Healthcare Innovation Bill Establishes Wireless Health Office Within FDA

Rep. Mike Honda, fifth-term senator representing silicon valley, introduces a bill that establishes an official wireless health office within the Food and Drug Administration. The Health Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act (H.R. 6626) directs the FDA to work in conjunction with other governmental agencies to solicit feedback on how to develop a consistent regulatory framework for the wireless health industry. The bill does not expand the FDA’s existing authority over the wireless health industry, nor does it limit recent FCC efforts to establish a framework in this space.

Healthcare Innovation Bill Establishes Wireless Health Office Within FDA

“Currently, our healthcare system works against small-to-large startup entrepreneurs with a multitude of barriers to entry. There is also a lack of an established marketplace for new technologies and a lack of trained workers to handle the implementation and use of these technologies. This bill begins to bridge these gaps.”  – Rep Mike Honda, 15th Congressional District.

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One-Third of Americans Have Plans to Buy Fitness Technology Devices in 2013

According to market analysis by the Consumer Electronics Association, 37 percent of US consumers plan to purchase fitness technology in 2013, this figure is up eight percent from 2011. A deeper look into the numbers shows a 16 percent jump in consumer usage in fitness video games, and a six percent increase in heart rate monitors and body mass index scales. 

One-Third of Americans Have Plans to Buy Fitness Technology Devices in 2013

"Consumers already own devices, such as smartphones, that are capable of being used for exercise and fitness. This year we saw considerable growth in fitness apps. This enables the devices we already own to turn into pedometers, accelerometers and distance trackers." – Kevin Tillman, senior research analyst, CEA.

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Mindbloom and Elbrys Showcase mHealth Interoperability at mHealth Summit

Advocates of the quantified self movement will have some fun new toys to add to their wish lists this Christmas, as Mindbloom and Elbrys showcase an integration API that will allow third-party medical devices to push metric data to Mindbloom applications.

Mindbloom and Elbrys Showcase mHealth Interoperability at mHealth Summit

"The technologies underlying wearable sensors that measure physical activity, sleep and other biometric information have come a long way and we see a massive opportunity to integrate this data into our industry-leading offerings. Elbrys has done the hard work in integrating and normalizing data from popular biometric devices, as well as the more condition specific monitoring devices, and provides access to that data through a single API." – Brent Poole, CEO of Mindbloom.

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VA Partners with GetWellNetwork to Improve Care for Veterans

The VA announces that it will roll out interactive patient engagement solutions from GetWellNetwork across 21 Veterans Affairs medical centers to help improve care for veterans.

VA Partners with GetWellNetwork to Improve Care for Veterans

The VA, which has been an avid supporter of telehealth and mHealth technologies, will turn the television into an in-home patient education system by providing medication information, disease process education, and the GetWellNetwork Interactive Patient Whiteboard, which will give patients a central communication tool to allow them to work collaboratively with the care team.

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HIMSS Releases 2012 Mobile Technology Survey

HIMSS releases the findings of the 2012 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, which compiled the responses of 180 C-level executives from across the healthcare industry.

HIMSS Releases 2012 Mobile Technology Survey

The survey, sponsored by HIMSS and Qualcomm Life, aims to measure adoption changes in the mHealth industry by comparing data with last year’s results. In general, mHealth has made a significant jump in executive support since the release of the 2011 study. The number of executives reporting that their organization had a published mobile health strategy in place nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, with two-thirds of respondents reporting that their organizations had active mHealth policies currently in place.

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