remote patient monitoring

By Heather Mack March 23, 2017
Women recovering from breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy may be just fine checking in with their doctors via their smartphone rather than having to visit in person, a small study published in JAMA Surgery suggested.   Surgeons at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto randomly assigned 65 post-operative women to either attend planned follow-up visits with their doctor at one...
By Heather Mack March 7, 2017
UK-based digital health company Inhealthcare is now working with Medway Community Healthcare to provide remote monitoring services to people who are self-managing cardiac health. Using Inhealthcare’s telehealth platform, Medway patients who have been prescribed the anticoagulant Warfarin for longterm use and currently self-test their blood can now manage their condition completely remotely,...
By Heather Mack February 26, 2017
Nokia is set to launch the rebranded Withings suite of consumer digital health tools this summer, including connected scales, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and activity trackers, which will all be under the Nokia name. At the same time, the company will debut the Patient Care Platform for chronic condition management and release an updated version of the Health Mate app, altogether...
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 Heather Mack February 16, 2017
The digital physical therapy, telehealth and patient engagement platform from UK-based Physitrack is getting a boost in users thanks to a new partnership with mobile EHR company drchrono. Tapped directly by Apple under the tech giant’s largely stealthy Mobility Partner Program, the two companies are joining forces to integrate Physitrack’s home exercise program into drchrono’s EHR on the web,...
By Heather Mack February 15, 2017
For people going through addiction treatment, relapses can happen at any time. So, operating off the notion that close monitoring could offer more opportunities for early intervention, two health technology companies are working to leverage remote patient monitoring to offer better care to people with alcohol use disorder. Soberlink, makers of a high-tech, FDA-cleared remote breathalyzer, will...
By Heather Mack February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
By Bernie Monegain January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...
By Jonah Comstock January 9, 2017
PeraHealth, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based healthcare data analytics company, has raised $14 million in first-round funding from Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm.  "PeraHealth is a clinical decision support company. We’re providing patient surveillance tools and systems to hospitals to really monitor patients to catch very severe types of things that can happen to a patient," CEO...
By Heather Mack January 8, 2017
Chicago-based Endotronix has added another $12 million in funding to further development on its wireless, remote cardiac monitor system. The money comes in the form a loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank, and builds on the company’s previous funding of $32 million in July.  The financing will go towards Endotronix’s Cordella Heart Failure system, which consists of a wireless pulmonary artery...