Blog Profile / Medical Connectivity


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Filed Under:Medical / Healthcare IT
Posts on Regator:107
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Archived Since:April 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Usability Heuristic Test of Mobile Fitness Application

I just finished a master’s in healthcare informatics and through that process learned quite a few things.  I am planning a series of blog posts (three or four) that highlight several of the papers I wrote that might be of interest to readers of this blog.  The subjects will cover usability of a popular mobile […]

The Healthcare Messaging Conference & Exhibition

Venue and dates secured! Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30, 2017 in Boston Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School This site has a great auditorium and breakout rooms for the three tracks of presentations and post-conference workshops we have planned. There are over 30 speaker slots planned covering many of the big messaging use cases […]

An Explanatory Framework for Comparing Health Care Messaging Systems

Comparing features and capabilities between various health care messaging solutions requires an understanding of how messaging systems do what they do and a common vocabulary so you can talk about it with others. And because health care messaging is a growth market with first or second time adopters, there is not yet a widely accepted […]

Housekeeping: Update on Comments

Due to a sustained brute-force password attack on this site’s administrative panel, I have turned off post comments for the time being. As always, you can email me at any time with your question, comment or inquiry. All of the 800+ comments made on the site up to now are still there, and will remain […]

Innovation Hotbed: Interstitial Markets in Healthcare

Much of the tech innovation occurring in health care is happening in interstitial markets. Yet some of the innovators or their prospective customers are not fully aware of interstitial markets or their impact. We’re going to define interstitial markets, look at why they’re a big deal, and discuss how you can apply this newfound knowledge. Health […]

New Conference on Health Care Messaging

Planning has begun for the inaugural Health Care Messaging Conference. A search is underway for a venue, and once that is secured, the dates for the conference will be finalized. Produced by Satish Kavirajan of The Center for Business Innovation, the conference will occur some time around October or November of this year (2017). To my knowledge, […]

Health Care Messaging Use Cases

Leading Messaging Use Cases Secure messaging is a hot topic with many health care providers. The term secure text messaging implies person-to-person messaging, and there is a real need for this as witnessed by the early adoption of these systems. But there are many more messaging use cases beyond simple secure texting that offer as […]

FDA to Address Cybersecurity at Workshop

Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic in healthcare with several areas of concern. These include the theft of personal health information from a provider’s database, using ransom wear to extract payment from providers without actually...Show More Summary

Eight Questions Every Prospect Needs Answered Before They Buy

When making a considered purchase, like most high tech products in health care, buyers have to feel comfortable about making the purchase decision. These prospects need to know certain things to feel comfortable making a commitment to you and your product. In mature replacement markets, buyers already know the answers to all or most of […]

DocBox Introduces New Open Clinical Decision Support Platform

While reading a couple of articles in the healthcare IT industry, several statements stood out as they highlighted some of the issues with EHRs, the data they collect, and how useful that data is to clinicians.  In a recent Healthcare IT news article Dr Anders of Medicomp stated with regard to his desire to follow […]

Sussing Out SaMD

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is terminology under the aegis of a work group of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) of which the FDA is a member. SaMD is distinct from software in a medical device although “in” these days may have a looser meaning closer to is a part of.  The notion that […]

Muddy Waters Alleges St Jude’s Devices Vulnerable to Cyberattack

On August 25, 2016, Muddy Waters Research (MWR) published a report titled, MW is Short St Jude Medical, claiming that St Jude Medical’s (STJ) connected cardiac rhythm management products should be recalled due to exceptionally poor data...Show More Summary

How to Eliminate Innovation Obstacles

Innovation — whether in business, technology or health care delivery — is about figuring out how to do something in a new and better way. To succeed we must overcome challenges and obstacles, and one of the most common challenges is the unknown. Fortunately there are methods and tools for gaining most of the knowledge necessary […]

When Does Regulated Software Need a New 510(k)?

A ubiquitous characteristic of software is that it often undergoes numerous changes after it is first released for general use. These changes may be to fix things that were never right in the first place, or to provide new features and/or greater security. If the software is a “medical device”, or part of a medical device, […]

The Best Way to Prepare to Text Physician Orders

How We Got Here Back in May 2016, the Joint Commission (JC) issued an update in their Perspectives publication describing their new position on allowing the secure texting of physician orders. (You can download a PDF of the update here.) This update reversed a position the JC laid out in 2011, “…stating that it is not acceptable […]

How to Ensure Operational Support Keeps Up with Product Innovation

The business delivery system (BDS) for a company includes all of the operational resources, services, policies and procedures used by the company to generate sales, and successfully install, service and support the company’s systems....Show More Summary

FHIR in Action – How Well Does It Work?

 Two years ago, I was at eHealth week in Athens, Greece, and stumbled upon several other Americans who represented the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) touting Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a standard that would help move healthcare interoperability forward more quickly than what we have seen over the last few decades. FHIR […]

Advice from the FDA on Medical Device Data Sharing

Among the many forms of data flow that might occur from a medical device is direct to the patient. This received some notoriety when a patient wanted to access the output directly from their own implanted device. They had to do battle with the device manufacturer who claimed among other things that the FDA would […]

From Pilot to Policy: Lessons from e-Health Deployed at Scale

As mentioned in previous posts, the United4Health project was intended to test the deployment at scale of mobile health solutions and to integrate those telehealth services as part of the standard of care. Participants took this to heart and used the project to help tackle larger issues of policy, funding, technology, resources and overall workflow. The […]

Case Study: Sensor Selection for Remote Monitoring

In a previous blog post, I highlighted general principles for implementing and scaling systems to support remote monitoring of chronic conditions, namely congestive heart failure (CHF), Diabetes Mellitus (Type II Diabetes) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  In this blog post I will focus on COPD as a case study for the development, implementation and […]

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