February 7, 2013
In November 2012, Mayo Clinic completed its pilot of an in-hospital, patient-facing iPad app for helping patients and their families through cardiac surgery, according to a report from consumer health engagement consultant Sherri Dorfman. The pilot of 149 cardiac surgery patients aged 52 to 85, which began in February 2012, made headlines in April last year when Mayo Clinic posted a video about...
December 4, 2012
(Left to Right) Gienna Shaw, Virend Somers, Alain Labrique, Alan Snell, Frances Dare, and Craig Kaiser.
Most discussions about remote monitoring these days focus on its potential to reduce hospital readmissions, lead to earlier preventive care, and reap cost savings. The pressure is beginning to build as Medicare penalties for preventable readmissions have recently begun to take effect. Now...
October 3, 2012
The evidence is building that smartphones are suitable for remote viewing of medical images by consulting specialists. The latest comes from the Mayo Clinic Telestroke Network in Arizona, which found that the ResolutionMD Mobile smartphone app, from Calgary Scientific, was adequate for evaluating remotely located stroke patients.
"CT head interpretations of telestroke network patients by vascular...
September 11, 2012
Minneapolis-based Preventice announced this week that the FDA had cleared its remote monitoring device for patients with cardiac arrhythmias, the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System, with a 510(k) clearance. Preventice developed the system with its partner Mayo Clinic and licensed technology from Proteus Biomedical's partner Avery Dennison for the peel-and-stick sensor.
BodyGuardian is a small...
August 28, 2012
Digital health accelerator Rock Health's investor partners have upped the amount of seed funding they will invest in startups that participate in the program from $20,000 to $100,000. The startups will each receive a total of $100,000 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures, and the Mayo Clinic. Rock Health, which is itself a non-profit, will...
April 26, 2012
Maybe home-based patient monitoring is not quite ready to take off after all.
Some of you may be aware that I was looking for the right piece of monitoring technology not too long ago to help my family keep tabs on my 93-year-old grandmother, who had been living alone far from the rest of us. That's not an issue for the moment because she's been staying with my parents for the last month or so,...
March 10, 2011
Four Harvard Business School students are launching a San Francisco-based mobile health and Health 2.0 incubator, Rock Health, that aims to provide healthcare expertise, development resources and eventually funding to winning ideas. The core team at Rock Health includes Medical Director Nate Gross (who is also involved with the soon-to-launch Doximity), Interim CFO Dan Monahan, Creative Director...
February 24, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
Three major consumer and health industry brand names are coming together to launch a telehealth home monitoring project: GE, Intel and the Mayo Clinic. Each organization has a deep bench and history in the health vertical, covering different segments of the market.
With this project, three industry leaders partner to learn about home health monitoring's challenges and...
February 11, 2010
Mayo Clinic, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless: What do they have in common? A stake in wireless health? That's right. What's more, they are all also speaking at MobiHealthNews' second Everywhere Healthcare summit co-located with CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 24.
Leading care providers from across North America will come together with...
January 20, 2010
BBC covers text message reminders for epilepsy patients: The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), has begun offering a new service to help patients remember to take their meds through text message reminders. More
Patent for handheld ECG: NewCardio secured a U.S. patent for 12-lead handheld ECG monitoring device, CardioBip: "Patients can carry the CardioBip with them and use it...