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New Standard for Clinical Trial Data

A number of organizations from the pharmaceutical and IT communities are putting their collective heads together at the OASIS, www.oasis-open.org , open-standards consortium to develop a machine-readable content-classification standard for the interoperable exchange of clinical trial data through content-management systems.

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Startups Head to White House

Startups are quickly becoming the lifeblood of the connected-device space, as these companies provide a surge of innovation in the market. Now, one startup incubator is heading to Washington, D.C., to take part in a national summit on entrepreneurship.

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In Healthcare, Realtime Data Is Truly ‘Mission Critical’

Realtime information is important in many industries, but none more so than in healthcare. When a sudden change in a patient’s condition could mean life or death, devices and technologies that provide up-to-the-second data to health professionals lends new meaning to “mission-critical data.”

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Advancing Health Services through the Cloud

As consumers, we like to personalize our everyday experiences. We add bumper stickers to our cars, change our ringtones to reflect our mood or personality, and select special backgrounds for our devices. The ability to personalize so many other objects and experiences has made society more anxious for personalized health services. M2M technology can enable more personalized healthcare, and some companies are intent on making this possible.

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Biometrics Redefine Healthcare

Biometrics, such as facial recognition, fingerprinting, iris recognition, and more, is increasingly becoming more common in a number of industries, as a way to capture data about a person’s identity and translate it into a database for a specific action to occur. One such industry using biometrics is healthcare.

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Watch the Adventure in fēnix 2

The newest product from, Garmin, www.garmin.com, the fēnix 2 promises an outdoor experience like never before, with GPS, new training options, and smartphone connection capabilities. The fēnix is all about aiding the user in an exploration, making the journey of an everyday hike more of an adventure.

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Mobile Tech: Room to Grow in mHealth

While many industries are using mobile technology to successfully enhance business operations, the healthcare field is slowly making strides to get itself in the same position. The federal government is taking an active role in mHealth as evidenced by changes to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Meaningful Use. As a result, a rise in the use of mobile technology by healthcare organizations is allowing for improvements in patient care. Although signs of improvement are pointing upward, there is still work to be done.

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AT&T: BYOD to Hospitals, What’s Next?

It’s not far into 2014, but already, some companies are making it clear they will not relent when it comes to pushing the M2M space forward. From enhancing BYOD (bring-your-own-device) and hospital solutions, to supporting the IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem in general, 2014 is clearly not a year to take lying down.

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Wearables Offer Realtime Health Checks

Wearable health and fitness monitors are more than a trend in the connected-health space; they represent the future as more consumers become aware of the value realtime data can add to their lives. As the market for these devices and solutions broadens and diversifies, it’s up to devicemakers and technology providers to discover and deliver the experience and the formfactor consumers will respond to most.

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Facilitating Senior Independence

Many seniors find themselves placed into nursing homes, or living with an in-home care provider once they pass the point of caring for themselves. It’s a sticky situation in which most of these folks lose a sense of self by becoming dependent on others for their wellbeing. Essence, www.essence-grp.com, a home-care solution provider, will soon release its new Care@Home solution.

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New Standard for Clinical Trial Data

Startups Head to White House

In Healthcare, Realtime Data Is Truly ‘Mission Critical’



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