January 21, 2021
Preventice Solutions, the maker of various wearable cardiac sensors for remote patient monitoring, is set to be acquired by medical technology firm Boston Scientific for $925 million, with as much as $300 million in potential commercial milestones on the table as well.
Due to Boston Scientific's existing 22% equity stake in Preventice, those price tags translate to $720 million and a potential $...
February 28, 2019
Patient engagement and purposeful data implementation were common discussion points during the finals of a digital health pitch competition held last night inside Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts offices.
First kicked off in October, the fourth annual Connected Patient Challenge — cosponsored by Boston Scientific and the tech giant — featured six startup finalists whose offerings were...
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...
March 2, 2016
Boston Scientific has launched a new app, called the Ureteral Stent Tracker, that helps urologists and their staff keep tabs on ureteral stents implanted in patients with kidney stones. The app was developed in partnership with health app developer Visible Health.
Ureteral stents is a thin tube inserted into a patient’s ureter to hold the ureter open and maintain proper drainage of urine. Often,...
July 2, 2012
The fact that more than 30 percent of American households no longer have landlines might have some unintended consequences in healthcare.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, implanted defibrillators may be wireless devices, but the in-home base stations the heart monitors transmit data to still need landlines to relay information to the device makers. The manufacturers, notably Medtronic and St....
June 18, 2012
Boston Scientific's Latitude NXT, a wireless remote patient management system that works with a handful of the medical device company's pacemakers, has officially launched in Europe where a hospital in Italy implanted a Latitude-enabled pacemaker in a heart patient. The patient received an Ingenio SR pacemaker and a home-based wireless communicator. Latitude NXT is still pending FDA review for...
October 31, 2011
Last week Boston Scientific launched an iPad app for physicians called CardioTeach, which medical professionals can use with their patients to discuss cardiovascular diseases. The app covers a number of diseases including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and peripheral vascular disease.
The app helps physicians to customize and...
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...
May 5, 2010
Wireless health luminary joins LiveStrong: LiveStrong.com, Lance Armstrong's site, a destination for health, fitness and lifestyle-related information, has tapped Dr. Leslie Anne Saxon, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar, and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, as its new chief medical advisor. Dr. Saxon will also...
October 23, 2009
Earlier this month at the Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, Boston Scientific showed off a concept iPhone app, called Latitude Connected, that is currently focused on cardiac rhythm care management, but its full range of functions enable physicians to access patient records, monitor implanted devices, tap into patient support networks and schedule follow-up care, according to a report...