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By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
Companies Tackle Increasing Burden of Chronic Disease and Age-Related Conditions CHALFONT ST GILES, England & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--GE Healthcare, a unit of GE (NYSE:GE), and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced today that they have expanded their sales and marketing agreement for the Intel Health Guide to include the United Kingdom. GE Healthcare already markets the Intel Health Guide in...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
Mayo Clinic has partnered with smartphone application developer DoApps to form a new start-up, called mRemedy, which is focused on creating health apps for smartphones. mRemedy's apps will be based on Mayo Clinic's research and services. The first mRemedy app, Mayo Clinic Meditation, launched last week for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. The app, which teaches users relaxation and breathing...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
Nearly one year ago, we reported on Kaiser Permanente's successful pilot program with text message (SMS) solutions provider mobileStorm for appointment reminders. At the time KP announced that the pilot reduced costs and helped patients enough that it planned to roll the service out nationally by year-end. On December 11 Kaiser Permanente officially rolled out its SMS appointment reminder service...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
One in three people 65-years-old and older fall each year, and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year, mostly caused by falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What's more: one in five people die within a year of breaking their hip. Existing devices that aid those who fall enable them to call for help after the fall, in other words, once the damage has been done. Another...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
New Wireless Belt Clip Keeps Seniors Safe, Independent and Always Connected to Caregivers and Family LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 / -- CES 2010, SILVERS SUMMIT, NORTH HALL, Booth # 2909 -- Wellcore Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based company dedicated to developing solutions that promote wellness, safety and security, unveiled today the most advanced, intuitive and affordable Mobile Personal Emergency...
By Brian Dolan January 5, 2010
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox believes that 2010 sees mHealth iniativies "shaping up": "It may still be early days for mHealth to provide a consistent (and significant) revenue stream to operators, but don’t write it off just yet," Cox writes over at Juniper Research's blog. "The launch by Vodafone’s CEO Vittorio Colao of its mHealth business unit could be coming at a time when the mobile...
By Brian Dolan January 5, 2010
The wireless association CTIA put together a series of video interviews and presentations focused on wireless health for their Wonder of Wireless (WoW) series. The wireless health focused segment includes an interview with MedApps, an interview with CTIA President Steve Largent about wireless trends for 2010, a presentation on carriers' needs for additional spectrum because of wireless health,...
By Brian Dolan January 5, 2010
Apple plans to demo its long rumored multimedia tablet device later this month, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources. The WSJ's sources say that Apple plans to ship the product come March but that has not been finalized and may change. The report also speculated that the tablet device will have a 10- to 11-inch touch screen.  One source told the WSJ that...
By Brian Dolan January 4, 2010
According to a report from the Associated Press just before the holidays, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based LifeSync Holdings bought a number of medical patents from Motorola. According to the AP, LifeSync purchased the Besson Patent Portfolio and various other patents that enable wireless monitoring of patients from Motorola. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. LifeSync Holdings...
By Brian Dolan January 4, 2010
Wireless remote monitoring company MedApps announced that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which subsequently led to a CE Mark certification and CMDCAS approval, enabling the company to market its products throughout Europe and Canada. To date, MedApps has secured two FDA clearances, various FCC certifications, AT&T and...

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