Fitbits and other wearables may not accurately track heart rates in people of color

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.

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FDA Issues Recall For Medtronic mHealth Devices Over Hacking Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration says two mHealth platforms used by those living with diabetes, the Medtronic MiniMed 508 and Paradigm Series insulin pumps, could be hacked and remotely controlled to deliver dangerous doses of insulin.

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Remote Attacker Could Manipulate GE Healthcare Medical Devices

GE Healthcare anesthesia and respiratory medical devices have a firmware vulnerability that could endanger patients by enabling a remote attacker to silence device alarms, alter time and date records, and change the gas composition.

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8 ways smartphones are being used as medical devices

Smartphones are quickly gaining the capabilities to make patients’ homes an extension of physicians’ offices, facilitating access to timely medical care. Technological advancements in the phones are enabling them to take higher-resolution photos and deliver better sound quality, suggests Christy Marks-Davis, senior director of marketing for CareCentrix, a company that works with providers and payers to support care of patients in their homes.

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New Non-Profit Aims to Develop Digital Medicine Research, Standards

The Boston-based Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) has attracted a strong array of telehealth and mHealth executives as it moves to define digital medicine and create evidence-based standards.

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How Technology is Addressing SDOH

Social determinants of health (SDOH) has become one of the biggest buzzwords in healthcare. In the quest to provide more complete care—and lower healthcare costs—stakeholders across the healthcare industry, are realizing that treating a patient doesn’t have to begin or end in a hospital.

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Healthcare plays catch-up on adopting disruptive technologies

Big data has been making waves across the entire business sector and almost entirely transforming the way things operate. Construction and development, information security, retail, entertainment and e-commerce have all been changed irrevocably by big data, management and cloud computing technologies. However, healthcare has been slow to adopt these innovative solutions.

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