June 14, 2019
Seeking to better reach aging patients in their homes, telehealth company American Well has partnered with Cisco Systems on an upcoming effort to deliver virtual care through home television sets, the companies announced today at American Well’s annual Client Forum in Boston.
“This is a very, very different exercise than any of the tech health that we’ve done in the past, because this isn’t about...
January 22, 2019
This morning telemedicine heavyweight American Well rolled out American Well 760 Cart, a new product that lets acute care teams at health systems virtually bring a specialist on site. The new technology, which can run on American Well’s software or an existing Cisco infrastructure, is an FDA-registered Class 1 device.
The company said that the new technology could be used in myriad of situations...
October 31, 2016
Telehealth platform provider Avizia has raised $6 million in Series A financing in a round led by HealthQuest Capital with additional investment from New York Presbyterian Hospital. Previously, the company raised $11 million, and this latest funding brings the series total to $17 million.
The funding will be used to expand Avizia’s platform for hospitals and other providers, the company said....
May 28, 2013
Clinical results from the New Cities Foundation pilot study
A 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report suggested that in the years to come, US mobile health development would trail developing countries like South Africa, India, and Brazil, and another PwC report predicted a $46.6 million health app market in Brazil by 2015. That Brazilian market has been the focus of a lot of attention lately,...
April 22, 2013
Underserved communities in the U.S. stand to benefit greatly from telehealth and mobile health technologies, but only if clinicians adjust their workflows to include remote care, payers start offering the right financial incentives for providers to do so and the technology infrastructure is in place to support digital outreach, attendees at a conference heard last week.
"It all boils down to...
September 14, 2011
Cerner's Physician Express for iPad
Over the past few years, more and more hospitals have upgraded their wireless networks to support the increasing number of connected medical devices and droves of smartphone and tablet-equipped providers, patients, and visitors. Michael Catrini, Director of Information Systems and Infrastructure at Rutland Medical, a 188-bed hospital located in Vermont,...
August 17, 2011
Amcom announced this week an update to their Amcom Mobile Connect software, which now supports Cisco wireless IP phones and Cius tablets in addition to BlackBerry, iPhone, and Android smartphones. The mobile application allows clinicians and administrators to send encrypted messages of high importance, including code calls, to distinguish them from less-important SMS messages and calls.
June 30, 2010
The World Economic Forum convened an mHealth Summit in San Diego this week led by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs who is also the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mobile Communications. Following the discussion yesterday, the group put together a series of videos, including a video of the day's opening remarks and a series of quick interviews with some of the...
June 30, 2010
Cisco unveiled the Cisco Cius, a "mobile collaboration business tablet" that offers tight integration with Cisco's cloud services, video applications and more. Cisco's tablet is clearly looking to fill a potential gap created by Apple's iPad. Where the iPad is mostly seen as a device for content consumption, Cisco is touting its Cius as a device of "collaboration." While the iPad is certainly...
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...