Connected Health

By Jonah Comstock February 23, 2017
Connected health has arrived, almost. In a talk this week at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Partners HealthCare VP of Connected Health Dr. Joseph Kvedar talked about how far advances like telemedicine and remote patient monitoring have come, how far they still have to go, and how the industry can clear the final hurdles between today’s early adopters...
By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2017
Carolinas HealthCare System Vice President of Information and Analytics Services Pamela Landis introduced the MyCarolinas tracker program at HIMSS 2016, just about a year ago. At the Digital and Personal Connected Health event at HIMSS today, Landis revisited the ongoing program and shared data and results from some small pilots at the hospital.  MyCarolinas Tracker is an app that lets patients...
By Jonah Comstock January 3, 2017
American Well and EarlySense have partnered to make telemedicine visits available to users of EarlySense's bed-based sleep sensor. The service is related to EarlySense Live, the long-awaited home use version of the the Ramat Gan, Israel-based device maker's signature product. "One of the key attributes of a superior telehealth experience is how informed the physician is about the patient in front...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2015
While interest in remote patient monitoring is very high and various kinds of programs are being deployed, the market is still maturing in many ways, according to a new report from Chilmark Research. “Despite the broad interest in these new models of care, it is clear that this market is in its very early stages of maturity,” Chilmark writes in the report, entitled Migration to Connected Health...
By Jonah Comstock May 6, 2015
Indianapolis-based pharma giant Eli Lilly is opening a new drug delivery and innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Construction will begin immediately, with the center opening by the end of the year for a planned staff of 30 scientists and engineers. Eli Lilly Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications Edward Sagebiel said one Eli Lilly executive will move to...
By Brian Dolan October 27, 2014
A state-side example of video comms with MDs: Verizon Wireless Virtual Visits Around 4.7 million people in Europe were using some kind of connected care system by the end of 2013, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The research firm includes traditional telecare, next-gen telecare, and telehealth systems in its report, which includes 30 countries in the region. The growth of...
By Brian Dolan April 25, 2014
Five years ago this month, Scripps Health's Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric Topol began a speaking tour about the potential of digital health at a mobile industry event in Las Vegas. One of his presentation's key slides, which would become a fixture of his talks for the next two years, listed the top ten opportunities for digital health. In April 2009 MobiHealthNews called these Topol's Top Ten...
By Aditi Pai January 6, 2014
The wellness products market generated around $3.3 billion in 2013 and will increase to more than $8 billion in 2018 through product sales and software and service revenues, which is a 142 percent growth, according to a new report by Consumer Electronics Association in conjunction with Parks Associates. Device manufacturers sold more than 40 million wellness products in 2013, according to the...
By Jonah Comstock December 9, 2013
A survey from Intel suggests that 57 percent of people worldwide believe hospitals will be obsolete at some point in the future. The survey of 12,000 people from eight countries, conducted in August, asked adults 18 and older a variety of questions about the personalization of healthcare, home health management, and sharing of health data. In general, acceptance of personal monitoring in...
By Brian Dolan July 26, 2012
In May GigaOm published its first ebook, called Connected Health: How mobile phones, cloud and big data will reinvent healthcare, written by longtime digital health scholar and consultant Jody Ranck. Within the book’s more than 200 pages is perhaps the most comprehensive and studied analysis of connected health that I have had the pleasure to read. MobiHealthNews has long been a fan of Ranck’s...