October 22, 2014
Bethesda, Maryland-based cellular-enabled blood glucose meter company Telcare has raised $32.5 million led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital. The latest round of funding takes Telcare's total disclosed funding to north of $60 million.
Telcare offers a diabetes management package that includes...
April 29, 2013
The Numera Home Hub is connected to AT&T's cellular network.
Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates, believes M2M, cellular-connected devices for home monitoring and, especially, aging in place, are ripe to take off in the next few years.
In a column at E-Commerce Times, Wang shared some new Parks data about the role of machine to machine computing (...
February 8, 2013
Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson
Verizon announced the election of Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson to its board of directors, just a week after AT&T added retired Humana CEO Michael McCallister to its board.
Wasson has been Walgreens CEO since 2009, working his way up within the company from pharmacy intern in 1980. Walgreens has been a strong driver of mobile health engagement, with a hugely...
March 15, 2012
Boston Scientific Latitude Connected (Concept) iPhone app
This week Boston Scientific announced that it had inked a deal with Vodafone Global Enterprise to develop mobile health monitoring devices that remotely provide physicians with real-time information about patients' cardiac health and other vital signs. The mobile health monitors will be cellular-enabled medical devices that patients use...
October 12, 2011
There are currently 96 million smartphones in use in the US, an increase of an incredible fifty-seven percent from this time last year, according to CTIA's latest survey, which it unveiled this week at their annual event in San Diego. In addition, the number of wireless subscriber connections recently surpassed the number of people in the US for the first time. There are currently 327.6 million...
June 23, 2010
According to a new report from ABI Research, the healthcare industry's adoption of WiFi has increased by 60 percent during the past 12 months. ABI reported that cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable wireless sensors have also seen significant growth over the past year, but the firm did not provide any stats to back up that trend claim.
Wireless local area networks (WLAN), real time...
June 15, 2010
Castlight launches with $60 million: Lots of buzz this week about Castlight Health, an online healthcare price-compare service has raised $60 milllion in funding, some of which came from Cleveland Clinic. The startups founders include Relay Health founder Giovanni Colella and athenahealth co-founder Todd Park, who left Castlight to join the Obama Administration. Grocery store chain, Safeway is...
March 30, 2010
By Adele Waugaman, who directs the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership and manages communications for the mHealth Alliance.
In the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the CTIA Wireless 2010 gathering took place last week, cool apps, shiny gadgets, the 4G network and machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities were dominating discussions. But a closer listen...
February 17, 2010
According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture and sponsored by the GSM Association, consumers are not only interested in embedded devices and services, like connected health services, but many believe that using them would enrich their lives. Their research included results from an online survey which polled 1,005 early adopter consumers that own at least four networked devices and use...
February 2, 2010
Working toward "m-Africa": One mobile health leader has three tenets for a successful launch in a developing market: Price innovation, product reengineering and process innovation and realignment are the "three Ps" for creating a model where global technology can be "made or incubated in a developing country, as well as supporting and stimulating local innovations in and sustainable technology...