Health IT Pulse:

September, 2013

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September 25, 2013  12:19 PM

FDA finalizes long-awaited guidance on regulation of mobile medical apps

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
app regulation, FDA, mHealth applications, UDI

Making official a preliminary document published July 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laid out its plan for regulating mobile medical applications, or smartphone and tablet apps. The guidance will lay the framework for developers, who will serve an estimated 500 million users by 2015...

September 24, 2013  12:59 PM

Final FDA rule sets up UDI system for medical devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
medical device security, medical devices, mHealth applications, UDI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its long-awaited final rule for unique device identification (UDI) system for medical...


September 17, 2013  12:39 PM

Genie MD announced as winner of Blue Button app challenge

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
app challenge, Blue Button, mHealth applications, ONC

The winner of the ONC Blue Button Co-Design Challenge is Genie MD, according to ONC officials, who announced the winner this week. The challenge was designed to highlight medical applications that meet patient needs while utilizing


September 10, 2013  2:21 PM

Patient engagement index ranks New York hospitals

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth applications, patient engagement, social media

A newly released report ranks the patient engagement efforts of 83 hospitals in New York based on to publicly available data on personal health management, patient satisfaction, and social media engagement. With meaningful use stage 2 requiring at least 5% of patients view, download or transmit...


September 4, 2013  12:12 PM

Concussion robot on football sideline among latest telemedicine trends

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
telehealth, Telemedicine, telemedicine technology

Mayo Clinic is providing the Northern Arizona University football team with a telemedicine robot for their upcoming season. The robot, which will act as the sideline eyes and ears for a remote neurologist in Phoenix, will help test...


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