blood pressure cuff

By Aditi Pai April 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston will pilot iGetBetter's apps to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement. The pilot will target patients that have heart disease, specifically those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). “There is a great need for innovative approaches to relieve symptoms for patients with hypertrophic...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2014
Correction: A previous version of this article said the original Withings Blood Pressure Cuff connected via the headphone jack, not the charge cable. French connected health and wellness device company Withings has announced two new products planned to launch in 2014: a Bluetooth-enabled update of the company's upper arm blood pressure cuff and a two part sleep tracking system. The sleep system...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2013
When the news first broke back in March of the Health eHeart Study, a University of California in San Francisco study leveraging mobile health apps and connected consumer medical devices in an effort to track and monitor 1 million people in real-time, MobiHealthNews identified several of the devices being used in the study from publicity materials. One of those companies, San Francisco-based...
By Jonah Comstock December 13, 2012
The smartphone is often seen as a big driver of the trend toward self-tracking and self-monitoring. But not everyone has a smartphone. While some people who track without smartphones do so in their heads -- what Pew's Susannah Fox described as "skinny jeans trackers" -- others could benefit from lower-tech monitoring solutions. And some of the people who most need to monitor health data like...
By Brian Dolan August 18, 2009
While it has yet to rule on whether PHRs should be covered under HIPAA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted 4-0 and issued a final rule that requires certain "Web-based businesses" to alert consumers if there is a security breach of their electronic health information. If 500 or fewer consumers' health information is breached, then the health service provider must alert the consumers...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2009
Partners Healthcare system in Boston announced plans to spin-off a start-up that "gives patients the tools to be their own doctor" beginning with a wireless blood pressure cuff for at-home and on-the-go monitoring. The start-up is tentatively called "Connected Health" for now. The initial product just finished a pilot with EMC. The cuff allows users to upload their blood pressure information to...