November 30, 2011
GE Healthcare's Centricity Radiology Mobile Access 2.0 app received FDA (510k) clearance this week, the company announced in a press release. The mobile imaging application is a free download for Apple iOS devices and is cleared for remote viewing of computed tomography and magnetic resonance exams.
Centricity Radiology Mobile Access 2.0 accesses images and reports from the Centricity PACS (...
October 25, 2011
Remote patient monitoring devices have the fastest growing yearly revenue of any medical device sector, according to market research firm Kalorama Information's new report, "Remote and Wireless Patient Monitoring Markets." From 2008 to 2010, the growth rate was an impressive 23 percent, and according to the report, revenue is expected to double in the next four years.
"It is unusual to see over...
September 29, 2011
Louis Burns, CEO of Intel-GE Care Innovations, doesn't much mind that telehealth technology vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare, a major competitor, has been getting a lot of press lately. In an industry with plenty of room to grow, a rising tide will raise all boats.
"I've always pushed this issue of 'coopetition,'" Burns told MobiHealthNews at this week's Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco...
August 25, 2011
If you read MobiHealthNews, you undoubtedly know about GE Healthcare's Vscan pocket ultrasound, available for about $8,000, or less than one-tenth the cost of a traditional ultrasound machine. But did you realize that the impetus for shrinking ultrasound technology to handheld size came from GE's efforts at cracking the Chinese market?
In a shining example of what GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and...
August 9, 2011
GE Healthcare announced this week the release of Centricity Advance Mobile, an iPad EMR app designed for primary care physicians in small practices. The app is an extension of GE Healthcare’s web-based Centricity Advance EMR offering, which focuses on practices with less than ten physicians. The app was demoed at this year's HIMSS conference.
“This is the missing piece,” stated Dr. Medhavi Jogi,...
August 3, 2011
GravityEight, a web-based platform for personalized wellbeing, announced this week a partnership with MedHelp to lead its online health channel. MedHelp will provide tools and applications for GravityEight’s health channel, which has already used the open APIs of wireless sensors like Nike Plus, the Withings Body Scale, and the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach to integrate their user data.
July 22, 2011
Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel and GE, announced a new software platform called Care Innovations Connect this week, which aims to increase wellbeing and decrease social isolation among seniors.
The software includes wellness surveys, brain fitness games, community calendar events, medication compliance reminders, and social networking functionality, all running on a third-party...
May 25, 2011
In hopes of pushing R&D in mobile and wireless healthcare and other medical devices, and to commercialize promising concepts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming with two industry heavyweights to create Medical Electronic Device Realization Center (MEDRC) on the school's Cambridge, Mass., campus.
"We want to be able to do research that goes out in the real world and has...
April 7, 2011
Didn’t bother to read the 428 pages of proposed rules for Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program that HHS released last week? Neither did we. But Eric Dishman, director of health policy for Intel-GE Care Innovations, the telehealth joint venture launched early this year, did. And he is encouraged by what he saw.
While politicians, mainstream media and much of the...
March 23, 2011
A week ago, MobiHealthNews shot down the myth that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to start regulating mobile medical apps. In reality, the FDA has been regulating mobile software for years.
Way back in 1997, Data Critical, a company bought by GE Healthcare in 2001, earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its RhythmStat XL software that wirelessly transmits ECG data from a heart monitor...