Neil Versel

January 26, 2011
By Neil Versel While many in mobile health look at ways to get personal monitoring devices into the home to help manage diseases, several figures with deep backgrounds in trauma care are trying to commercialize a system to prevent death from heart attacks and stroke. Central to this effort is Roger Lee Heath, an inventor and entrepreneur who holds dozens of patents including for the technology...
January 19, 2011
By Neil Versel It’s time for a reality check in mobile and wireless home health, specifically in the area of body sensors. And this bit of buzzkill comes from someone at the forefront of the field, namely Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare System in Boston. “Most of the time, I write from the perspective of a technology vision that includes...
January 19, 2011
While mobile geeks and tech pundits everywhere debate whether version 2.4 of the Android operating system will be called “Ice Cream” or “Ice Cream Sandwich” (hasn’t anyone bothered to ask David Lee Roth?), my guess is that people on the front lines of mobile healthcare are more excited about things like the smartphone-based ECG. I’m betting that this is true not only in the West, but in less...
January 12, 2011
By Neil Versel Last week, Intel and GE Healthcare formally launched Care Innovations, their joint venture to promote the telehealth technologies of both companies and develop new products intended to help the elderly and chronically ill live independently. Leading Care Innovations as CEO is Louis Burns, formerly the general manager of Intel’s Digital Health Group. In an interview with...
January 12, 2011
By Neil Versel The aging of tech-savvy baby boomers who want to retain control over their own lives will lead to greater adoption of wireless and mobile health products, helping to reposition healthcare around patients, a new report says. But advances may not be sustainable without a fundamental shift in the way healthcare is paid for and unless there is a greater social foundation to encourage...
January 6, 2011
By Neil Versel With the new year comes a new beginning for me as Contributing Editor to MobiHealthNews. On alternating weeks, I’ll be offering my hopefully insightful commentary on this fascinating world we call mobile health and interviewing newsmakers. I’ll also be providing regular news coverage. Another sign of the turning of the calendar: The proliferation of recaps of the year just...
January 5, 2011
By Neil Versel The long-awaited venture between GE Healthcare and Intel officially launched this week. Called Care Innovations, the 50/50 joint venture will concentrate on developing monitoring and information technologies to allow people with serious health conditions to live independently rather than be institutionalized in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Care Innovations...