February 11, 2019
Private equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary focused on medical device connectivity. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Qualcomm Life will spin out as a new company under the name Capsule Technologies — the name of a clinical data management company that Qualcomm acquired in 2015. The new Capsule Technologies will continue to use the...
March 1, 2018
Qualcomm Life announced an exclusive licensing agreement with AlertWatch, creator of an FDA-cleared intelligence care software that assists in the care of patients in the operating room. The deal will give Qualcomm Life the exclusive rights to sell AlertWatch, which the company plans to showcase at HIMSS 2018.
“At AlertWatch, we believe that integrating multiple streams of data into a live,...
November 15, 2017
Connected wearable patch makers will ship 35.1 million units annually by 2022, with 80 percent of these being used in clinical applications, according to a recent report from market intelligence firm Tractica.
The report also forecasts a total $7.9 billion in revenue for the patch market by the same year, all of which suggests a substantial escalation from the 966,000 units the analysts wrote...
November 3, 2017
Wearables and remote patient monitoring are being used more and more in hospitals, but barriers to their use still persist. At the Connected Health Conference in Boston last week, doctors and industry insiders went back and forth on how useful wearables are today, as well as offering a range of insights on what still needs to happen before they’re more widely deployed.
Dr. James Mault, chief...
October 11, 2017
Health2047, the American Medical Association-backed technology innovation enterprise, is working with pharma company Celgene to create a new healthcare information transfer system. As part of the deal, Health2047 is developing a new data transfer protocol for healthcare, focused on security, trustworthiness, and connectivity. More.
Samsung recently announced two interesting partnerships...
September 30, 2017
Qualcomm Life is working with electronics company Benchmark to create low-cost, disposable biometric patches that will help hospitals to monitor patients inside and outside the hospital.
“Basically, we’ve had demands from a lot of different customers for a lower-cost connected disposable patch sensor technology to use for a number of different cases and a number of different reasons,” Qualcomm...
February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data.
Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
January 4, 2017
It’s been a busy week for Fitbit. The San Francisco-based wearable company announced four different partnerships, three of which are integrations with the Works with Fitbit ecosystem.
Habit, the Campbell’s Soup-backed personalized nutrition startup that uses data from genetic tests and individual’s health and fitness goals to create tailored diet and exercise plans, will now incorporate Fitbit...
January 3, 2017
UnitedHealthcare’s wellness program Motion will soon offer participants the ability to use Fitbit’s Charge 2 to track activity metrics via a customized integration with Motion’s Frequency, Intensity and Tenacity (F.I.T.) program. Using the device, participants can track progress on their daily goals and earn financial incentives that can be applied towards their healthcare plan.
December 14, 2016
With the ever-increasing amount of patient-generated data from connected medical devices, apps and sensors, it's important that digital health players build the right foundation to create a secure, reliable medical Internet of Things. While the elements are mostly out there, bringing all the components of digital health together is still the next frontier.
“When it comes to connected health,...