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March 22, 2013 4:52 pm

FDA aims to change the way it monitors safety of defibrillators

The FDA has proposed new rules aimed at improving the safety and reliability of automated external defibrillators, like this one on a commuter train near Boston. AEDs treat patients suffering from sudden cardiac arrest by shocking the heart back into a normal rhythm.

June 6, 2012 12:01 pm

Online Technologies Doctors Love: Age Matters (InformationWeek)

In some respects, physicians are technological trend setters. For example, 62% of physicians are now using iPads or other tablet computers, while just 19% of U.S. adults have tablet computers. But within the physician community, there are sharp differences in technology adoption. A new study shows that in regard to Internet technologies, these differences are related to physician demographics rather than to professional variables such as specialty, practice setting, or the number of patients they see per week.