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By MobiHealthNews April 13, 2018
Pharma companies have been eying digital health with interest, and the first quarter of 2018 was no exception. With the exception of some medication adherence-focused technologies — such as an edible QR code intended to assist with medication dosing — news tended to center around digitally-enabled clinical trials, rollouts or pilots of pharma-focused digital tools, and major deals or...
By Dave Muoio September 21, 2017
Fitbit’s wearable devices and services will soon be included in Japanese tech company Fujitsu’s corporate wellness program. The program will offer 10,000 employees of Mitsubishi Motors Health Insurance Society a chance to earn redeemable fitness points using the Fitbit Charge 2 and a cloud-based data system, thereby making it one of Fitbit’s largest corporate wellness agreements in Japan....
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2011
BL Healthcare announced last week that Verizon Investments had participated in its recent financing round. MobiHealthNews has learned that BL raised about $2 million in the round, but whether others participated is still unclear. BL Healthcare announced a partnership with Verizon in April 2010 to build an ecosystem of applications for BL's platform. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics...
By Brian Dolan September 1, 2010
Déjà vu all over again? Alere Health, formerly known as Inverness Medical Innovations inked a distribution deal with a wireless remote fetal monitoring company. In March Alere signed on to promote UK-based Monica Healthcare's wireless fetal monitoring system. This week, it's AirStripOB. AirStrip Technologies, which is known for having one of the very first FDA approved iPhone apps (AirStripOB),...
By Brian Dolan January 25, 2010
Diversinet, a developer of secure mobile application platforms, announced that its mobile health partner, AllOne Mobile, recently filed a legal proceeding that would end the two company's 2008 licensing agreement. AllOne has requested to pay Diversinet $3 million to officially terminate their agreement, but Diversinet believes that it is owed a substantially greater amount than AllOne's proposed...
By Brian Dolan January 20, 2010
Vitality, developer of medication adherence device GlowCap, announced during a 2009 company wrap-up video that "four of the top pharmaceuticals companies have committed to distribute their medications for hypertension, transplants and diabetes in GlowCaps." Vitality's GlowCap offering is a medication reminder and compliance service: GlowCaps fit the standard pill container top as a lid that uses...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
Mayo Clinic has partnered with smartphone application developer DoApps to form a new start-up, called mRemedy, which is focused on creating health apps for smartphones. mRemedy's apps will be based on Mayo Clinic's research and services. The first mRemedy app, Mayo Clinic Meditation, launched last week for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. The app, which teaches users relaxation and breathing...
By Brian Dolan January 6, 2010
Nearly one year ago, we reported on Kaiser Permanente's successful pilot program with text message (SMS) solutions provider mobileStorm for appointment reminders. At the time KP announced that the pilot reduced costs and helped patients enough that it planned to roll the service out nationally by year-end. On December 11 Kaiser Permanente officially rolled out its SMS appointment reminder service...
By Brian Dolan January 4, 2010
According to a report from the Associated Press just before the holidays, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based LifeSync Holdings bought a number of medical patents from Motorola. According to the AP, LifeSync purchased the Besson Patent Portfolio and various other patents that enable wireless monitoring of patients from Motorola. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. LifeSync Holdings...
By Brian Dolan December 30, 2009
Entra Health Systems, an applied healthcare technology developer, is powering a mobile phone-based diabetes management service recently launched on Australian wireless operator Telstra's network. The service is called the Telstra Diabetes Management Online Service in Australia, and it includes Entra's MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, Bluetooth technology and the user's mobile phone. Entra is calling...