April 21, 2014
The Smart Bra concept from First Warning's 2012 YouTube video.
First Warning Systems, the Reno, Nevada-based company that's working on wearable sensors for early detection of breast cancer, has raised $560,000, according to CEO Rob Royea. Steven Welch, a private investor and former COO of BP (not to be confused with DreamIt Health founder Steve Welch) led the round with a $300,000 contribution...
April 12, 2013
Unmodified iPads simply running Apple's built-in FaceTime app are giving new mothers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles a chance to see their premature or sick babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) even if they are immobile while recovering from delivery or the infants are in isolation.
"When mom's recovering, she can't come up to the NICU and see her baby," Yvonne Kidder,...
January 18, 2012
Following a research and test phase of Voalte's iPhone-based voice, alarm, and text communication offering, Massachusetts General Hospital has begun to deploy iPhones to nurses in its newest hospital facility, the Lunder Building. Voalte says its system went head-to-head with VoIP and badge-based communications technologies during the pilot phase at MGH.
Voalte’s offering combines high-definition...
November 8, 2011
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will deploy Voalte's point-of-care voice, alarm, and text group of services. The hospital plans to deploy 1,000 iPhones pre-loaded with the software over the course of the next 12 months.
Voalte's offering combines high-definition voice calls, critical care alarms and presence-based text features and is intended for use by staff in acute care hospitals in the US and...
October 5, 2010
The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LA plus a consortium of five University of California medical schools $9.9 million to determine the efficacy of using wireless and telephone care management to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
UCLA is leading the consortium in the three-year grant for the study called, "Variations in...
February 3, 2010
AT&T Industry Solutions Practice Manager for Healthcare John Hamilton and Senior Healthcare Marketing Manager for Mobility Product Management Tammi DeVore provided details on hospital wide launches of iPhones at four care facilities in North America: Doylestown Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Mt. Sinai Medical Center (in Toronto, Canada). While we have written about each of these...