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FDA Device Surveillance to Tap App

FDA Device Surveillance to Tap App | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
The FDA is creating a largely automated surveillance system to monitor safety of high-risk medical devices, and has authorized a cellphone app for doctors to simplify reporting deaths and injuries to the agency.
Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

"There's an app for that."  Physicians are often criticized for not doing a better job reporting adverse events and this is largely because the method for reporting to the FDA has been burdensome and difficult. An easy to use reporting strategy from a smartphone will increase my reporting dramatically.  The speed of reporting and analysis by FDA for actionable items should be significantly shortened.

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Mobile App: Pocket First Aid & CPR from AHA

Get Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

An app that could save a life.

Screen shots on emergency first aid and CPR.

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The Misfit “Shine” – Next Generation Activity Monitoring - The Doctor's Channel

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Designing a Car That Takes Your Pulse, Senses If You're Ill

Designing a Car That Takes Your Pulse, Senses If You're Ill | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
Could a car that knows when you are stressed or ill save you from having an accident? Auto makers are stepping up efforts to find out.

A number of big car manufacturers are accelerating research into equipping vehicles with so-called biometric sensors that would keep tabs on a driver's vital health signs, including pulse, breathing and "skin conductance," aka sweaty palms. When that information is fed into the computers that manage a car's safety systems, it could enable a vehicle to better react to whatever challenges the road and traffic dish out.

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Health Devices at a Glance

Health Devices at a Glance | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

The infographic presents different heath devices.
88% of physicians want their patients to monitor health parametrers at home inclusding weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, exercise, calories, pain and sleep.
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Infographic from Misfit Wearables developers of highly wearable sensor products and services for wellness and medical applications Check out the other infographic pages in the series (the large left and right arrows on each side of the page), there’s a lot of interesting info.

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Heart rate monitor in a mirror

Heart rate monitor in a mirror | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment: More efforts to develop connected health for consumers. Will this be valuable? Probably not since a mobile health option that allows heart rate assessment at times throughout the day would be more valuable for assessment in health and disease.

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New high-tech mirrors are melding with digital components to act as health-monitoring devices that measure vital signs, in-shop equipment to try on clothes virtually and displays to keep track of news and information. 

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Grapevine beats online: Web ratings aren't key in choosing doctor

Grapevine beats online: Web ratings aren't key in choosing doctor | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Geography and physician referral still top the Internet when it comes to patients' healthcare choices, but insurance coverage is by far the biggest driver when it comes to parents choosing a doctor for their children, according to a new national survey.

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

This is very sobering for enthusiasts of online rating since this survey is for selection of pediatrician. The population of "choosers" being tested here is largely young mothers who have a very high penetration of internet use and may be using digital sources of the grapevine (like Facebook) over the rating services.  I w ould think the reported effect would be even more pronouned if tested in a population of senior citizens.

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Moblile App for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: Framingham Heart Age

"Because of your high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and smoking, you have the cardiovascular system of a 68 year old man. Let me know if you want address this."

Get STAT Framingham Heart Age on the App Store. 

Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

The Framinham Risk Score (FRS) is well known.  the score helps divide risk into high medium and low risk of having a heart attack (myocardial infarction) over the next 10 years.  The developres of teh FRS subsequently develped the Heart age which adds predictionof other cardiovascular risks including congestive herat failure and peripheral arterial disease.  Its useful and hopefully motivating as a fist step for patients who are interested in understanding their risk.

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Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits => A challenge for Connected Health?

Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits => A challenge for Connected Health? | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment:  Should patients be given open access to data from implanted devices such as pacemakers and ICDs?  In a world of personalized medicine patients can titrate therir activity and diet and medication use to physiologivc parameters.  But who is to blame if it doesnt go well and there is patient harm?  Doctors? Device manufacturers?  Patients?

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The U.S. has strict privacy laws guaranteeing people access to traditional health files. But implants and other new technologies—including smartphone apps and over-the-counter monitors—are testing the very definition of medical records..

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Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker

Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

For those who want a new option for tracking activity. A new option with great promise.  It can even be used to track activity while swimming (don't try that with your smart phone).  It's about the size of 3 stacked quarters.  It's iPhone compatible and synchs with the iPhone by laying it on the screen.  No wireless, no cables. How they do that?

This new technology is for those looking for connected health #cHealth that is seamless (hence wearable) and provides meaningful data that can be used to track health and fitness parameters longitudinally.

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Smartphone images measure up to desktop views in neurology study

Smartphone images measure up to desktop views in neurology study | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have given a boost to telemedicine proponents with the publication of a new study that highlights smartphones' efficacy and quality in capturing medical images to evaluate stroke patients.  The study, published in the September issue of Stroke is the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network, according to Mayo Clinic officials.

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iPhone set the bar for smartphones in healthcare

iPhone set the bar for smartphones in healthcare | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Take Away Message:  The growth in apps for the iPhone that will help monitor and connect patients is growing astronomically. The iPhone's technology package: image quality and computing power,  has allowed this development.  Security remains a concern.

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