Health Buddy

By Jonah Comstock June 26, 2015
Even though telemedicine seems to be having its day in the sun, with Teladoc's forthcoming IPO and major funding for MDLive, Doctor on Demand, and American Well, one of the oldest, earliest telemedicine companies is shutting down. Bosch has officially closed its US subsidiary Robert Bosch Healthcare, reducing the scope its healthcare operations to a 50-person team based in Germany. Telecare Aware...
By Brian Dolan April 16, 2014
Mayo Clinic-backed, Palo Alto, California-based Better officially launched its service this week after a year of private beta tests following a high-profile debut at the All Things D event last year. Geoff Clapp, who was a co-founder of early digital health success story Health Hero Networks, co-founded and is CEO of Better. MobiHealthNews caught up with Clapp ahead of today's launch to discuss...
By Jonah Comstock February 20, 2013
Global telehealth vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems announced a partnership with GreatCall, which offers mobile health and personal safety technology for seniors. The goal of the partnership is to "develop and market an innovative line of mobile telehealth and mHealth solutions," according to a release from the companies. "The partnership combines Bosch's evidence-based telehealth solutions...
By Neil Versel October 23, 2012
A British university is joining the growing roster of organizations formally researching the effectiveness of digital healthcare technologies and brainstorming further innovations. The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) at the University of Warwick in England is teaming with the university's WMG innovation center and Bosch Healthcare to create the IDH Learning Lab. Also participating is...
By Neil Versel September 15, 2011
An article in the September issue of policy journal Health Affairs looked at a CMS demonstration project involving care coordination with Robert Bosch Healthcare's Health Buddy telehealth appliance. Researchers from Stanford University and economic consulting firm Analysis Group found that the Health Buddy system helped trim spending by 7.7 percent to 13.3 percent, or $312-$542 per person each...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2010
Excel Venture Management and angel investors have provided $2.3 million in seed funding for San Francisco-based Snaptic, maker of the 3Banana note-taking app for Android and iPhone smartphones.  What attracted the investors to Snaptic? According to a report in Venture Wire, the app's ability to help users record and keep information on their fitness, diet and health was the reason, Snaptic's CEO...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
UK carrier O2 has formed a mobile healthcare division: UK's mobile carrier O2 has appointed Keith Nurcombe, previously an executive at GlaxoSmithKline, to lead its new mobile healthcare division. More Mobile phones newest tool to battle AIDS: "I don't think in any of our African countries we will be able to wait [for health professionals], or ... have enough of those people," said Michel Sidibe,...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Who will be the early adopters of telemedicine? "My immediate reaction: The geeks will be the first to grab it because they grab everything but that's not a market," Michael Ackerman, assistant director of high performance computing and communications at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health said during the ATA event as moderator Dena Puskin from the HHS Office for the...