December 3, 2014
A California hospital has begun requiring certain patients use a wearable remote patient monitoring device in order to comply with internal patient safety protocols. Chino Valley Medical Center is employing the Leaf Patient Monitoring System from Pleasanton-based Leaf Healthcare.
The sensor monitors patient movement in bed, then uses that data to calculate when the patient needs to be turned to...
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...
March 12, 2013
Simplee, makers of an online tool that helps patients deal with medical bills and claims, announced SimpleePAY, a new service offered directly to healthcare providers.
When Simplee announced $6 million in first round funding last May, MobiHealthNews described their existing offering, the Simplee medical wallet, as a Mint.com for healthcare, because it helps patients keep track of and make...
February 20, 2012
Last year at the HIMSS event the West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey told MobiHealthNews that the WWHI had added Ed Cantwell as a new senior vice president. His first project was to form a group of hospital CIOs to create a standard architecture for wireless networks inside hospitals.
“Assurance is the number one fear for new wireless sensor companies looking to work in the hospital...
December 14, 2011
The El Camino Hospital in California launched its first mobile application, called Family Medical Officer (FMO), this week. The FMO app, which is free for Android and iOS devices, is a consumer-facing app intended for a household's family medical officer, or primary healthcare decision maker.
The FMO app's features include wait times for El Camino Hospital's emergency rooms at its Mountain View,...
July 27, 2010
El Camino Hospital, also known as "the hospital of Silicon Valley," had deployed Medtronic's Lifenet System to wirelessly transmit a patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) information from the ambulance back to the hospital's emergency department. This enables doctors to assess the patient's status in real-time, according to a report in Healthcare IT News.
The 542-bed acute care center can also ...
February 2, 2010
HITSP Chair Dr. John Halamka: "The iPad comes closer to my requirements than other devices on the market. However, the ideal clinical device would include a camera for clinical photography and video teleconferencing. Entering data via the touch screen with gloved hands may be challenging on a capacitance touch screen. Holding the iPad with one hand means hunt and peck typing with the remaining...