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By Brian Dolan July 14, 2011
Proteus Biomedical announced today that it has received a patent for its ingestible biomedical sensor -- what the company has referred to as "intelligent medicine" in the past and what many have referred to as a "chip in a pill." The patent announcement also included new information about Proteus' partners: While the Novartis relationship had been previously announced, the company said it was...
By Brian Dolan June 28, 2011
Medtronic CareLink Mobile Application Medtronic announced today the launch of CareLink Mobile Application, which the company calls the first mobile application that pairs with implantable cardiac devices. The app is available for the iPhone and iPad. CareLink Mobile Application enables clinicians to access cardiac device diagnostic information and patient data directly from their mobile devices...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts. Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
By Brian Dolan July 5, 2010
Wireless-enabled implantable devices enable care providers to check-in on a pacemaker's battery levels or how well an infusion pump is functioning, which means care providers can take action to prevent and harm to the patient. Of course that connectivity -- that feedback loop -- could also be used by hackers as a way to hurt people. "Could be" but, according to the Boston Globe, there's never...
By Brian Dolan June 30, 2010
The World Economic Forum convened an mHealth Summit in San Diego this week led by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs who is also the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mobile Communications. Following the discussion yesterday, the group put together a series of videos, including a video of the day's opening remarks and a series of quick interviews with some of the...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2010
Must-read article on implantable, connected heart failure devices: The New York Times has a must-read article on connected, implantable devices for heart failure. Among the many highlights: "The devices can cost as much as $30,000. Do patients with defibrillators make up for some of that expense with fewer hospitalizations or doctor visits? A study using a similar device, made by Medtronic,...
By Brian Dolan June 17, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) made three big announcements today from its Open House in La Jolla, California: The Gary and Mary West Foundation have donated an additional $25 million to the institute, the Carlos Slim Health Institute is now a partner of the WWHI, and CareFusion, Cisco and Medtronic have joined its roster of Technology and Education (T&E) partners. To date, the...
By Brian Dolan May 11, 2010
Medtronic recently announced a new cellular accessory for its M-Link, which provides cardiac device patients the ability to send information stored in their implanted devices to their clinics via the CareLink Network. The new accessory would enable that transmission to take place over a cellular network instead of through the user's landline phone connection. “The M-Link cellular accessory is...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2010
During his keynote this morning at the mHI event in Washington D.C., the FCC's Digital Healthcare Director Dr. Mohit Kaushal pointed to Haiti earthquake survivor Dan Woolley's use of an iPhone first aid application to treat his own compound fractured leg and head wound: "This miraculous story would not have been possible a few years ago... but it's just the tip of the ice berg," Kaushal said....