The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) held a public meeting on April 3, and with 150 people in attendance there was no shortage of opinion about how government agencies should execute comparative effectiveness research. Some $1.1 billion of the approved...
Acquisition expands GE Healthcare’s Home Health business, will accelerate development of technologies for care of seniors
IFEZ, GE Healthcare, BRC Join Hands to Establish ‘GE Global Ubiquitous Health Research and Development Center’December 29, 2009 8:57 am | by General Electric | Comments
Global Public-private Technology Collaboration Aligns with GE healthymagination Initiative
Stimulus Simplicity Program Adds Interest-free Purchasing Option for Centricity Business Revenue Cycle Management Solutions
A group of California artists wants Mexicans and Central Americans to have more than just a few cans of tuna and a jug of water for their illegal trek through the harsh desert into the U.S. Faculty at University of California, San Diego are developing a GPS-enabled cell phone that tells dehydrated migrants where to find water and pipes in poetry from phone speakers...
Federal Register: Guidance for Industry on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in Medical Product Development To Support Labeling ClaimsDecember 29, 2009 8:54 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments
This document describes how FDA reviews and evaluates patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used to measure treatment benefit in medical product clinical trials.
Federal Register: Meeting: Incorporation of New Science Into Regulatory Decisionmaking Within the Center for Devices and Radiological HealthDecember 29, 2009 8:53 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments
The purpose of the public meeting is to identify strategies and means for incorporating new science into the regulatory decisionmaking process within the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
The head of mobile phone operator O2 has apologized to customers in the British capital who were unable to make calls after the group's network was swamped by people using smart phones such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
[UPDATED 12/23/2009] Recall classified as Class I. Nationwide recall due to stretching or fracture of the sheath during use.
FDA recommends blankets and other products not be used in magnetic resonance [MR] conditional or MR compatible environments
Recall expanded from November recall of 5 lots due to reports of moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Posted 12/28/2009
Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company's other products also violate the Finnish phone maker's patents. Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging Apple's iPhone, iPods and computers all violate Nokia's intellectual property rights.
As the world begins to emerge from the economic malaise of 2009, consumer demand for TVs continues to improve. Total TV shipments in Q3’09 were up Y/Y on a unit basis for the first time in a year, and DisplaySearch now expects that global TV revenues will rise Y/Y in Q1’10—the first time in 6 quarters.
Top policymakers will address key technology issues at the 2010 International CES with government officials slated to speak, including Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2010 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, is scheduled January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas.
High-tech security scanners that might have prevented the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a jetliner have been installed in only a small number of airports around the world, in large part because of privacy concerns over the way the machines see through clothing.