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By MHN Staff July 20, 2009
BiancaMed announced today that it has received an additional €6 million funding. This new capital will allow the company to expand its core team, accelerate the launch of several innovative consumer products with existing ‘go-to-market’ partners targeting the wellness space, and continue the development of clinical products targeting unmet needs in areas, such as sleep apnoea screening and...
By Brian Dolan July 20, 2009
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced last week plans to temporarily halt 45 IT projects that are either behind schedule or over budget to assess whether the VA should continue pursuing them. The VA determined using its Program Management Accountability System (PMAS) that the projects had missed some of their customer delivery dates and therefore probably had issues that needed to be...
By Brian Dolan July 20, 2009
BiancaMed, a Dublin, Ireland-based developer of monitoring technology for sleep apnea diagnosis and other sleep or breathing related conditions, has raised €6  million ($9.8 million) in its second round of venture capital. The company's technology includes contact-free wireless sensors for heart rate and breathing. Seventure Partners led the latest investment round with return investors ePlanet,...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By MHN Staff 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...
By Brian Dolan July 17, 2009
ADAM recently announced that CallMD, a website that offers medical advice, diagnosis and treatments, has joined the Medzio Mobile Health Network and will be included in the network's free iPhone application. The Medzio app, which launched earlier this year at the Health 2.0 event in Boston, combines symptom navigation, first aid info, GPS-enabled local listings for care centers (with maps and...
By MHN Staff July 16, 2009
Intel Health Guide Enables Personalized Care Management at Home Through Video Conferencing, Vital Signs Collection, and Customizable Content SANTA CLARA, Calif.–Intel Corporation today announced additional connectivity options along with new customers for the Intel Health Guide, reflecting increased momentum for Intel’s next-generation remote patient monitoring solution. In order to give payers...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan July 15, 2009
It's been more than four years since Qualcomm first announced its plans to help launch a healthcare-focused mobile phone service, called LifeComm. Qualcomm and its (still) undisclosed partners recently decided that it was time to pull the plug on LifeComm after failing to raise additional third party funding, mobihealthnews has learned from an anonymous source. A circa 2007 mock-up of a LifeComm...

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