May 4, 2017
OCR settles HIPAA complaint with CardioNet. CardioNet, one of the oldest companies in the mobile cardiac arrhythmia monitoring space, has agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights $2.5 million and enter into a corrective action plan in the end result of a HIPAA breach investigation that's been going on since 2012. The judgment is significant, writes law firm Morgan Lewis in a blog post, because it...
December 7, 2016
BioTelemetry, formerly known as CardioNet, has acquired TelCare, a diabetes management technology company with the distinction of having had the first FDA-cleared, cellular-connected glucometer. BioTelemetry paid $7 million in cash with the potential for additional performance-based earn-outs of up to $5 million, also in cash. Both BioTelemetry and TelCare are veterans of the early days of the...
August 30, 2016
Ride-sharing company Lyft has partnered with GreatCall, which makes connected health and safety solutions for the aging population to offer a new transportation program. The GreatCall Rides program will provide GreatCall customers with access to Lyft without an app by leveraging GreatCall’s personal operator services. (Customers just have to dial “0” on their Jitterbug phones). The initial pilot...
August 26, 2016
In 2012, MobiHealthNews ran an article — contributed by patent lawyer Orion Armon of Cooley LLP — asking the question “Is mobile health about to enter a patent thicket?” Armon had noticed a stark rise in the number of patents being issued in the mobile health space. He predicted that this would likely lead to an increase in mobile health patent litigation.
Four years later, we haven’t seen nearly...
May 20, 2014
Medical device giant Medtronic is in the final stages of acquiring peel-and-stick medical sensor company Corventis for north of $150 million, MobiHealthNews has learned. While neither company has publicly commented on the deal, it is expected to be officially announced some time in the next few weeks. (Update: I've heard conflicting reports from sources on the price of the deal since publishing...
February 3, 2014
AARP seeks health startups for LivePitch event in Boston: AARP is hosting an event in Boston in May that will include an Innovation@50+ LivePitch session for digital health startups focused on the "50 and over" population. The event is looking for both very early stage startups in the "concept phase" as well as those that are a bit further along and have raised money but not more than $5 million...
December 28, 2012
PatientSafe Solutions, formerly known as IntelliDot, raised $13.3 million in venture funding, according to a regulatory filing from earlier this month. According to the document the company is looking to raise about $12 million more, or about $25 million in total.
In February 2012 the company launched the latest version of its PatientTouch offering, which is an iPod touch-based mobile clinical...
November 29, 2012
This week Conshohocken, PA-based wireless cardiac monitoring company CardioNet announced the launch of an iPad app, called CardioNet Access. The app is for physicians who prescribe the company's mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry (MCOT) system, which helps doctors diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias. The CardioNet Access app offers its physician users "easier accessibility to their patient...
November 20, 2012
The MCOTos, released earlier this year.
CardioNet, one of the oldest companies in the mobile cardiac arrhythmia monitoring space, announced the launch of a new product last week, the wEvent wireless event monitor.
"This new wireless device provides physicians a much improved replacement to their traditional event monitor," CEO Joseph Capper said in a statement. "The wEvent, unlike existing event...
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...