With data breaches on the rise, the FTC is looking to make health apps more accountable for telling patients when their data has been exposed.
The FTC released a new statement specifying that all health apps that capture sensitive patient information notify users, the commission itself and in some cases the media when a security breach has compromised identifiable health data. If the company fails to do so it could face a fine of $43,792 per day of violation. [Read more…] about The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hardens data security rules for health apps and devices
Today we discuss a neurotech patent very relevant to non-contact neuromonitoring sensors (as an alternative to skin-contact electrodes), which may play an important role in measuring brain activity in the near future.
U.S. Patent No. 7,485,095: Measurement and analysis of trends in physiological and/or health data
- Inventor(s): Vladimir Shusterman
- Technology Category: Hybrid
- Issue Date: February 3, 2009
The ‘095 patent describes teachings to address some of the medical treatment problems associated with non-contact sensors, such as electrocardiographic (EGG) and magnetocardiographic (MCG) sensors. [Read more…] about Monitoring physiological and health data via non-contact sensors: Key neurotechnology patent #33
How Device Makers Can Take Healthcare “Beyond the Pill” (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry):
“One thing is clear: Pharma’s commitment to “beyond the pill” has never been so apparent.
Each and every pharma company seems to have formed a division or a strategic team to explore new services around patient compliance, population health data and furthering connectivity for improving patient management… [Read more…] about Trend: Taking health (and brain health) care “beyond the pill”