcare, addressing issues of data security that have stood in the way of the expansion of mobile healthcare usage and development.
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