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Cleared by the FDA, this is the handheld cordless device that lets you monitor your heart’s rhythm without requiring a trip to the doctor’s office. The monitor uses four integrated sensors–not uncomfortable electrode cables–that provide an instantaneous EKG reading simply by holding the unit in one hand and pressing it against the palm of your other hand. It displays an accurate EKG and heart rate on its 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ monochrome screen, along with an easy-to-interpret emoticon that indicates a normal or irregular heartbeat. The lightweight, portable unit can monitor multiple users and its internal memory stores up to 200 30-second data records. Data may be uploaded to a PC using the USB cable provided, and the included software for Windows 7 and Vista maintains a record of your heart’s health over time.

Source:  Hammacher

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8 Medical iPhone Apps You Should Prescribe to Your Health Care Professional

iphonemonitor  8 Medical iPhone Apps You Should Prescribe to Your Health Care Professional

It’s a safe bet that one of your doctors has an iPhone. But what you may not realize is that he or she is using it as part of your overall treatment. From reading APGAR scores to x-rays, there is a fascinating array of health-care tech available in app form. Some are created by savvy developers, while others are built out of necessity by the doctors. Currently, the FDA has no over-arching regulation in place for mobile medical apps, despite the fact that they have indicated in the past that under certain circumstances the iPhone may be considered a medical device and therefore regulated as one, according to a report by Brian Dolan on Mobihealthnews.

“Many medical imaging software applications are considered medical devices and, as such, are regulated by the FDA,” says Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “FDA regulations mandate that rigorous processes must be followed during software development, productization, and maintenance.” Dedicated resources, domain knowledge and familiarity with standards allow companies such as Merge to speed up the submission process, but approval varies by product and the process to get an app to market, as outlined on the FDA’s Web site, is a rigorous one.

Source:  Fast Company

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The AirStrip OBSERVER Suite of Products

Thanks to the innovations of AirStrip Technologies, state-of-the-art remote healthcare surveillance is now a reality at hospitals nationwide.

The AirStrip OBSERVER Suite™ is a collection of robust, dynamic software solutions that are setting a new standard of care – affording healthcare providers in a variety of practice areas anywhere, anytime access to critical information that can improve patient safety and strengthen communication between healthcare professionals.

The AirStrip OBSERVER Suite includes AirStrip OB™, AirStrip CARDIOLOGY™, AirStrip CRITICAL CARE™, AirStrip IMAGING™ and AirStrip LABORATORY™. AirStrip OB is already FDA cleared and the other applications in the suite are in advanced stages of development. The Suite offers the latest remote healthcare surveillance technology across multiple healthcare disciplines. For more information on the specific features and functionalities of the products within the AirStrip OBSERVER Suite.

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