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  • Medical devices you can use a home have many advantages:
  • Faster diagnosis of problems
  • Cheaper diagnosis of problems
  • Monitoring over time to provide a more comprehensive picture of your health
  • Collaborative with your medical professional for improved outcomes
  • Better dose management
  • Quantitate evidence of therapeutic outcomes
Adapted from "Connected Medical Devices", by Brenda Bell.
Some devices which can connect to your smartphone.
Blood Pressure Monitors
Pulse oximeters
Peak flow meters
Holter monitors
Portable EKGs
Pedometers and Heart-Rate Monitors
Insulin pumps
Cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators
Outpatient/portable intravenous medications

Wireless - Blue Tooth, Near Field Communications (NFC)
Cable - USB, iOS cable, Audio port

Logging and Management:
Local programs
 - Proprietary to device/manufacturer
 - Open data systems (pre-alpha)
Telehealth systems (HCP-owned/monitored)
 - Multiuser/HCP versions of device-associated software
 - Clinical software for healthcare providers
Personal health records (PHRs)
 - Microsoft Health Vault
Electronic health records (EHRs)
 - HCP/insurer-owned and operated

iDoctor: Could a smartphone be the future of medicine - NBC News - Rock Center
Connected Medical Devices - Brenda Bell

Medtronic, World Leader in Medical Device Technology and Therapies
Welcome to Alere - A leader in Healthcare Management
Products - Philips
Supported OEM Devices - medapps.com

Blood Pressure Monitors: Homedics | Withings | Omron

Microsoft HealthVault

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last updated 18 Nov 2009