Cms medicare to cover apps used for cgm

by Ramona Socher

June 21, 2018

CMS: Medicare Will Cover Smartphone Apps Used in Conjunction With Approved CGM

Medicare will soon cover smartphone apps used with approved continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for diabetics, according to a statement released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read more Insulet Wins FDA Approval for Omnipod DASH Insulin Management System “CMS heard from numerous stakeholders who shared their concerns that Medicare’s CGM coverage policy […]

Fitbit ace for kids

by Sam Draper

June 21, 2018

With Fitbit Ace For Kids, Fitbit Now Has Fitness Tracker For Every Member of the Family

With the announcement of Fitbit Ace, geared towards kids this week, Fitbit now has a health-tracking smartwatch for every member of the family. The Ace is meant to be used by kids 8 and up. The decision goes well with research showing that’s the age when kids tend to become more sedentary. In many ways […]

Financial incentives in ischemic heart disease patients

by Sam Draper

June 20, 2018

Financial Incentives, Wearable Tracker Increase Physical Activity in Heart Patients

Patients with ischemic heart disease who used wearable trackers and received financial incentives for meeting physical activity goals had significantly more steps with sustained effects compared to their counterparts who just had the device, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more iBeat Announces New Funding for Wearable […]

Micro molding micro batteries for business

by Sam Draper

June 20, 2018

Micro Batteries and Micro Molding Solutions for Your Business

From fitness trackers and smartwatches to AR/VR headsets, designers are continuously searching for innovative methods to reduce system activity and power consumption. At the same time an IC or microchip can function as an oscillator, amplifier, counter, timer or microprocessor for these devices. The companies listed here provide solutions for micro molding, micro batteries and […]

Insulet Omnipod dash

by Sam Draper

June 20, 2018

Insulet Wins FDA Approval for Omnipod DASH Insulin Management System

Insulet Corporation has announced that its Omnipod DASH Insulin Management System has received 510 (K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clearance will allow Insulet to market Omnipod DASH in the United States, though Insulet has announced that it will start roll-out through a limited market launch for the first six […]

Fitbit is Trying to Transform Healthcare

by Sam Draper

June 19, 2018

How Fitbit is Trying to Transform Healthcare, While Transforming Itself

With the launch of its first product, the Fitbit Tracker, Fitbit has gained a foothold in healthcare. Since its launch in 2007, the San Francisco, CA-based company has been producing activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other […]