October 12, 2011
There are currently 96 million smartphones in use in the US, an increase of an incredible fifty-seven percent from this time last year, according to CTIA's latest survey, which it unveiled this week at their annual event in San Diego. In addition, the number of wireless subscriber connections recently surpassed the number of people in the US for the first time. There are currently 327.6 million...
September 8, 2011
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong announced that NantWorks is the name of the company that he has been building through a series of acquisitions over the past few years. Following the sales of two companies Soon-Shiong founded -- American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold 2008) and Abraxis BioScience (sold 2010) -- he has invested more than $400 million dollars in acquisitions, according to a NantWorks press...
June 29, 2011
Click to watch the video of MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel interviewing Wendy Thomas
Last week, we reported that the organizers of the Mobile Health Expo, one of many fledgling conferences focused on m-Health, was going to start up a not-for-profit trade organization called the Mobile Health Association.
Depending on how you look at it, the new entity is either providing much-...
October 21, 2010
Our lead panel at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare at CTIA earlier this month debated whether Deloitte's prediction that the mobile personal health record is the killer app for mHealth and whether data collected by consumers can be trusted by healthcare providers.
Is the killer app for mHealth really the mPHR?
"According to a report from Deloitte last month, the killer app for...
May 10, 2010
Was the first quarter of 2010 an important one for mobile health?
When the number of deals tracked for a given industry during one quarter comes close to the total number for the previous year, it’s clear that industry is ramping up. Mobile health is that industry. In our 2009 year-end report, MobiHealthNews chronicled just over 70 deals and partnerships that took place between industry partners...
April 12, 2010
Here's a deal that Steve Linke, Associate Director Open Development at Verizon Wireless hinted at last month at MobiHealthNews Presents, Everywhere Healthcare: Verizon Wireless announced an "initiative" with BL Healthcare, a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients....
March 31, 2010
"One of the driving ideas behind wireless health is that what you cannot measure, you cannot improve," Jay Srini, the Chief Strategist at SCS Ventures told the crowd at our Everywhere Healthcare event last week. "Enable consumers to be in touch with their own metrics, sure, but provide them with a personalized experience not just a platform. Remember, there are four Ps for this industry:...
March 31, 2010
In Las Vegas last week at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare, our co-located event at CTIA Wireless, I hosted a panel that included representatives from Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Jitterbug. The topic: What is the role for wireless carriers in mHealth. The answers were varied but with only one exception they honed in on one conclusion: Carriers will not be selling...
March 30, 2010
By Adele Waugaman, who directs the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership and manages communications for the mHealth Alliance.
In the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the CTIA Wireless 2010 gathering took place last week, cool apps, shiny gadgets, the 4G network and machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities were dominating discussions. But a closer listen...
March 30, 2010
The first presentation at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare event last week was a spirited talk given by Mohr Davidow Venture General Partner Michael Goldberg. Goldberg led MDV's investment in wireless health company Corventis and is actively seeking out other wireless health startups with a clinical focus. (Re-read our interview with Goldberg from last year for more on his team's...