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Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »

IT execs see rising need to achieve interoperability

Interoperability efforts for electronic health systems in the U.S. are mired in mediocrity. That’s the assessment of Donald Rucker, MD, the country’s National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Rucker graded the nation’s interoperability at, well, less than average. In fact, Rucker told representatives that… Read More »