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Health IT

Image: The Apple Watch may soon detect AF and other arrhythmias (Photo courtesy of Stanford University).

Wearable Technology Can Identify Heart Arrhythmias

A new study will evaluate the ability of a smartwatch-based pulse algorithm to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) and guide subsequent clinical evaluation. More...
15 Nov 2018
Image: The FDA and DHS are collaborating to safeguard medical device from hackers (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

FDA and DHS Expand Device Cybersecurity Partnership

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have announced a new framework for greater coordination and cooperation that will address medical device cybersecurity. The collaboration agreement will increase sharing of information of potential or known threats, assessments regarding the level of risk a potential vulnerability, and technical capabilities, with coordinated testing of devices as warranted. More...
13 Nov 2018
Clear Image Devices
Image: The Choice wireless blood glucose monitor (Photo courtesy of Amazon).

Amazon Launches Connected Medical Device Brand

Amazon has launched an exclusive line of consumer-use medical devices focused on helping consumers manage their diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. More...
05 Nov 2018
Image: A new app allows medical images to be viewed on an iPhone (Photo courtesy of Ambra Health).

Mobile App Allows Instant Access to Medical Images

A new iOS app offers patients and healthcare providers an intuitive image viewing experience designed for mobile viewing. More...
31 Oct 2018
Image: A new study asserts EHR-based interventions can reduce diagnostic tests (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

EHRs Can Help Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing

A new study suggests that electronic health record (EHR)–based interventions can reduce unnecessary diagnostic testing and increase the use of postoperative order sets. More...
30 Oct 2018
Italray
Image: The world’s major diagnostic companies have formed an international network (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

New Global Network Improves Access to Diagnostic Insights

Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic information services, together with other diagnostic services providers, have announce the formation and launch of the Global Diagnostics Network, a strategic working group of diagnostic laboratories, each committed to unleashing and sharing local innovation to increase global access to diagnostic science, information, and services in order to improve the delivery of global healthcare. More...
24 Oct 2018
Image: Eye movement tracking can help detect neurological issues (Photo courtesy of RightEye).

Eye-Tracking System Exposes Brain Health Issues

Advanced eye-tracking technology records, views, and analyzes eye movements to help identify visual and brain impairments. More...
23 Oct 2018


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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