Mike Miliard

January 5, 2011
ZyXEL Communications, a broadband access provider, has announced a strategic partnership with MyGlucoHealth, an integrated telehealth solution, for improving the management of diabetes. Together, the two firms will offer a joint communication technology to simplify the uploading of data and improve remote monitoring. ZyXEL’s Smart Home Gateway (SHG) mobile wireless router will be integrated with...
January 4, 2011
InterSystems Corporation has partnered with Spectrum Health, the not-for-profit Michigan health system, to launch a new smartphone app that provides access to personal health information via the provider’s MySpectrum Web-based patient portal. The InterSystems Ensemble rapid integration and development platform enables the data aggregation and gathering of patient information across the Spectrum...
January 3, 2011
GE and Intel announced Monday that their joint healthcare initiative will be called Care Innovations, and that the company is operational starting today. Care Innovations will develop technologies that support healthy, independent living at home and in senior housing communities. The go-live of Care Innovations follows the success of the healthcare alliance between Intel and GE, first...
December 16, 2010
InfoLogix, Inc., a provider of enterprise mobility and wireless asset tracking solutions for the healthcare industry, announced Thursday that it will be acquired by Stanley Black & Decker for approximately $61.2 million. Stanley's addition of InfoLogix helps bolster its healthcare growth platform, bringing an established provider of mobile workstations and asset tracking solutions into the...
December 13, 2010
WellDoc, which develops technology solutions to improve chronic disease management and reduce healthcare costs, announced Monday the first integration of a clinically-tested mHealth coaching platform with an electronic health records system. The integration of the WellDoc DiabetesManager solution into an EHR will streamline and enhance patient care by combining a best-in-class patient coaching...
December 6, 2010
As it seeks to expand its suite of clinical solutions for unified patient information management (UPIM), NaviNet, the biggest healthcare communications network in the country, has acquired Prematics, a provider of mobile care management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition, which comes just months after the two firms announced a partnership to provide health plan data...
December 2, 2010
A new white paper from HIMSS Analytics, sponsored by Lantronix, surveyed 825 healthcare organizations to explore the progress of interfacing medical devices with the EMR. Recording and charting changes in vital signs has been identified as one of the core areas that will be measured for meaningful use incentives. The white paper details progress on these efforts, and finds that just one-third of...
November 24, 2010
3M Health Information Systems and IQMax have expanded their strategic agreement to develop new mobile solutions that improve physician workflow, streamline revenue cycle processes, and provide instant access to critical information to support patient care. The agreement will bring increased value to physicians with advanced mobile applications that help them capture more accurate and complete...
November 22, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics has announced a new service that provides Web-based remote monitoring follow-up services for patients with pacemakers. The new service, which was made available to cardiology practices in beta in August, is the first large-scale service of its kind in the United States. Pacemakers are a critical part of treatment for patients with a wide range of heart conditions, and...
November 12, 2010
Microsoft has announced a new suite of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. There are more than 50 applications listed in the health and fitness section of the marketplace, including OptumizeMe, a health challenge application from OptumHealth, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group that it blends healthier living with fun, entertainment and social networks; users can set up health and fitness...