August 14, 2017
Panasonic has launched a new nurse communication system for senior living facilities. The offering combines some of Panasonic's existing communication tools with a new software called Direct Care Connect. The result is that all the alarms in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility are routed through a single hub and intelligently assigned to particular caregivers, who can either be connected...
March 3, 2016
Teladoc ended 2015 with $77.4 million in revenue, up 78 percent year-over-year from $43.5 million in 2014, the company’s CEO Jason Gorevic said on Teladoc’s year end earnings call. Revenue came from two sources: subscription access fees brought in $63.3 million and visit fees brought in $14.1 million.
Last year, Teledoc facilitated about 576,000 telehealth visits, up from 299,000 in 2014. And the...
May 1, 2013
Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Intuitive Health has finally emerged from stealth mode with a new name, Vivify Health. At the end of January, MobiHealthNews reported that the company, which offers a cloud-based device-agnostic remote monitoring software, had raised $3.4 million from undisclosed sources. Our January report also noted that the company was participating in a pilot with...
March 7, 2013
HIMSS13's showfloor had no small number of dedicated medical tablets, some from big tech companies like Panasonic and Fujitsu and others from dedicated tablet companies like Motion Computing. Here's seven devices that were on display at the show, and one that was being shown off in Austin this week at SXSW. Some devices are enterprise tablets designed for a wide range of uses in manufacturing and...
March 7, 2013
Panasonic's ToughPad was subjected to a shower of water at HIMSS 2013.
One of the media narratives that came out of CES this year, was that despite not attending the show, as is its custom, Apple managed to have a significant effect on the proceedings. The same thing could be said of HIMSS, especially when it comes to tablets, where Apple's absence was keenly felt in the midst of so many...
May 23, 2012
Wearable body monitor company BodyMedia has raised another $9.3 million in its most recent round of funding, which we reported on in late March, to make for a $12 million funding round. Newcomer Comcast Ventures led the round, which also included previous investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet, Draper Triangle Ventures, Ascension Health Ventures and InCube Ventures. The company plans to use...
March 26, 2012
BodyMedia has raised more than $2.7 million in a recent round of funding that it hopes will soon hit $10 million, according to an SEC filing that MedCity News spotted. The company stated that the first equity sales occurred on March 13, 2012. So far the round of funding has included participation from four investors, according to the regulatory document.
BodyMedia's last round of funding,...
January 11, 2012
At CES this week Independa announced plans to bring its health and social engagement platform, Angela, to senior communities through a pilot with LG Electronics' US-based R&D subsidiary, Zenith.
The company also demonstrated a version of Angela that runs on iPhones and iPads -- up until now the software has been available from Independa on 10-inch and 22-inch tablets running Microsoft Windows...
July 12, 2011
Panasonic announced today the Toughbook H2, the second version of its Windows-based mobile clinical assistant (MCA) tablet. The H2 improves upon its predecessor (the H1) in multiple ways: It features a a 10.1-inch touchscreen LCD display, stylus support, enhanced screen viewability, improved CPU, more storage capacity, 6.5 hour battery life, and USB ports -- all in a relatively compact 3.5 pound...
April 6, 2010
This from John Halamka's Life as a Healthcare CIO blog: Dr. Larry Nathanson MD, who leads Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Informatics, has posted a rather exuberant review of the iPad: "I tested it today during my shift in the ER. Initial tests with our clinical applications went amazingly well. The ED dashboard, WebOMR and Provider Order Entry all appear to function...