Rady Children's Hospital

By Jonah Comstock August 7, 2013
Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled...
By Neil Versel November 1, 2012
We've heard talk for years about patient engagement, but not a whole lot of real progress. Mobile technologies are about to change that, with a substantial boost from Stage 2 of the "meaningful use" EHR incentive program. To meet Stage 2 requirements, starting in 2014 (or the second year after initially getting to Stage 1),  providers must share patient records with affiliated hospitals and...
By Brian Dolan July 20, 2009
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the use of a wireless pill camera, like Given Imaging's PillCam, in its current generation, is not as effective as a traditional colonoscopy procedure.  PillCam is an alternative to endoscopy, which requires the insertion of a long tube into a patient, a procedure that often necessitates sedation. PillCam's camera...
By Brian Dolan March 17, 2009
If you're a fan of the television show House, you may have already heard of Israel-based Given Imaging's PillCam. However, Joshua Devine, a high school sophomore who lives near San Diego, became one of the first to actually swallow the 1-inch long, plastic capsule that contains a tiny wireless camera at Rady Children's Hospital.  PillCam is an alternative to endoscopy, which requires the...

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