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...
February 13, 2012
Mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry services provider CardioNet announced last week the acquisition of ECG Scanning & Medical Services, a cardiac monitoring provider, for $5.8 million in cash. The deal price could include an additional $600,000 cash earn out if certain performance milestones are met.
"We are excited to join forces with ECG Scanning. ECG Scanning is a respected cardiac...
February 7, 2012
CardioComm ECG Monitor
CardioComm Solutions and TZ Medical inked a device integration and distribution deal that brings the pair into the the mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) electrocardiographic (ECG) and arrhythmia management market. CardioComm will integrate TZM's Aera CT MCT monitor into its GEMS software to create a new offering called GEMS Aera CT. It will be an extension of CardioComm's...
June 15, 2011
A handful of new executives have taken executive roles at a couple of well known mobile health companies.
Earlier this month, Alan Portela took the reins at AirStrip Technologies as CEO. Portela replaced Gene Powell, who will stay on as a senior advisor and chairman of the board at the company. This week, Dan Blake was appointed Chief Development Officer at AirStrip. The company is...
May 25, 2011
Gemalto-owned Cinterion has inked a deal with TZ Medical to embed a cellular wireless chip into the medical device company's heart arrhythmia monitoring device, Aera-CT, which the companies expect to launch in North America during the third quarter. TZ explains that the device can monitor patients for up to 28 days and also enables care providers to communicate with patients via the device.
November 10, 2010
CardioNet has announced plans to acquire Biotel in a definitive merger agreement for $11 million in cash, which includes a settlement agreement to dismiss the lawsuit between them. CardioNet had previously announced plans to acquire Biotel but cancelled the plans three days after the CMS contractor that reimbursed for its services dropped the reimbursement rate by almost one third. Interestingly...
November 3, 2010
Big news for anyone concerned about reimbursement issues for wireless health: CardioNet, which leverages wireless technology to diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias, announced this week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a national rate for the technical component of mobile cardiovascular telemetry (MCOT). CardioNet said that the rate is approximately $...
October 27, 2010
IntelliDot, which was founded in 2002, was focused on reducing medical errors and keeping patients safe. When James Sweeney became the company's CEO last year, IntelliDot rebranded and became PatientSafe Solutions. At the time Sweeney made clear the company's focus wouldn't change, but its solution set would.
This week PatientSafe Solutions unveiled its PatientTouch solution, which it created for...
October 12, 2010
AT&T has inked a deal with eCardio Diagnostics to provide wireless connectivity to the arrhythmia monitoring company's near real-time cardiac monitoring devices. eCardio’s monitoring devices enable heart patients to recover at home rather than spend additional time in the hospital and aim to help reduce re-admissions among heart patients.
According to the companies' release, "eCardio has...
September 22, 2010
This past week I served as co-chair of the second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London. Fresh off a red-eye flight into London Tuesday morning, I joined Qualcomm’s Vice President of Healthcare Don Jones on-stage to conduct a one-on-one interview for the more than 100 attendees present. Jones outlined a number of strategies for mobile health startups, batted away a number of oft-...