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Recently cleared by the FDA, the Telcare BGM blood-glucose meter helps with diabetes care by sending readings directly from the smartphone-sized monitor over T-Mobile's network to an online, Web-accessible database that patients can share with their physicians. Bethesda, Md.-based Telcare says it is the "world's first" cellular-enabled glucometer. An available iPhone app allows for mobile management.
Created by physician entrepreneur Dr. Jonathan Javitt, the Telcare BGM hit the market this month at a list price of $150, significantly higher than a traditional glucometer. Discounts are available with a subscription to purchase Telcare test strips.
Javitt told InformationWeek Healthcare that the Telcare database can connect to electronic health records and personal health records. Interoperability is important to him; Javitt chaired the health committee of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee during the George W. Bush administration, which produced a 2004 report that paved the way for the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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