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By Brian Dolan 04:02 am April 23, 2013
Google's former Chief Health Strategist Roni Zeiger MD and Gilles Frydman, founder of the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR), announced the launch of Smart Patients, a new online community for cancer patients and caregivers, at the TEDMED event in Washington DC last week. "What we are primarily trying to do is help cancer patients and caregivers learn more effectively from each other...
By Brian Dolan 03:00 am October 30, 2012
Waltham, Massachusetts-based QuantiaMD, which offers a mobile and online physician community and collaboration platform, raised a $12 million round of funding from return backer Fuse Capital. The company plans to use the funds for building out its platform's capabilities and better meet the needs of payers, health systems, and others who leverage QuantiaMD to engage with physicians. It will also...
By Brian Dolan 02:41 am September 20, 2012
Princeton, New Jersey-based Tigerlabs announced the launch of a new healthcare IT accelerator, called Tigerlabs Health, which is located in the heart of Big Pharma in central New Jersey. The program will include mentors from leading pharma companies and likely other healthcare organizations, too. While there have been an increasing number of health accelerators launching in recent years,...
By Brian Dolan 04:23 am August 30, 2012
Every year Inc. Magazine publishes a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. While the publication's method has its drawbacks, the resulting list is much more concrete than many of the subjective lists of top companies, apps, or products floating around. Inc. ranks companies by percent growth in revenue over the course of the past few years. What's more Inc. publishes...
By Brian Dolan 05:50 am December 21, 2009
PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a report over the weekend that examines ways by which the healthcare industry might "squeeze" more cost savings our of the system. As you might imagine connected health solutions are a consistent theme throughout much of the report. Here's how it breaks down: Telecommunications service providers: PwC notes that big telecom companies including Verizon, AT&T...
By Brian Dolan 02:00 pm October 7, 2009
ScanAvert, a wireless health application that alerts users before they eat something that they are allergic to or that might interfere with the effectiveness of their prescription drugs, officially launched today at Health 2.0 in San Francisco. ScanAvert currently runs on Android phones, however, ScanAvert CEO and President Ellen Badinelli told MobiHealthNews that the company plans to create...
By Brian Dolan 09:04 am May 7, 2009
Cambridge Consultants' wireless medical device interoperability system, Vena is gearing up to unveil a connected asthma inhaler prototype at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe event in Portugal this month, according to a report over at MedGadget. The device aims to offer patients a direct link to doctors and online applications to help them improve compliance and improve treatment. As you would...
By Brian Dolan 05:21 am April 15, 2009
Novartis CEO and Chairman Daniel Vasella said that technology solutions do not do an adequate job of solving the medical adherence and compliance problem that faces the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Internet programs that provide feedback loops to patients, instruments that can measure biometrics and transmit the data to caregivers, and new pill bottles that can remind you (by text...
By Brian Dolan 11:50 am April 14, 2009
By Carmen R. Gonzalez, Manager of Strategy and Communications, HCG When it comes to successfully completing clinical studies, keeping patients enrolled is crucial. Lengthy trials pose a significant risk of patients dropping out, especially if invasive procedures are involved. In studies that include add-on trials, every patient's continued participation grows even more valuable. In addition,...
By Brian Dolan 05:53 am March 30, 2009
Thanks to a $45 million gift from the Gary and Mary West Foundation and support from Qualcomm and Scripps Health, the newly formed West Wireless Health Institute in San Diego will work to take wireless medicine out of the lab and into the marketplace.  Qualcomm's Vice President of Health and Life Sciences will serve as the institute's Founding Board Member while Scripps Health's Chief Academic...