January 10, 2018
App-based physician house call service, Heal, just announced the launch of its new product Wellbe, a device which serves as a data hub for connected health devices. The company claims Wellbe can link and track data from more than 100 disconnected, siloed medical tools. The data is then connected to Heal's physicians.
"We are humbled that Heal's house calls have shown great potential to improve...
November 20, 2017
UnitedHealthcare members who participate the insurer's UnitedHealthcare Motion employee wellness program, will now be available to use Samsung and Garmin trackers in addition to Fitbit devices.
“Our members are consumers and they have relationships and affinities to brands and we want to be supportive of that,” Paul Sterling, vice president of emerging products for UnitedHealthcare, told...
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...
January 29, 2015
Less than a month after announcing its partnership with Novartis, Qualcomm is adding another big pharmaceutical company to its list of 2net partners: Roche, who will use Qualcomm Life's 2net platform to capture patient data from connected devices, starting with anti-coagulation meters.
“This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Roche as we launch a new generation of point-of-care...
January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens.
Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
August 7, 2013
Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled...
August 6, 2013
The Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has announced the official launch of its Wired for Health mobile trial, which had begun recruiting last month, when the Institute brought on Dr. Steven Steinhubl as director of digital medicine.
"We are excited to embark on one of the first robust, cross-industry studies using multiple mobile medical sensors to determine whether we can lower...
May 6, 2013
Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary that offers the 2net platform and hub for connecting home remote monitoring devices to the cloud, announced that it is acquiring San Diego-based HealthyCircles, a software-as-a-service startup that helps different care providers share patient information securely in a hospital setting. HealthyCircles Founder and Chief Strategic Officer Dr. James Mault, who...
March 12, 2013
A WellPoint health plan in Florida, called Amerigroup Florida, announced that it will offer Asthmapolis' FDA-cleared mobile health device and service to its members with asthma.
Asthmapolis' device is a sensor that sits atop (most) inhalers used by patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor transmits data to a companion app on the user’s mobile phone every time the inhaler is used. The app can...
September 4, 2012
iSonea's AsthmaSense App
Medical technology company iSonea has raised $1.05 million in funding from Australian businessman Bruce Mathieson, who now owns about 15 percent of the company.
iSonea's CEO Michael Thomas explained that the funding would help the company build more of its medical devices' functionality into the smartphone platform: "iSonea is committed to developing innovative, non-...