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Philosys, a company based in New York City, received European CE Mark approval for its Gmate SMART glucose meter, an iPhone/iPad attachment that is the world’s smallest glucometer. The meter uses the iOS device via the headset jack as the interface to display results and track readings. It would seem that the same glucometer should also be compatible with other smartphones as long as an appropriate app is developed.
Philosys is currently looking to partner with cell phone firms to help distribute the Gmate SMART and hopes to have it’s device available to European customers by the end of the year.
Patient portals provide more than just convenience for consumers, they can actually drive revenue to your healthcare facility. This article...
The core of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is helping people get health insurance, beginning next year. That will be relatively simple for.
Arkansas Times (blog) Refusing Medicaid expansion will cost lives Arkansas Times (blog) As the new Republican majority searches for excuses not to take $700 million a year in annual federal support and provide health security for hundreds of...
A shortage of dentists spurred Minnesota to license dental therapists, and several other states may follow suit, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, a health plan in rural South Dakota and Minnesota is hiring Native American healers as consultants.
With all the debates, discussions, and analyses that have followed passage of the health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act, one provision that would have been controversial—if it was recognized—has ...
Given that most of the physicians currently in Congress are conservative Republicans, it may not be a surprise that physicians in the House of Representatives voted 12-3 against the recently passed fiscal cliff legislative package.
What's in store for 2013? More money for doctors and kid care are coming as part of the Obamacare health care reform law.
Working-age adults with disabilities account for a disproportionately high amount of annual emergency department visitors, reports a comparison study from National Institutes of Health researchers.
From frank talk about death to inspirational advice on how to make the most of life, the speakers at TED will make you think differently about getting older.
Companies this year need to decide what to do about health benefits for their workers, in light of the federal law that kicks in next Jan. 1. Employers are considering a range of steps to limit their expenses.
From cancer treatments to new devices to gene therapy, a look at six medical innovations that are poised to transform the way we fight disease
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Hospitals lose billions in reimbursements under last-minute Congressional deal to avert fiscal cliff tax hikes and spending cuts.
Safety-net hospitals are more likely to receive monetary penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a recent study by the Commonwealth Fund.
As part of the fiscal deal, a scheduled cut in Medicare physician payment rates was postponed -- but its 10-year price tag is being borne by other health care players, especially hospitals.
Health insurance is an important component to human welfare, and in exchange for the insurance mandate we can be assured that an accident or sudden illness likely won't send us into bankruptcy. Moreover, the 2006 reform ...
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There were a few charts that made the radar this year. In some cases, the data is older than 2012, but all too often, the data hasn't really changed or improved with age. First up is our National Healthcare Expenditure (NHE).
The California congressman lost his seat this fall. Stark has been part of almost every piece of health legislation enacted while he was in office. The 113th Congress will be the first one in 40 years to convene without him as a member.
When most of us think about the medical approach that dominates in Western countries, we tend to view it as scientific and therefore as neutral, not influenced by social or cultural processes.
A measure of humility is in order. Just as a gene sequence is not a drug, information is not a cure. Getting there will take patience, persistence, money and aligned interests.