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Cardiac Patients will Benefit from Digital Health Technologies


Cardiovascular disease, specifically sudden cardiac death is the number one killer in the USA and most westernized countries. Many of the technologies which have been developed to address the problems of cardiac diseases have centered on expensive devices such as … Continue reading

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Can an EHR Save Your Life?


    Every year it is estimated that 400,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the number one cause of death, in the USA.   There are usually no warning signs or symptoms. This is different than a heart attack, a … Continue reading

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Crowdsource-derived Data for Post-Market Surveillance of Drugs and Medical Devices


Recently,Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley, with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Herb Kohl (D-WI), introduced the bipartisan Ensuring Safe Medical Devices for Patients Act. It requires the FDA to issue a Unique Device Identifier rule by the end … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physicians Don’t Want Patients to Have Their Cardiac Device Data


There is a groundswell of discussion concerning patients demanding to have direct access to data derived from their implantable defibrillators and pacemakers. I have discussed in other articles why patients deserve their data and the benefits derived thereof.  There are … Continue reading

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Data from Implantable Defibrillators and Pacemakers: The World’s Best Kept Secret


       The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, states that patients have a right to their electronic health record including test results.  Implantable defibrillators and … Continue reading

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