Information technology

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Philips’ computed tomography (CT) solutions suite has just been granted 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for low-dose lung cancer screening.
Online technology support companies can offer round-the-clock support and troubleshooting on medical devices, like mechanical ventilators.
Philips Respironics has received 510(k) clearance for Care Orchestrator, a cloud-based clinical management software application that connects the company's portfolio of sleep and respiratory care products.
BD has signed a definitive agreement to sell 50.1% of its Respiratory Solutions business to Apax Partners, as part of a plan to form a new, joint venture in the respiratory space.
3B Medical has selected Vodafone to deliver a global mobile solution to the reporting of sleep efficacy and compliance data from their line of Luna CPAP devices.
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The free PneumoVaccines app, which helps healthcare providers determine when a patient requires a pneumococcal vaccine, has received positive reviews by healthcare technology experts.
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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has officially launched AASM SleepTM, a new telemedicine platform to increase patient access to board-certified sleep doctors and sleep centers.
USC and UCLA are collaborating on a smartphone app and cloud services platform that will predict the probability of a child’s future asthma attack and provide personalized risk management advice.
The FDA has issued a draft guidance that outlines important steps for medical device manufacturers to monitor, identify, and address post-market cybersecurity risks.
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AiCure has raised $12.25 million for its novel medication adherence platform that uses smartphones to monitor a patient's usage.
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Cohero Health and ProCare Rx will offer a joint respiratory disease management service designed to increase medication adherence and reduce exacerbations in asthma and COPD patients.
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The new Alveolar Gas Tutor app is designed to help with ventilator management and critical care medicine.
RT magazine's annual Buyer's Guide is now available for 2016. Included in the guide are over 200 company manufacturers and distributors of respiratory, emergency medicine, critical care, and sleep products.
COPD app
Aeri Health and the Lung Association have announced a partnership as well as the launch of a mobile app called the Aeri COPD app.
CAIRE Inc has begun early sign-ups for its FreshAire customer portal on the tradeshow floor of the 2015 Medtrade Fall Conference in Atlanta.
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New research reveals significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections and surgical ICU mortality rates after the implementation of electronic health records.
A tablet version of Pulmonx's Chartis Pulmonary Assessment System will improve patient screening for its emphysema treatment, Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) therapy.
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The app will provide the parent/caregiver with the information and the tools they need to track their child’s progress and manage their appointments.
The reason why many doctors find electronic health records (EHR) difficult to use might be that the software wasn't properly tested, researchers suggest.
Smart inhalers are part of a new wave of digital technology designed to improve the management of lung diseases.