July 21, 2009
FDA OKs St. Jude wireless implant: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted St. Jude Medical approval for its its Accent RF pacemaker and Anthem RF CRT-P, which feature secure, wireless transmission of data that the clinician or a home monitor can track. St. Jude claims its system is unique as an "integrated system of pacing devices with wireless telemetry from implant through...
July 20, 2009
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the use of a wireless pill camera, like Given Imaging's PillCam, in its current generation, is not as effective as a traditional colonoscopy procedure.
PillCam is an alternative to endoscopy, which requires the insertion of a long tube into a patient, a procedure that often necessitates sedation. PillCam's camera...
July 17, 2009
CallMD Selects A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia for Its Innovative Physician Service
A.D.A.M. today announced that CallMD, the premier website for instant access to medical advice, diagnosis and treatments from a nationwide network of licensed nurses and physicians, has licensed the A.D.A.M. Multimedia Encyclopedia and Symptom Navigator for its new website. CallMD has also joined the inaugural...
July 16, 2009
Cisco, UnitedHealth ramp up remote doctor visits: Insurance company UnitedHealth said it will use Cisco's HealthPresence in a nationwide program to enable doctors to treat patients remotely. The companies aim to create a nationwide network to enable video medical imaging, audio communication and health record information exchange between remote locations like retail stores, office settings and...
July 16, 2009
Intel has added cellular wireless and residential phone service connectivity to its Intel Health Guide, which is Intel's remote patient monitoring offering. Up until now the system only supported connectivity through cable/DSL broadband. Intel now counts Providence Life Services, Spectrum Medical, and ProActive Healthcare among its clients for the Health Guide.
According to the company, the...
July 14, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Biotel Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BTEL) today announced that CardioNet has advised Biotel that it is terminating the Merger Agreement with Biotel due to a failure of Biotel to comply with the terms of the agreement. Biotel believes it has complied with all terms of the agreement and that CardioNet’s claim is without merit and inconsistent with...
July 14, 2009
It's been a tough couple of months for wireless arrhythmia monitoring company CardioNet: The company has terminated its plans to acquire Minnesota-based Biotel, which has its own cardiac arrhythmia monitoring business, an experienced design and development team plus manufacturing capabilities that were set to support CardioNet's growing business. The deal was originally pegged at $14 million but...
July 13, 2009
CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. - CardioNet (Nasdaq: BEAT), announced today that on Friday, July 10, 2009, it received a letter from Highmark Medicare Services stating effective September 1, 2009 Highmark was adjusting its reimbursement rate for MCOT services to $754 per service. This reimbursement change affects all providers covered under CPT Code 93229.
Randy Thurman, Chairman, President and CEO of...
July 10, 2009
SAN DIEGO - DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) today announced the appointment of Eric Topol, M.D. as a member of DexCom’s Board of Directors. Dr. Topol is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, a National Institutes of Health funded program of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium. In 2009, he was named the Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine....
July 10, 2009
Continuous blood glucose monitoring company DexCom has appointed Dr. Eric Topol to its board of directors.
Topol also serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Founding Member and Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Board Member of Triage Wireless and was on CardioNet's Scientific Advisory Board previously. DexCom looks to be the first wireless...