Biotronik

By Laura Lovett 02:51 pm September 4, 2018
Virtual dental provider TeleDentist is teaming up with Call A Doctor Plus, a service that links employers and groups, as well as individuals to healthcare. As part of the deal Call A Doctor can connect its customers to TeleDentist’s services.  “We are extremely pleased to bring first-to-market virtual dental care to our growing customer base,” Louis Daniels, CEO of Call A Doctor Plus, said in a...
By Heather Mack 04:44 pm February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
By Heather Mack 05:21 pm February 1, 2017
Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions, which makes a remote monitoring platform for cardiology practitioners, has raised $1.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the cloud-based platform that aggregates data from a patient’s implanted cardiac device to their provider. The funding will be used to carry the company through the next year...
By Jonah Comstock 01:52 pm May 25, 2016
Correction: The original version of this story misstated CardioMessenger's FDA status. It is 510(k) cleared.  Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Biotronik USA, the United States arm of Berlin-based medical device company Biotronik, has announced the launch of an FDA-cleared device that will add more portable cellular connectivity to its pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), and insertible...
By Jonah Comstock 08:20 am August 18, 2014
Remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices reduced the mortality rate for cardiac patients by 50 percent and improved their clinical status by nearly 10 percent in a randomized control trial recently published in The Lancet. The trial was sponsored by medical device company Biotronik. The trial was conducted at 36 different clinics and hospitals in Europe, Australia, and...
By Brian Dolan 06:17 am October 16, 2009
"Soap it off or eat it later," read one rather to-the-point reminder for men to wash their hands in the bathroom. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine set-up wireless sensors in highway service station restroom to determine how best to encourage patrons to wash their hands after using the facilities: "Absent such reminders, the study found, only 65 percent of women...