Archive for the Category ◊ Healthcare IT ◊

• Monday, March 10th, 2014

MolecularHealth Expands its Footprint with New Office in Boston Metro Area THE WOODLANDS, Texas & NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MolecularHealth announced today that it has opened a new office in the greater Boston metro area, at the Riverside Center in Newton, Mass. Run by Chief Commercial Officer Laura Housman, the Boston location will house members of […]

• Friday, January 17th, 2014

Google Inc. sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with federal regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses. The meeting included at least four Google workers, some of whom have connections with Google X – and […]

• Monday, November 25th, 2013

A staggering 80% of pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals now access work documents on the go. Yet in the absence of a safe file sharing alternative, 90% are resorting to unauthorized, free file sharing services, according to a new report released by Workshare. The report titled “Workforce Mobilization” is based on more than 5,000 responses from a range […]

• Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Siemens AG (SIE), Europe’s largest engineering company, will buy back as much as 4 billion euros ($5.4 billion) of shares as Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser bets that an efficiency push will boost profitability next year. Siemens, which today reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates, intends to raise its profit margin to about 10 percent […]

• Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Medtech giant Medtronic says that it’s keeping an eye on the cybersecurity landscape, taking action on newly discovered vulnerabilities and inviting third parties to help keep medical devices safe. Minnesota medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) over the weekend issued a new manifesto on cybersecurity, promising to keep a close eye on its devices and take action on any […]

• Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

When gathering information on the experiences of cancer patients, future clinicians and researchers may turn to blogs, social media and online forums. The internet offers cancer patients a rich source of news and information, as well as providing a platform for patients to share experiences, offer support and discuss their needs. The resulting patient-led discussions form a […]

• Monday, October 14th, 2013

Researchers compare battery life in active implanted defibrillators, reporting that Boston Scientific’s devices have more durable batteries than implants from St. Jude Medical or Medtronic. Medical device maker Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) touted a new study proclaiming the reliability of the batteries in its implanted defibrillators, which bested devices by Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) in a clinical study. Researchers examined nearly […]

• Wednesday, October 09th, 2013

The Planeta Imaginario Foundation has launched an enhanced version of iSEQUENCES. This educational app for children with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome enables them to practice 100 different sequences about everyday situations. All this is taught by the character Tatus and his friends. The new iPad version has new configuration options to better adapt the app […]

• Friday, October 04th, 2013

Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. A smartphone app in development will track users’ individual patterns of eating and binge eating behavior and alert them at times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is […]

• Wednesday, October 02nd, 2013

Just weeks after receiving honors as the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Baxter International Inc. has laid off nearly 100 employees at the site. Company officials confirmed Thursday morning the layoffs, but insisted the facility remains integral to its operations John O’Malley, spokesman at the Deerfield, Ill.-based company (NYSE:BAX), said in an email response that […]