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9 Tech Innovations For Your Health

Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
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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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2/2/2012 | 10:19:40 PM
re: 9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Definitely some good stuff here!

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