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Colbert lampoons Proteus digital pill

Last week, I was the first to have the story that Proteus Digital Health, formerly known as Proteus Biomedical, got de novo FDA 510(k) clearance for its ingestible “chip on a pill,” intended to promote medication adherence. National media have since picked up on the groundbreaking news.

Last night, the product became the subject of parody, courtesy of Stephen Colbert.

 

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At least Colbert’s version featured a wireless tablet computer.

August 9, 2012 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.

Eric Dishman needs a kidney

You all know Eric Dishman. He’s the director of health innovation and policy for Intel’s Digital Health Group, and a regular speaker on the health IT circuit. He did a podcast with me last fall on the topic of connected care management.

You probably haven’t seen him at too many events of late. That’s because he’s very sick and is in need of a kidney transplant. In fact, he’s still seeking a donor, a healthy person with Type O blood. Read this for more information. Let’s see if we can’t crowdsource him a kidney — and a new lease on life.

August 1, 2012 I Written By

I'm a freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health IT, mobile health, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance.