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By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
There has been a highly speculative and questionable rumor floating around that Philips is interested in buying wireless cardiac monitoring company CardioNet. The company has had a string of bad news lately as Highmark Medicare Services officially reduced reimbursement for the company's services starting yesterday. CardioNet is also facing class action lawsuits related to the reimbursement cut....
By Brian Dolan September 2, 2009
Inc. Magazine recognized at least one wireless health-focused company as among the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by revenue. eCardio Diagnostics was ranked the 117th fastest growing company in the U.S. with $21.4 million in revenue for 2008 and three year sales growth of 1,424 percent. eCardio was the 11th fastest growing health-focused company in the country, according to the magazine....
By Brian Dolan August 28, 2009
The West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Eric Topol and Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs were just featured on CNBC in a clip about Internet users increasingly accessing the Web from mobile devices. Of course, the conversation quickly changed gears to focus on wireless healthcare: "I liken it to the fact that when you have your cell phone with you all the time you feel connected to your friends and...
By Brian Dolan August 27, 2009
BL Healthcare scooped up $3 million of a planned $5 million investment round, according to Mass High Tech. The company secured the money  through the placement of preferred stock and warrants but the funders remain undisclosed. BL Healthcare developed a platform called TVx, which receives a patient's health information from various Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices in the home and displays the...
By Brian Dolan August 26, 2009
Wireless sensing and communications developer CardioMEMS just announced that it had completed a $22.1 million round of financing. The company said that the additional funds will bankroll its heart failure clinical trial, which was initiated in September of 2007 and is currently taking place in more than 65 heart centers across the U.S. CardioMEMS first announced its heart failure pressure...
By Brian Dolan August 25, 2009
Epocrates' fourth annual Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 1,000 medical students about their technology preferences and habits. Epocrates found that nearly 90 percent of medical students view information available through mobile or online drug and disease references, like Epocrates' own offerings, as "highly credible." Epocrates found that students are four times more likely...
By Brian Dolan August 25, 2009
Fourth Annual Survey by Epocrates Gives U.S. Medical Students Voice on Pressing Issues SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Medical students give the U.S. healthcare system a poor grade and consider technology a ‘must have' for their future practice. These opinions and technology priorities, including mobile reference and electronic medical records (EMRs), are represented in the fourth annual Future Physicians...
By Brian Dolan August 25, 2009
Matthew Connor, a rising junior at Princeton University received a $100,000 grant from Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) to build a more in-depth online portal for his diabetes management iPhone app, Islet, which Connor and his brother launched last September. Islet enables diabetics to record what and how much they eat, their insulin injections, blood sugar...
By Brian Dolan August 21, 2009
By David Doherty Forget about remote monitoring, wearable sensors, NFC/RFID, smartphones, software apps, GPS, mEHR's, video messaging, 3G video calling and SMS. These are part of a wave that is without a doubt advancing, but the evidence of successful mHealth applications can already be found throughout the healthcare system: Urgent Care: For over a decade emergency medical services around the...
By Brian Dolan August 20, 2009
This week 3M unveiled a stethoscope with a built-in Bluetooth radio that aims to enable physicians to detect heart murmurs and other afflictions by sending the data recorded by the device, sending it to a PC and amplifying the sound. The device is known as the Littmann 3200. 3M's previous attempts to move sound data from electronic stethoscope to computers used infrared technology to transmit the...

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