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AT&T, Nihon Kohden Expand Telemeter Wireless Networking Options

March 12, 2019 - The AT&T Foundry has teamed with Nihon Kohden to retrofit Nihon’s LifeScope G3 telemeter worn by hospital patients to monitor their vital signs so that the device can toggle between Wi-Fi and cellular wireless networking connectivity. This toggle capability contained in a “travel pack” enables patients to walk around areas of the hospital or on the hospital...


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NIST Develops Better Medical Device Calibration for CT Scanners

by Fred Donovan

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have developed a new x-ray measurement approach designed to improve medical device calibration for computed tomography (CT) scanners. X-ray beams generated by CT...

Digital Health Technology Needs to Fit into the Clinical Workflow

by Fred Donovan

CAMBRIDGE—The biggest question when it come to digital health technology is not getting “new, cool stuff” into the hospital, but how can it fit seamlessly into the existing clinical workflow, observed Jaydeo Kinikar, head...

Food and Drug Administration OKs First Interoperable Insulin Pump

by Fred Donovan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first interoperable insulin pump, which enables patients to customize treatment using their diabetes management devices. The alternate controller-enabled (ACE) insulin pump, made by...

Digital Health Is Strategic Priority for Healthcare Investors

by Fred Donovan

Close to two-thirds of healthcare business leaders and investors said digital health is a strategic priority for them, with 63 percent planning to invest more in the future. A full 83 percent of 441 respondents to a global survey by...

Many Virtual Care Solutions Not Integrated with EHRs

by Fred Donovan

Many virtual care solution do not integrate with electronic health records (EHR), according to a survey of healthcare organizations by virtual care software provider Zipnosis. In fact, close to half of respondents admitted that their...

FDA Set Record on Approval of Novel Medical Devices in 2018

by Fred Donovan

Last year, the FDA approved 106 novel medical devices, surpassing the previous record of 99 in 2017, the agency announced last week. This milestone marks eight years of steady improvement in novel medical device approvals. The agency...

New Healthcare Entrants To Launch Digital Therapeutics, Services

by Fred Donovan

A new report from PwC predicts that new entrants, as well as biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, will launch new digital therapeutics and connected health services this year. These new therapies and services will help...

ARxIUM Gets Nod from KLAS for Most Improved Medical Device

by Fred Donovan

ARxIUM MedSelect Cabinets was name most improved medical device in this year’s Best in KLAS rankings. KLAS said improvement in the responsiveness of ARxIUM customer support had a positive impact on customers using the MedSelect...

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Networking Standard Could Be Healthcare Game Changer

by Fred Donovan

The next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking standard could be a game changer for healthcare organizations operating many bandwidth-intensive connected devices. This week the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced Wi-Fi Certified 6,...

Health IT Infrastructure Investment Key to NHS Long-Term Plan

by Fred Donovan

UK National Health Service (NHS) plans to invest a substantial amount of money in upgrading its health IT infrastructure to make digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS in the next five years, according to its long-term...

Smart Healthcare Products Market to See 9.5% CAGR Through 2024

by Fred Donovan

The smart healthcare products market is forecast by Zion Market Research to reach around $66.7 billion by 2024, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent between 2018 and 2024. Leading smart healthcare...

US Hospitals Increasingly Adopt Radiology 3D Image/Display Tech

by Fred Donovan

More than 40 percent of US hospitals have installed radiology 3D image/display technology, according to a survey by HIMSS Analytics. The remaining hospitals likely have a radiology picture archive and communication system (PACS), which...

New Service Could Help Hospitals with Wireless Networking Strain

by Fred Donovan

With all the connected devices in healthcare environment, wireless networking capacity has become a priority for IT teams in hospitals. One solution being proposed by the CBRS Alliance is to use shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for...

Digital Therapeutics Grows More Integrated into Care Delivery

by Fred Donovan

Digital therapeutics and connected health devices are becoming more integrated into healthcare delivery, according to a new report by PwC. In fact, 82 percent of physicians said they have discussed a health app or digital program...

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