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Smartphone applications may be an effective treatment tool for millions of patients suffering from depression, according to a study published in World Psychiatry. The study examined the safety and effectiveness of mobile apps in patients with various forms of depression.

Pediatric patients and their families using telemedicine for sports medicine appointments are able to save time and money, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Researchers have developed a prototype software application using Google Glass to deliver social-skill coaching to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Findings were published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) when telemonitored and receiving personalized therapy adherence messages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Fitbit and Dexcom are partnering to develop a comprehensive health and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) smartwatch to assist individuals with diabetes in managing the chronic disease.

 

Recent Headlines

Breaking Down The Walls of Home Health IT

As hospitals start looking at how to break down the walls between acute and post-acute care, CMIOs would do well to consider the experience of Cleveland Clinic, a pioneer in building health IT bridges across the continuum of care.

Avnet introduces new vendor-neutral archive for medical imaging Avnet Technology Solutions has launched new service offerings to assist in the storage and management of medical images for EHRs, and will allow its partners in the U.S. and Canada to offer vendor neutral archive solutions through its healthcare solutions practice--Avnet HealthPath.
ANSI approves RFID standard for tagging medical devices The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the Health Industry Business Communications Councils new standard for using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags for medical products.
UltraRAD releases next-generation DICOM archive Medical image and information management technology developer UltraRAD of West Berlin, N.J., has released the latest iteration of its DICOM archive, UltraArchive 3.0.
Lexmark updates RFID for laser printers Lexmark International has introduced an update to its radiofrequency identification (RFID) ultra-high frequency technology for the firm's T654 monochrome laser printer.

Philips unveils new vital signs monitor Philips Healthcare has released SureSigns VS2, which offers clinicians a spot-check monitor for use with neonates, as well as pediatric and adult patients.
KLAS: Providers seek vendor-neutrality for enterprise image management
Many hospitals are considering new vendor-neutral solutions for archiving and accessing medical images to avoid being locked into closed, proprietary software, according to a report from market research firm KLAS.
EU's wireless health IT market widens European healthcare is increasingly becoming digitized and there is growing need to develop and deploy sophisticated information systems. However, a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan suggests that wireless health IT has yet to be fully explored by the healthcare industry.
SIIM: Amicas showcases enterprise content manager Amicas, a developer of image and information management solutions, showcased its Amicas Enterprise Content Manager, a vendor-neutral archive solution, at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
CoActiv inks reseller agreement CoActiv Medical Business Solutions has entered an agreement with NY Imaging Service of Newburgh, N.Y., for the distribution of its Exam-PACS, Exam-Vault Quad-Redundant Archiving and related digital image management products throughout the New York and Northern New Jersey regions.

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