Big news for the first startup shepherded by the West Wireless Health Institute: The FDA has greenlit Corventis' Nuvant system, a mobile cardiac telemetry system. The 510(k) clearance for Nuvant enables Corventis to begin marketing the service in the U.S.
Unobtrusive, Wireless System is User-Friendly to Support Patient Compliance
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox writes that a forthcoming report from the research firm predicts that the number of machine-to-machine and embedded devices worldwide will increase to nearly 412 million by 2014.
Chilmark Research's John Moore set about reading the tea leaves on 2010 a few weeks into this already busy year, and came up with a list of top ten trends to for healthcare IT. Smartphone medical and health apps made it onto the trend list at number five:
According to a report in the Economist, pharmaceuticals company Novartis' $24 million investment in intelligent medicine startup Proteus Biomedical may be just as important in the long run as Novartis' $50 billion takeover of eye-care firm, Alcon.
Huntingon Hospital has inked a deal with Sarasota, Florida-based startup Voalte, to equip its nurses and other point of care workers with iPhones that leverage Voalte's voice, alarm, text message communication platform. Voalté (its name comes from Voice, Alarm, Text) enables healthcare workers to send and receive text messages, make voice calls, and receive critical care alarms all through
Sarasota, FL -- January 18, 2010 -- Cutting edge technology is now increasing the efficiency of nurses at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. Nurses and other point of care workers are now able to receive all of their voice, alarm, and text messages on their iPhones, thanks to Voalté’s first-of-its-kind healthcare application.
MobiHealthNews broke the news last week that the mobile EHR product that came out of Apple's pilot with EMR vendor Epic Systems was an iPhone app called Haiku, but Haiku was not the first EMR to grant iPhone and iPod touch users remote access.
For many years I avoided the Consumer Electronics Show. Too big, I was told. Too much noise -- not enough news. With my focus on the wireless industry at the time, this advice was mostly true -- for many years CES was not an event where companies made wireless-related news.