Carlos Slim Health Institute

By Jonah Comstock 06:43 am April 23, 2013
Sense4Baby, the fetal monitoring system that was the first startup to spin off from the West Health Institute, has raised $4 million from the West Health Investment Fund. The startup also appointed Dr. Jessica Grossman, an obstetrician/gynecologist who has been serving as medical director of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson and Johnson medical device company, as president and CEO. Some or all of...
By Neil Versel 11:44 am September 19, 2012
The newly renamed West Health Institute may have dropped "wireless" from its name a month ago, but its first commercial spinoff fits firmly within the institute's roots. La Jolla, Calif.-based West Health has formed Sense4Baby to market a wireless fetal monitor by the same name. The company, which, according to the institute, has received a "significant funding commitment" from the West Health...
By Brian Dolan 10:09 am January 25, 2012
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and the Carlos Slim Health Institute (CSHI) kicked off a research study in Mexico that aims to track the impact mobile health and connected devices have on maternal health in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. The technologies used in the study are part of a "Wireless Pregnancy Remote Monitoring Kit," developed by WWHI and CSHI. The first phase of the...
By Neil Versel 03:43 am October 6, 2011
The potential of mobile healthcare has been well documented, but the growth may be coming from some unexpected quarters. It's not only highly industrialized countries that are feeling the effects of aging populations and chronic diseases and it's not just sick people who are looking to mobility to improve health conditions, according to a newly published GigaOM Pro report, "Future of Mobile...
By Brian Dolan 05:00 pm June 17, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) made three big announcements today from its Open House in La Jolla, California: The Gary and Mary West Foundation have donated an additional $25 million to the institute, the Carlos Slim Health Institute is now a partner of the WWHI, and CareFusion, Cisco and Medtronic have joined its roster of Technology and Education (T&E) partners. To date, the...