healthcare

Systems, services, devices to help promote wellness and manage chronic disease

A Long Life: Good and Bad News for Baby Boomers

Aging in the 21st century -- be careful what you wish for.

01/22/2010

Aging with Grace - Personal Health Record

01/18/2010

The importance of carrying medical identification

Will I have a heart attack today…a stroke…a diabetic coma…a seizure?
Most of us never ask this question simply because we cannot answer it.
Additionally, most of us would prefer to go about our day without such worry.
Asking that question, however, is an important step in moving us toward
preparedness for the possibility of some unforeseen medical event.
In truth, most of us live, work, and play without a thought to the >>> Read more . . .

How to let others know how your business is doing

How is a market entrant doing? I have spent much of the past year looking at websites of tech companies in the aging-tech or digital health-tech areas. As part of this look, I am always trying to figure out how these companies are doing. Talking to the company executives is interesting, but the website, to me is very revealing and sometimes contradicts verbal descriptions of momentum. To me, these are visible indicators of company health: >>> Read more . . .

MedApps -- Remote Monitoring (HealthPAL), health data transmission to patients' electronic health records

01/14/2010

MedApps and Meridian Health Launch Remote Monitoring Pilot for CHF Patients >>> Read more . . .

Emotional Connectedness -- The Healthcare Connection

New startup Emota's 'emotional networking technology', now under development.

01/14/2010

The virtual doctor's visit -- aging studies don't tell much about its inevitability

Wait, wait, don't tell us. If we are patient, media reports will enable us to fully catch up with attitudes about technology in 2006. No, despite many of them in this blog, that's not a typo. So virtual doctor's visits were recently discussed in a NY Times article that I posted - "Are Doctors Ready for Virtual Visits? -- in which the answer was a definitive "no" based on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  >>> Read more . . .

As US ages, health care must change

Elder boom requires fundamental change in care delivery.

12/31/2009

Tracking Vital Signs with Smart Phone Apps

Using a smart phone app to track vital signs.

12/22/2009

Shared medical Visits Gain in Popularity

Group visits make routine appointment schedules more avaiable.

12/18/2009

Tunstall receives clearance to market Wireless Telehealth Monitor in USA

04/30/2009

30-04-2009 - Tunstall receives FDA 510(k) clearance to market Wireless Telehealth Monitor with built-in GSM/GPRS Mobile Phone Technology in USA

San José, California, April 30, 2009 – Tunstall Healthcare has announced the launch of its RTX3371 telehealth monitor - an interactive telehealth device with in-built GSM/GPRS mobile phone technology that collects vital signs wirelessly from a range of external devices such as weight scales and blood pressure cuffs. >>> Read more . . .

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