remote patient monitoring

By Brian Dolan February 23, 2015
Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a "strategic alliance", called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to Reuters. As part of the announcement Cox...
By Jonah Comstock February 19, 2015
iGetBetter, a Sudbury, Massachusetts-based company that aims to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and post-discharge patient engagement, has raised $1.1 million from undisclosed private investors. The investors were a mix of private angels and members of the company's management team according to the company. This brings the company's total investment to $2.6 million...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2015
The FDA approved its first fully remote clinical trial in 2012, but that attempt, by Pfizer and Exco InTouch, ended up folding and plans for a mulligan never came to fruition. Now Sanofi is backing another attempt at a fully remote trial, this time in Europe. Scotland-based eClinicalHealth will run the trial, called the VERKKO trial. "This whole mechanism of doing studies in this manner is being...
By Aditi Pai February 9, 2015
New York City-based Force Therapeutics raised $1.7 million in a round that the company started September 2013, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to date to $2.2 million. Existing investors include former OpenTable CEO Thomas Layton; former CEO of Revolution Health and TicketMaster, John Pleasants; and FiveW Capital Managing Member Randall Winn. The company raised...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2015
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions raised $1 million from undisclosed investors, the company's COO Rohan Udeshi told MobiHealthNews. This brings the company's total funding to $1.8 million. The company's product, PatientConnect, aims to help providers prevent costly patient readmissions by engaging them with a tablet-based program. The hospital provides patients with a cellular-enabled...
By Jonah Comstock December 22, 2014
Vital Connect's HealthPatch, which partnered with LifeWatch last month Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has received FDA 510(k) clearance for LifeWatch VSP (Vital Signs Patch), the company's adhesive patch for remote patient monitoring. "Being small in size, easy to affix, comfortable to wear and far less restrictive and cumbersome than numerous wired devices currently used,...
By Jonah Comstock December 16, 2014
Ambre Health CTO and co-founder Brek Wilkins One of the biggest complaints about healthcare, one of the biggest pain points that digital technology promises to solve, is that data sits in silos, so that even if a piece of data could help a patient, it might not be in the hands of the doctor who needs to see it. Ambre Health, a recently formed startup out of Oklahoma State University (OSU),...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
HealthInterlink's Beacon 2.0 Skaneateles Falls, New York-based medical device company Welch Allyn acquired the assets of Omaha, Nebraska-based remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink. “The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” Welch...
By Aditi Pai December 4, 2014
Providers are using a lot of health technology, but they aren't using enough technology to interact with patients, Boston Children's Hospital CIO Naomi Fried said at a MassTLC healthcare conference in Boston this week. "There’s a continuum when you think about digital...pure digital vs. pure patient-doctor interaction," Fried said. "I think where we are on the spectrum right now is way too...
By Aditi Pai December 3, 2014
Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Healthcare Transformation Lab Eric Isselbacher The key to patient engagement is educating the patient so that the doctor-patient relationship resembles a partnership, according to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Eric Isselbacher.  But, he added, there are still many other challenges to engaging patients with digital tools. Isselbacher and Blue...