LDTs Discussed on the Hill

Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health http://energycommerce.house.gov/subcommittees/health recently held a hearing recently to address FDA’s issuing of draft guidance documents that would fundamentally alter the regulatory landscape for the review and oversight of LDTs.This draft document has raised legitimate concerns about whether FDA can or should use guidance to promulgate a new regulatory approach. (more…)

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Contact-Free VMA Monitors Patients

Sensiotec Inc. www.Sensiotec.com, www.twitter.com/Sensiotec  an innovator in biosensor and digital health technology and WellStar’s http://wellstar,org Center for Health Transformation http://centerforhealthtransformation.org (CHT) have agreed to accelerate the commercial adoption of the first FDA-approved contact free monitoring platform referred to as the Virtual Medical Assistant® (VMA). (more…)

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State to Receive BIP Funds

The State of Pennsylvania has been approved for federal funding through the “Balancing Incentive Program” www.balancingincentiveprogram.org (BIP) created by the Affordable Care Act. The $94,260,252 federal matching funds received through BIP will help the Commonwealth expand Home and Community-Based Long Term Services and Support www.aging.state.pa.us (HCB LTSS) with the goal to improve the LTSS delivery system. (more…)

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mHealth Technology for LMICs

NIH and participating Institutes have issued Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-028.html titled “Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries”. (more…)

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QuantuMDx’s Prototype Handheld Lab

At the TEDMED 2014 Conference, QuantuMDX Group announced the successful production of their first fully-integrated sample-to result working prototype of Q-POC™, a handheld lab that delivers a DNA-based medical diagnosis in minutes. The device is due for commercialization in 2016. (more…)

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Gathering Data on Wounds

Today, if doctors really want to see if a wound is healing they will need to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that may further injure an already injured patient in order to find detailed information on a small area of the wound. (more…)

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