remote monitoring

By Jeff Lagasse August 29, 2017
EarlySense is known for contact-free, continuous health monitoring solutions, and its latest offering is a mouthful: the EarlySense Live Family Health Monitoring Kit with SmartShare. It’s a complex title with a simple premise -- it provides caregivers, such as parents of young children or adults caring for the elderly, with a platform to track and manage a dependent’s health. And this can be done...
By Jonah Comstock February 9, 2017
The gulf between how many Americans say, in a survey, that they would like to use digital health services and how many actually have is still quite large, according to a new survey from Accenture. The consulting firm reached out to 1,501 US consumers and found that, while 78 percent were interested in receiving care virtually, only 21 percent had actually done so. Accenture defines virtual care...
By Heather Mack February 1, 2017
Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions, which makes a remote monitoring platform for cardiology practitioners, has raised $1.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the cloud-based platform that aggregates data from a patient’s implanted cardiac device to their provider. The funding will be used to carry the company through the next year...
By Jonah Comstock December 20, 2016
San Diego-based GreatCall, an aging-in-place tech company that makes both phones for seniors and mPERS, has acquired Healthsense, a Minnesota-based remote monitoring company. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. This is the second major acquisition for GreatCall -- which started out only making smartphones for seniors -- that expands its participation in the aging tech space. GreatCall bought...
By Jonah Comstock August 25, 2016
Home care backend software maker ClearCare has raised $60 million in a round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The company will use the investment to pursue new strategic platforms, the company said in a statement. The company's platform enables home care facilities to manage caregivers and patients. Features include matching clients with nearby caregivers and filling shifts if a...
By Jonah Comstock May 25, 2016
Correction: The original version of this story misstated CardioMessenger's FDA status. It is 510(k) cleared.  Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Biotronik USA, the United States arm of Berlin-based medical device company Biotronik, has announced the launch of an FDA-cleared device that will add more portable cellular connectivity to its pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), and insertible...
By Aditi Pai April 8, 2015
Some 30 percent of health professionals are dissatisfied with the technology their organization uses for secure communication, according to a Harris Poll survey of 955 providers. The survey was commissioned by PerfectServe. The professionals included in the survey were hospitalists, primary care physicians, specialist physicians, hospital administrators, office managers and practice...
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2014
A connected weight scale from AMC Health. A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected...
By Brian Dolan June 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based G-Tech Medical, which is developing a wearable, disposable sensor patch for patients with gastrointestinal problems, has received funding from investor Peter Thiel's nonprofit fund, Breakout Labs. The grant was for $350,000. G-Tech is also looking to raise additional money to fund its next phase of development. G-Tech's patches measure the electrical activity from the...
By Jonah Comstock November 6, 2013
Polycom's RealPresence CloudAxis suite. Video conferencing provider Polycom has partnered with IBM to integrate its RealPresence CloudAxis web-based video conferencing product into IBM's Care Manager software, allowing providers and caregivers who use the software to immediately initiate a video consultation with a patient. Care Manager is part of IBM's Patient Care and Insights platform, a...