August 30, 2012
Earlier this week, MobiHealthNews reported on positive – albeit vague – preliminary results from a pilot test of WellDoc's DiabetesManager system among employees of health insurer Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) who had type 2 diabetes.
But what does it really mean that 88 percent of the 156 participants called DiabetesManager "highly useful" for self-management of their condition?
August 28, 2012
WellDoc continues its hot streak. Fresh off deals with Alere and two unspecified health insurance companies – not to mention a new round of funding – WellDoc corporate partner AT&T reports strongly positive early results from a test of the Baltimore-based company's DiabetesManager system.
In a pilot involving 156 employees of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), operator of Blue Cross and...
August 15, 2012
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Alere acquired wireless remote patient monitoring company MedApps last month for an undisclosed sum, MobiHealthNews has learned. MedApps CEO Kent Dicks confirmed the news in an email to MobiHealthNews this afternoon.
MedApps offers a suite of home health devices, including the HealthPAL, a small, portable, dedicated device that the company used to collect data from...
May 9, 2012
Traditional telecom companies are stepping up their activity in mobile and wireless health, especially for remote monitoring devices and services.
As MobiHealthNews briefly noted, Last week at the annual American Telemedicine Association meeting, AT&T announced a deal with Valued Relationships Inc. (VRI) to offer remote patient monitoring services. Franklin, Ohio-based VRI will provide a...
March 15, 2012
Boston Scientific Latitude Connected (Concept) iPhone app
This week Boston Scientific announced that it had inked a deal with Vodafone Global Enterprise to develop mobile health monitoring devices that remotely provide physicians with real-time information about patients' cardiac health and other vital signs. The mobile health monitors will be cellular-enabled medical devices that patients use...
March 6, 2012
It's often said that the average person will never leave the house in the morning without three things: their mobile phone, their wallet, and their keys. If three of the top mobile operators in the United States have their way, this summer people will begin to seriously consider leaving one of those behind.
So long, wallet? That's right, this summer may be remembered as the beginning of the era...
November 3, 2011
Last Friday Forbes wrote that AT&T Stores plan to start selling "clothes that track the wearer's heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs" similar to the health monitoring clothing that the NFL used to evaluate potential players earlier this year. While it may be true that AT&T may have plans to -- some day -- add cellular connectivity to clothes for health tracking clothing,...
October 19, 2011
AT&T and Washington Hospital Center unveiled CodeHeart this week, a platform that allows cardiologists to view video and test results (an ECG, for example) of a patient in transit during critical care situations. The app, which was conceptualized by doctors at Washington Hospital, is available for desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
According to the company, cardiologists can use the app to...
September 13, 2011
AT&T announced this week a collaborative study with The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to evaluate the effectiveness of using mHealth applications for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) in underserved populations.
DSMT is a system in which diabetics and those at-risk learn the skills...
September 12, 2011
AT&T announced this week the appointment of Dr. Geeta Nayyar to the company’s newly created Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) position. Dr. Nayyar previously served as Principal Medical Officer at Vangent and CMO at Apco Worldwide. Dr. Nayyar will take the lead of the company's ForHealth strategy.
“Now is a particularly exciting time in the healthcare industry because technology is...