TechnoNews

October 23, 2009
Jill taylor

In the midst of the news regarding swine flu vaccinations (or not) and healthcare reform (or not), I actually ran across snippets with regard to technology that might be of interest.

In the midst of the news regarding swine flu vaccinations (or not) and healthcare reform (or not), I actually ran across snippets with regard to technology that might be of interest:

Israeli company KarmelSonix Ltd was recently granted FDA clearance for a product called the Wheezometer, which, despite its kitschy name, is a real-life medical device designed to analyze and quantify wheezing for asthma monitoring and management. If you don’t what to peruse the company website, you can read a succinct product summary on MedGadget. The Wheezometer is available to patients in the US through their healthcare professionals.

Ever heard of healthcare connectivity? Me, either. However, a healthcare insurer in the Northeast has announced it will reimburse doctors for online consults using McKesson’s RelayHealth solution. Also reported in Healthcare IT News is Atlanta’s Grady Hospital for adopting a web-based emergency preparedness solution for managing the anticipated swine flu caseload. Perhaps web is the direction we’re all headed for, reform or no reform?

And because we’re talking connectivity, I’d be amiss if I didn’t point out Gizmodo’s rundown of new products recently released by Apple. Overall, Mac fans should be pleased.