February 14, 2012
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems has sued three makers of remote home health monitoring technology, claiming that the competitors infringed on patents for Bosch's Health Buddy system.
The telehealth business of German industrial conglomerate Robert Bosch GmbH filed three separate lawsuits last month in federal court in California against: mobile health monitoring technology vendor MedApps, of...
February 13, 2012
Mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry services provider CardioNet announced last week the acquisition of ECG Scanning & Medical Services, a cardiac monitoring provider, for $5.8 million in cash. The deal price could include an additional $600,000 cash earn out if certain performance milestones are met.
"We are excited to join forces with ECG Scanning. ECG Scanning is a respected cardiac...
September 12, 2011
AT&T announced this week the appointment of Dr. Geeta Nayyar to the company’s newly created Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) position. Dr. Nayyar previously served as Principal Medical Officer at Vangent and CMO at Apco Worldwide. Dr. Nayyar will take the lead of the company's ForHealth strategy.
“Now is a particularly exciting time in the healthcare industry because technology is...
July 13, 2011
MedApps and home healthcare monitoring provider VRI (Valued Relationships) have partnered up to distribute 3,000 units of MedApps' HealthPal system across the United States.
VRI will first use MedApps' HealthPAL system, then switch to the upcoming HealthAIR upon its release. Both run on MedApps CloudCare platform. MedApps previously partnered with CardioNet last year and received FDA clearance...
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...
January 11, 2011
AT&T continued to reveal the constituents of its ForHealth portfolio of mHealth and telehealth solutions that aim to improve disease management. MedApps' offerings include a remote care monitoring hub called HealthPAL and a Web-based application called HealthCOM. AT&T will provide 3G connectivity to MedApps' hub and will co-market and distribute MedApps products along with other remote...
November 10, 2010
CardioNet has announced plans to acquire Biotel in a definitive merger agreement for $11 million in cash, which includes a settlement agreement to dismiss the lawsuit between them. CardioNet had previously announced plans to acquire Biotel but cancelled the plans three days after the CMS contractor that reimbursed for its services dropped the reimbursement rate by almost one third. Interestingly...
May 24, 2010
CBS' 60 Minutes program last night featured a story on Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone. The program includes a number of mentions of mobile health, including mentions of MedApps and Montage Systems. A number of the clips are from the showfloor at CTIA Wireless 2010, where MobiHealthNews put on our Everywhere Healthcare event.
Marty Cooper is also on the board of GreatCall, the parent...
April 28, 2010
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore), one of the chairs of the Senate's Committee on Aging, held up at least four wireless health devices during the Senate hearing last week: Nonin's Bluetooth-enabled pulse oximeter, MedApps' HealthPal, Corventis' PiiX sensor and another one which we are working to identify, but looks like it might be a transdermal medication delivery patch made by Isis Biopolymer....
April 1, 2010
Following up on the discussion from our Everywhere Healthcare event in Las Vegas, this week MobiHealthNews takes a look at the role wireless carriers or operators play in wireless health. Should you expect a Verizon branded glucometer any time soon? Will carriers like AT&T begin stocking connected health devices on their store shelves?
The carriers say: No.
Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and AT...