MHN Staff

By MHN Staff 04:18 am October 23, 2012
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP Until now, the mHealth industry has experienced relatively few patent infringement conflicts, and little or no litigation instituted by non-practicing entities. But these trends may be disrupted within the next few years.  Companies in the medical device, computer, networking, and communications industries are all patenting in the mHealth...
By MHN Staff 06:46 am June 20, 2012
By Bradley Merrill Thompson Mobile apps seem all the rage in the pharmaceutical industry.  According to the website InPharm, there are presently over 100 of them publicly available. Based on what I'm hearing from pharmaceutical companies directly, that's only a small number compared to the apps in development. Recently there's been a debate going on in the UK about whether pharmaceutical apps are...
By MHN Staff 03:21 am June 7, 2012
Dr. Mohit Kaushal By Dr. Mohit Kaushal and Blair Levin In the 1920’s, the government dedicated wireless spectrum to enable broadcasting for a new medium: radio. In the ‘40’s it did so with television, in the ‘60’s with satellites and in the ‘80’s, it enabled a one-to-one form of communication by dedicating spectrum to cellular phones. Now the government is dedicating spectrum for a...
By MHN Staff 04:07 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Venture capitalists have begun to see interest in leveraging wireless healthcare technology from different quarters, including Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, retailers and even PepsiCo. Explaining why PepsiCo was participating at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this Wednesday, Physic Ventures partner Andy Donner said the company...
By MHN Staff 03:42 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Misfit Wearables, the wearable computing start-up with $7.6 million in funding, founded by Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar, co-founders of AgaMatrix, and former Apple CEO John Sculley, has kept mum on what it's developing. During his presentation at the WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week, Vu didn't reveal any secrets, but rather...
By MHN Staff 02:57 am May 24, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan David Sayen, regional administrator for the western states with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recalled meeting Rob McCray, president and CEO of WLSA back in 2006 when the iPhone was not even out yet: "Rob talked about wireless technology and I wondered 'what's this guy talking about?'" Sayen recalled during his keynote...
By MHN Staff 06:11 am June 17, 2011
By Adam H. Greene, JD, MPH, former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT, now a partner in the Health IT/HIPAA practice of Davis Wright Tremaine. Once you have established that your mobile application is going to be subject to...
By MHN Staff 03:15 am June 16, 2011
By Adam H. Greene, JD, MPH, former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT, now a partner in the Health IT/HIPAA practice of Davis Wright Tremaine. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security,...
By MHN Staff 07:17 am May 9, 2011
WLSA Co-Founder, President, CEO Robert McCray By Robert B. McCray, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance convenes its 6th annual WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week. In 2005 WLSA was the first organization to focus exclusively on the convergence of communications technology and healthcare, based on the founders...
By MHN Staff 05:49 am April 8, 2011
By Judy Meehan, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Tragically, in the U.S. approximately 28,000 babies die before their first birthday, despite a volume of science around behaviors that improve a baby’s chances for a healthy birth and opportunity to thrive. Text4baby was developed to deliver evidence-based health information to the women who need it most: the 1.5 million...