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Jennifer DeFrancesco: The Rise of Sustained Chronic Disease Modalities and Why HTM Should Be Watching

July 29, 2016

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During a recent trip to South America, I was taken with the fresh fruit that street vendors sold all day. I couldn’t wait to run into one of the pineapple vendors to get a slice. That week it dawned on me that I’ve never seen a street fruit vendor in the United States. Furthermore, the […]

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Purna Prasad: EMR and the Clinical Internet of Things

June 14, 2016

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Think of an electronic medical record (EMR) as a clinical instrument. It is a platform for integrating monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic (MDT) data for the patient, the provider, the payer, the researcher, and the regulator. However, an EMR is only as good as the accuracy and precision of the data it contains. The instrumentation infrastructure […]

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Kevin Krauth: Confessions of a Millennial with Big Dreams

July 7, 2015

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My name is Kevin, and I’m a millenial. Based on the stereotypes alone, that means I’m entitled, impatient, impetuous, and addicted to Snapchat. And if I’m being honest with myself, I mostly agree (except for the Snapchat part). I’d like to think that my millenial, call it, “impertinence,” isn’t my fault. I’ve grown up in […]

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Sean Loughlin: Ebola and the Future of Medical Device Interoperability

November 7, 2014

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What does a deadly virus outbreak in West Africa have to do with the future of medical devices? More than you might think. An article in The Boston Globe describes an effort at Massachusetts General Hospital to improve remote technology and medical device interoperability. The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus galvanized various stakeholders to […]

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Mary Logan: Human Factors and Mobile Health

December 10, 2012

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I’m blogging about a blog that struck me after seeing exhibits and poster sessions at last week’s mHealth Summit. Laurie Reed, an engineer at The Farm, a medical device design and consulting firm, was my inspiration. In her recent Farm Blog, she emphasized the importance of human factors in the rise of mobile health. Laurie […]

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Cardiologist Considers Healthcare Implications of iPhone

July 31, 2012

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“Was this a medical device? No, it was an iPhone app.” So writes Westby G. Fisher, MD, who blogs under the name of Dr. Wes. In a recent post, Fisher, a cardiologist with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL,  relayed his experience with a patient who was able to show her atrial fibrillation burden history on […]

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Spring 2013 Horizons: A Call for Papers on Home Healthcare

July 21, 2012

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Home healthcare is delivered outside of healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, and can be delivered in a variety of settings, including the home, in schools, at work, and during travel. The explosive growth of home healthcare means that medical devices are being increasingly used away from controlled, acute care environments, and that clinical technology managers […]

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Rick Hampton: Why You Should Care About the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

May 9, 2012

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First off, you’ll want a copy for yourself.  Go ahead, I’ll wait. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr3630enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr3630enr.pdf  The other day I was perusing “The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012” because of a requirement in one section dealing with amateur radio communications. (We use amateur radio in some of our hospital disaster plans.)  While flipping […]

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Steve Baker: The FDA’s Glacial Pace

March 22, 2012

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The FDA’s draft guidance on radio-frequency wireless technology hasn’t made much of an impact. Why? Because no one knows if the guidance will ever move out of draft stage. The draft guidance has aged five years since its initial publication for comments on Jan. 3, 2007. What’s the deal? The FDA author, who certainly knows […]

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Mary Logan: Welcome to the New AAMIBlog!

February 28, 2012

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I always learn something from listening to other people’s insights and occasionally have a few of my own to share, so I’m excited we are creating this new venue for starting—or continuing—conversations, sharing, and learning. If you have or need tips, lessons learned, illuminating case studies, questions, or insights about any of the topic areas […]

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