February 17, 2012
Health Insight Capital, a subsidiary of HCA, has invested an undisclosed amount into AirStrip Technologies, which offers a number of apps built on its AppPoint platform that securely send critical patient information from hospital monitoring systems, bedside devices, and electronic health records to a clinician's smartphone. HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) has about 163 hospitals and 109...
February 9, 2012
AirStrip Technologies announced a strategic investment from Qualcomm's recently announced Qualcomm Life Fund. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
In August 2010 MobiHealthNews reported that Sequoia Capital had made a strategic investment in AirStrip and the terms were undisclosed at the time then, too. According to an SEC filing published shortly after the deal was announced, AirStrip...
January 3, 2012
AirStrip Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark certification to bring its mobile patient monitoring apps to Europe and other markets that recognize the CE Mark. AirStrip enables medical professionals to use their smartphones to gain access to vital signs, critical waveform data and other clinical information, which is sent directly from the hospital and can be viewed from virtually...
November 17, 2011
The fifth largest health system in the US, Catholic Healthcare West, has inked a $4.3 million 3-year deal with AirStrip Technologies to use the company's AirStripOB application at 32 of its system's hospitals. AirStripOB was the very first iPhone app to receive medical device clearance from the FDA.
AirStripOB gives physicians mobile access to data from fetal monitors, like fetal heartbeats,...
September 29, 2011
At the end of November last year Apple aired a new commercial for the iPad called "iPad is Amazing." Within the first few seconds the commercial showed a brief clip of AirStripOB, a vital sign monitoring app from AirStrip Technologies, and the first iOS app to secure clearance from the FDA.
"When I first joined AirStrip, I realized that everyone was talking about us. Apple had just aired a...
August 11, 2011
The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC), an initiative to study and create the future of wireless medicine, recently announced its 17 founding members. The members will support wireless health research and innovation, and help develop product prototypes.
The founding members of the CBC include Agamatrix, AirStrip Technologies, Apollo Health Resources, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Ayogo Games...
June 15, 2011
A handful of new executives have taken executive roles at a couple of well known mobile health companies.
Earlier this month, Alan Portela took the reins at AirStrip Technologies as CEO. Portela replaced Gene Powell, who will stay on as a senior advisor and chairman of the board at the company. This week, Dan Blake was appointed Chief Development Officer at AirStrip. The company is...
May 3, 2011
By Don Ross, Managing Director & Founder, HealthTech Capital
Early-stage investors in traditional healthcare companies are certainly having a tough time these days. Many biotech, diagnostic and medical device firms have simply become too risky, as the current uncertain FDA regulatory environment increases cost and time to exit. In fact, venture funding for these companies fell during the...
April 6, 2011
In a move that echoes the launch strategy for its first mobile remote monitoring app AirStrip OB, AirStrip Technologies has inked a deal with GE Healthcare to bring to market its new AirStrip Cardiology app for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
The partnership enables data from the GE Healthcare MUSE Cardiology Information System to be viewable on iOS devices via the new AirStrip Cardiology app, which...
March 30, 2011
A special report on “Innovations in Health Care” that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Monday included a feature on mobile devices.
Most of what the Journal reported shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who reads MobiHealthNews: Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer at Scripps Health in San Diego, thinks the pocket ultrasound is ending the 200-year reign of the stethoscope. Telemedicine...