remote patient monitoring

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...
By Aditi Pai November 24, 2014
Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company InfoBionic raised $17 million in a round led by Safeguard Scientifics, which now owns 20 percent of the company. Other investors that participated in the round include Excel Venture Management, Zaffre Investments and existing investors Mass Medical Angels (MA2), Broadview Ventures, TiE, Beta Fund, Boardwalk, Launchpad Venture Group,...
By Jonah Comstock November 20, 2014
WellStar Health System, the largest nonprofit integrated delivery system in Georgia, has made a strategic investment in Atlanta-based non-contact patient monitoring company Sensiotec, the monitoring company announced at an event in Atlanta on Wednesday. Although the exact financials of the equity deal were not disclosed, CEO Robert Arkin told MobiHealthNews the amount was in the seven-figure...
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 Aditi Pai October 22, 2014
Springfield, Illinois-based Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has launched a pilot program to examine how nurses and physicians can integrate the Apple Watch into the medical group's Advanced Medical Home program. HSHS' Advanced Medical Home program, which has a total of 1,100 patients, uses nurse navigators to offer specialized care to high-risk patients with chronic diseases. While the...
By Aditi Pai October 14, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor. The telemedicine market, which according to BCC Research is comprised of "telehospital" and "telehome" technologies, is expected to reach $43.4 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent, according to a recent report from the firm. According to BCC, the telehospital market refers to "services that are provided within or between...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2014
Philips has unveiled a prototype system, consisting of a wearable sensor and connected software suite, to monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Philips worked with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands to develop the system. The sensor used to demo the prototype was the FDA-cleared HealthPatch sensor from Vital Connect, a peel and stick device that...
By Aditi Pai October 7, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor. A recent report from Kalorama Information has found that the patient monitoring market is worth $29.7 billion globally, up 7 percent from last year. "Replacement of older, low-technology equipment with new wireless or remote units, new connectivity advancements, and demand for reduce hospital stays all contribute to the sales of these systems," Kalorama...

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