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By Brian Dolan May 11, 2011
Telecom services provider Verizon recently signed a deal with Healthsense to co-market the remote monitoring company's services to senior living communities that have Verizon's FiOS fiber optic network installed. Verizon FiOS offers telecom services including high-speed internet and television. Healthsense's WiFi-based home health services include health care alerts to caregivers, medication...
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2011
In the short three months since 2011 began already investors have announced or disclosed to the SEC nine investments in various mobile and wireless health startups. More than a year ago we tallied up the 15 venture capital deals announced during all of 2009. Clearly investment in mobile health and interest has come a long way since then -- this year also saw the planned launch of Rock Health Fund...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2011
BL Healthcare announced last week that Verizon Investments had participated in its recent financing round. MobiHealthNews has learned that BL raised about $2 million in the round, but whether others participated is still unclear. BL Healthcare announced a partnership with Verizon in April 2010 to build an ecosystem of applications for BL's platform. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2011
Mobile operator Sprint has announced a partnership with BL Healthcare, a remote health management services company, that sees the operator providing 3G connectivity to BL's telemedicine devices. BL announced a similar deal with Verizon Wireless last year and also announced an expanded partnership with Verizon Wireless for its high definition touchscreen devices at the Consumer Electronics Show...
By Brian Dolan October 20, 2010
AirStrip Technologies has partnered with Sprint to offer hospitals a bundled solution comprising of Sprint's "clinical grade" in-building coverage enhancement along with AirStrip's remote monitoring applications. AirStrip's AirStripOB and other applications will also be available for use on two new Sprint Android handsets running on the operator's 3G and 4G networks. “We... understand the...
By Brian Dolan August 11, 2010
Last year was a big one for mobile health. By mid-year especially spirits were high and many companies made mobile health related announcements, deals, launches and the like. Here's a run-down of three big stories (about Verizon, Google, Vitality) that took place one year ago this week in a new MobiHealthNews segment we call Mobile Health 20/20. Verizon Wireless helps subscribers get in shape...
By Brian Dolan May 19, 2010
The American Telemedicine Association's 2010 event in San Antonio, Texas just wrapped up yesterday. Here's a roundup of deals, studies and product launches from the event: Two-thirds of US care providers use telehealth: Health care delivery in the US will change dramatically as care providers adopt telehealth technology, according to a new report conducted by Intel and released at the ATA 2010...
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
Here's a deal that Steve Linke, Associate Director Open Development at Verizon Wireless hinted at last month at MobiHealthNews Presents, Everywhere Healthcare: Verizon Wireless announced an "initiative" with BL Healthcare, a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients....
By Brian Dolan April 1, 2010
Following up on the discussion from our Everywhere Healthcare event in Las Vegas, this week MobiHealthNews takes a look at the role wireless carriers or operators play in wireless health. Should you expect a Verizon branded glucometer any time soon? Will carriers like AT&T begin stocking connected health devices on their store shelves? The carriers say: No. Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and AT...
By Brian Dolan December 29, 2009
According to MobiHealthNews' year-end report, there were 15 venture capital investments announced during 2009 and 11 of them were for wireless remote patient monitoring start-ups. The remainder included a start-up working on a converged platform for physicians-patient communications, a smartphone app developer focused on fitness games, a call-in physician consultation service, and a tablet-based...