Effort to Repeal Device Tax Leaps Forward
The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday became the first congressional panel to sign off on Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen’s top legislative priority, a bill to do away with an Affordable Care Act tax on sales of complicated medical devices set to take affect next year.
Former NBA Star Backs Device Industry
Why There Hasn't Been a Homerun mHealth App
The mobile health movement has generated huge buzz over the last several years with its promise of bringing better, more personalized care at a cheaper cost to a wider number of engaged consumers. So it’s only natural to wonder if and when mHealth will give birth to its own Instagram. It hasn’t happened yet but it’s “a...
Body Area Networks Hit the Big Time
These tiny electronic devices, which can be implanted or worn externally, can remotely monitor the heart, glucose, pulse and other vital data via a PC, and, more recently, through a wireless network. For mobile applications, the wireless chips themselves fall into a loosely defined category called body area networks (BANs). BAN has been talked about...
Some interesting medical devices were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. Telehealth shows benefits in dermatology.
A Roundup of Mobile Health Products at CES (Pacific Coast Business Times)
Defense Department's Telehealth Center Launches Site for Military Kids (ModernHealthcare.com)
Dermatology Patients Experience Better Care via Telehealth (MobiHealthNews)
Last week's Question of the Week asked about the state of venture capital for medical device startups. While we've heard a lot lately about the dearth of VC funding for device companies, today's New York Times has a story about where that money is going.
While they might be holding back from investing in device companies directly, the Times says venture capitalists have emerged as an ally in the...
This week, the industry continues its drum beat for device tax repeal, and a medical device incubator opens a new facility in Massachusetts.
Industry Continues to Call for Device Tax Repeal (Sacramento Bee)
About One-Third of Healthcare Organizations Have Interoperability Between Devices and EMRs (CMIO)
A Massachusetts Medical Device Incubator Opens its New Facility (UMass Lowell)
This week, one investment research firm sees a strong second half of 2011 for medtech stocks. Also, Could Omar Ishrak save the medical device industry?
Investment Research Firm Sees Potential for Medtech Stocks in Second Half of 2011 (MASS DEVICE)
AdvaMed Report: Device Tax Will Result in 43,000 Job Losses (Star Tribune)