July 18, 2012
San Diego-based aging in place technology platform provider Independa has inked a deal with GreatCall, which offers the Jitterbug mobile phone service for seniors, to bring the company's 5Star Urgent Response mPERS offering to its Artemis wireless monitoring platform. Independa has previously announced health and activity-related sensors will be a part of the platform. 5Star will become a feature...
June 5, 2012
Verizon SureResponse mPERS
That has to be a question on the minds of Verizon healthcare executives this week.
Verizon just announced plans for a whopping $621 million acquisition of leading machine-to-machine company, Hughes Telematics. The Hughes acquisition is without a doubt focused on adding more cellular-enabled services to cars, which is Hughes core competency. Connected cars are beginning...
March 19, 2012
Last week Salt Lake City-based mobile personal emergency response (MPERS) provider ActiveCare inked a deal to acquire 4G Biometrics, a company that offers near real time blood glucose monitoring to insurers and self-insured employers. According to an SEC filing, the pricetag on the all-stockdeal will be equivalent to 6.6 times a six month sales period ending in September. While this is likely not...
August 11, 2010
New details have emerged regarding the recently resurrected Lifecomm mobile health joint venture. In May Qualcomm announced a JV with Hughes Telematics and American Medical Alert to launch Qualcomm's Lifecomm brand as a wireless-enabled mobile personal emergency response offering. At the time we knew little more than that Lifecomm was an entity formed with cash and in-kind contributions by the...
May 13, 2010
Qualcomm's Lifecomm is back and it has taken the form of a mobile personal emergency response offering.
Hughes Telematics, Qualcomm, and American Medical Alert announced a joint venture to deliver mobile health services called Lifecomm. Lifecomm, an entity formed with cash and in-kind contributions by the parties, will operate as a majority-owned subsidiary of HTI and plans to launch a mobile...