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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...
By Brian Dolan August 19, 2009
A study set to be published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that mobile phone-based telemonitoring of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) has the potential to reduce frequency and duration of heart failure hospitalizations. The study also included a caveat that ensuring elderly patients, in particular, could use the mobile phone-based service's user...
By Brian Dolan August 19, 2009
The market for remote patient monitoring is set to achieve double digit growth in North America, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, so long as successful payment strategies are implemented. Last year the remote patient monitoring market made more than $98.2 million, but the market could top $428.6 million by 2015. Frost points to direct reimbursement as one type of payment...
By Brian Dolan August 19, 2009
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14 -- The implementation of successful payment strategies enables the North American home healthcare and disease management markets for remote patient monitoring to achieve double digit growth in the traditionally mature patient monitoring space. The single largest factor for growth in this highly mature market is the increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease (CD...
By Brian Dolan August 19, 2009
One of the drivers often cited as an impetus for wireless healthcare is the shortage of primary care doctors. While there is no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a primary care doctor, some mobile health tools can act as "health coaches" that can help keep patients following their care regimens, which could result in fewer visits to their doctor's office. USA Today recently had a...
By Brian Dolan August 18, 2009
While investigating potential security holes in wireless pacemakers, Kevin Fu, software engineer and assistant professor of computer science at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has created a prototype "heart-attack machine," according to a MIT Technology Review report. Fu spent nine months de-constructing the "matchbook-sized microchip and antenna coil" that connects the latest generation...
By Brian Dolan August 18, 2009
Healthsense's eNeighbor remote monitoring system aims to help those taking care of friends and family with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Developed with grants from the National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Healthsense's eNeighbor system is based on battery-operated WiFi sensors that include pressure sensors in beds to detect when a...
By Brian Dolan August 18, 2009
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.--Families in Ohio and Pennsylvania who use Healthsense's state-of-the-art eNeighbor® remote monitoring to help care for elderly relatives with Alzheimer's disease or dementia say the technology has enabled them to keep their loved ones safe at home for longer and delay placing them permanently in secured memory care units. They also credit the Healthsense technology with...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet announced another successful quarter as revenues for the company totaled $1,945,000, a 244 percent increase over last year. The amount includes $1,625,000 in revenues from the company's $40 million five-year worldwide license and revenue share agreement with AllOne Mobile. The company also brought in $1.6 million in revenues from its AllOne Mobile...

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