June 16, 2012
MobiHealthNews: 2011 Consumer Health Apps for iOS
Might mobile health technologies help alleviate health disparities between African-American and white men? That is the implication in a recent Huffington Post commentary.
Writing in the Huffington Post, Washington, D.C., lawyer John M. Burns cited statistics indicating that black males live 7.1 fewer years on average than men of other races and...
February 8, 2012
Boston-based Healthrageous has inked a co-marketing deal with Telcare, developer of the FDA-cleared cellular-enabled Telcare Blood Glucose Meter (BGM), to integrate blood glucose readings collected from the device into Healthrageous' "personal health improvement" platform. The companies plan to market the combined offering to health plans and self-insured employers.
Here's how the company...
January 23, 2012
A health plan that services self-funded employers in New York and New Jersey, MagnaCare, recently announced that it would offer Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose meter to its members. MagnaCare said the device and its corresponding apps will help its members be more proactive in managing their own health conditions, while also helping physicians stay better informed.
The deal with...
January 5, 2012
Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, broke the news this morning that Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose meter will become commercially available next week. (Assumedly timed to launch at CES, the big consumer tech event in Las Vegas.)
Mossberg, who has Type 2 diabetes, also gave the device an overall positive review with very few caveats.
Telcare BGM is a 3G-...
January 2, 2012
Toward the end of last year the Boston Globe's technology columnist Scott Kirsner reported that former Apple CEO John Sculley had invested in Misfit Wearables, a new startup from the co-founder of AgaMatrix, Sonny Vu. Kirsner reported that Misfit Wearables' first product would ship by the end of 2012 and that it had raised some $750,000 in funding so far. Investors include Sridhar Iyengar, Vu's...
June 13, 2011
Mathew discusses LifeScan's prototype iPhone BGM app in 2009
In early 2009 at an iPhone 3.0 launch event, Apple demonstrated how a LifeScan blood glucose meter could connect to the iPhone.
Anita Mathew from LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, demonstrated the prototype iPhone application that would let users upload glucose readings from their connected blood glucose monitors direclty to...
December 16, 2010
By many accounts the biggest opportunity for mobile health is to help people better self-manage their chronic conditions. It is puzzling then as to why so few apps available for smartphones today aim to help people manage these conditions. There is certainly a need for them.
According to the West Wireless Health Institute, more than 100 million people in the US are living with at least one...