April 30, 2013
AirStrip Cardiology iPad
San Antonio, Texas-based Airstrip and Camden, NJ-based mVisum recently announced that they had settled the lawsuit AirStrip brought against mVisum in October 2012 for allegedly infringing on AirStrip’s patent for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. The settlement will see mVisum continuing to sell its products as long as those products aren't...
March 9, 2013
Nuance's MD survey on voice-enabled, virtual assistants
Ahead of the big event in New Orleans, Nuance Communications surveyed 10,000 doctors in the US about how virtual assistants, think Apple's iPhone voice query tool Siri, might affect healthcare. Based on the survey, 80 percent of US physicians believe that they will "drastically change" how they interact with and use EHRs and other healthcare...
February 21, 2013
Later today I'll be presenting alongside Rich Roth, the Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Dignity Health, which changed its name from Catholic Healthcare West last year. Dignity provides care to patients at 40 hospitals and care centers across California, Nevada, and Arizona. It has also been one of the more pioneering healthcare systems when it comes to mobile health adoption. Rich and I...
November 29, 2012
This afternoon at 2PM ET MobiHealthNews will be hosting its fourth webinar of 2012: Mobile Health at the Point of Care. I'm really excited to have both Dr. Divya Shroff, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Vice President of the Clinical Services Group at HCA and Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip Technologies onboard as our featured presenters.
I'll open the session up with a short presentation...
November 13, 2012
It's purely speculative, but a survey of entrepreneurs working in digital health suggests that Practice Fusion, Castlight Health and ZocDoc could be the next companies in the sector to go public.
Venture capital firm InterWest Partners queried more than 100 entrepreneurs about the future of digital health and found that 26 percent of them thought Practice Fusion, the current darling of the small-...
November 6, 2012
One of the shifts that occurred in telecommunications once most people began to carry mobile phones was that we no longer only called places, we called people. Location no longer mattered us much, we can now make calls -- for better or worse -- from virtually anywhere.
A popular phrase in healthcare -- "point of care" -- has historically been a phrase that is very much tied to a particular...
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...
October 22, 2012
mVisum STEMI Alert app
Last week San Antonio, Texas-based AirStrip Technologies filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York that alleges mVisum has infringed on AirStrip's patent for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. AirStrip announced that it had secured the patent at the end of August.
"AirStrip has a responsibility to exercise its...
October 18, 2012
AirStrip Technologies, maker of mobile patient monitoring software, has landed a substantial investment from British charitable foundation Wellcome Trust, which supports commercialization of breakthroughs in biomedial research. The San Antonio-based company will use the funding to realize previously announced plans to help physician users extract data from electronic health records.
October 4, 2012
The Qualcomm Foundation announced this week that it had awarded the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) $3.75 million to fund clinical trials focused on wireless biosensor systems, rapid pharmacogenomic diagnostic tests, and apps and embedded sensors for tracking and predicting heart attacks, Type 1 diabetes and some types of cancer. The monies will help fund three years of research...