June 4, 2009
Remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has inked an exclusive carrier agreement with Verizon Wireless for its mobile phone-based service for cardiac patients. LifeWatch's LifeStar Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) service is a direct competitor to CardioNet's MCOT service, but unlike CardioNet, the company uses the patient's mobile phone to transmit the monitoring data. CardioNet uses a...
May 13, 2009
"We took a run at this five years ago and it fizzled out pretty quickly," explained Rob Mesirow, Vice President of CTIA, the international association for the wireless industry. "Quite frankly, it just wasn't the time, the stars weren't aligned, wireless data networks weren't robust enough and medical data wasn't there."
"Now, the next generation of doctors, who are more comfortable with health...
May 13, 2009
mobihealthnews had a chance to sit down with Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol, who is also Chief Medical Officer of the recently founded West Wireless Health Institute, on the sidelines of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting here in La Jolla, California. Topol explained why he disagrees with Gartner analyst Wes Rishel, why EMRs are like the story of the Tower of Babel, how PHRs aren't much...
April 29, 2009
While at the CTIA event in Las Vegas earlier this month, the BNET.TV news team was kind enough to ask me to discuss the emerging opportunity for wireless companies looking to enter the healthcare and fitness industries. During the 10 minute clip we discuss device interoperability, iPhone 3.0, Jitterbug, Continua Health Alliance, Cardionet, LifeScan and more.
(One caveat: The Continua Health...
April 21, 2009
The FDA recently approved a 15-centimeter wireless sensor that aims to reduce hospitalizations by automating early detection of heart failure. The waterproof sensor is attached to the patient's skin and transmits data to a mobile phone or similar device in the patient's pocket. The system monitors heart and respiration rates, patient activity, and accumulation of body fluid. The data is then sent...
April 8, 2009
The more than 140 attendees at the eWEEK Presents: Healthcare and IT Wireless session at the CTIA event in Las Vegas last year, edified the claim that wireless health stole the show last week.
"While many industries are making cutbacks, healthcare is one industry that promises resilience and strength. In particular, mobile devices promise a world of new applications for patients and medical...
April 8, 2009
I love the smell of tradeshows in the morning.
Brian Dolan, Editor, mobihealthnews
Good thing, too, because the mobihealthnews team has spent the last two weeks at three of them: CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas (sunny/mild), BodyNets in Los Angeles (sunny/warm), and HIMSS in Chicago (snowy/cold then sunny/warm). The city of HIMSS clearly produced superior beer selections (Chicago's Goose Island 312...
April 7, 2009
"The economy has hit bottom," Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol declared during his keynote at the CTIA Wireless event in Las Vegas this week. "But at the same time there has never been more wireless innovation in the medical community."
Topol spent much of his twenty five minutes onstage describing and demonstrating examples of that innovation.
"As a cardiologist I never thought I would be seeing...
April 2, 2009
"Very exciting," Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said after describing a mobile clinical assistant tablet that Verizon Wireless recently approved in its Open Development Lab. Seidenberg's keynote here at the CTIA Wireless event in Las Vegas included a number of references to mHealth, including wirelessly connected blood glucose monitors.
Today, however, is scheduled to be the wireless healthcare day...
April 1, 2009
During a keynote at the CTIA Wireless event here in Las Vegas, Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg mentioned the mHealth opportunity for the wireless industry a number of times. It could help push the industry to 500 percent penetration, he said.
Seidenberg announced that Verizon Wireless, which Verizon partially owns, is launching a new 4G innovation center for its next generation network...