Nearly one year ago, we reported on Kaiser Permanente's successful pilot program with text message (SMS) solutions provider mobileStorm for appointment reminders. At the time KP announced that the pilot reduced costs and helped patients enough that it planned to roll the service out nationally by year-end.
One in three people 65-years-old and older fall each year, and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur each year, mostly caused by falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control. What's more: one in five people die within a year of breaking their hip. Existing devices that aid those who fall enable them to call for help after the fall, in other words, once the damage has been done.
New Wireless Belt Clip Keeps Seniors Safe, Independent and Always Connected to Caregivers and Family
Juniper Research analyst Anthony Cox believes that 2010 sees mHealth iniativies "shaping up": "It may still be early days for mHealth to provide a consistent (and significant) revenue stream to operators, but don’t write it off just yet," Cox writes over at Juniper Research's blog.
The wireless association CTIA put together a series of video interviews and presentations focused on wireless health for their Wonder of Wireless (WoW) series. The wireless health focused segment includes an interview with MedApps, an interview with CTIA President Steve Largent about wireless trends for 2010, a presentation on carriers' needs for additional spectrum because of wireless health, and a story about a woman whose life is saved by her cell phone.
Apple plans to demo its long rumored multimedia tablet device later this month, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources. The WSJ's sources say that Apple plans to ship the product come March but that has not been finalized and may change. The report also speculated that the tablet device will have a 10- to 11-inch touch screen. One source told the WSJ that Apple was tinkering with two different finishes for the tablet, which might indicate two different versions of the device.
According to a report from the Associated Press just before the holidays, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based LifeSync Holdings bought a number of medical patents from Motorola. According to the AP, LifeSync purchased the Besson Patent Portfolio and various other patents that enable wireless monitoring of patients from Motorola.
The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.
Wireless remote monitoring company MedApps announced that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which subsequently led to a CE Mark certification and CMDCAS approval, enabling the company to market its products throughout Europe and Canada.
Scottsdale, Arizona - December 29, 2009 - MedApps, Inc. a leading innovator in Mobile Wireless Remote Patient Monitoring announced today that it has successfully completed a thorough assessment of its Quality Management System (QMS) and received ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the independent regulatory body that evaluates products and sets safety standards throughout the world.
While our year-end report is a solid snapshot of the state of the industry at the end of 2009, we noticed that a good number of our most popular news posts from the past year did not find their place in the overall narrative.