March 28, 2012
iSonea showed off its wares at HIMSS in the Qualcomm Life booth. The Asthma Sense iPhone app pictured is not yet available in the AppStore.
iSonea, makers of the WheezoMeter, has begun recruiting for a post-market study of its asthma monitoring device for children under the age of 12 years old. The company aims to determine the device's ability to accurately assess wheeze rate in a group of...
February 28, 2012
According to a findings of a small consumer survey conducted by HIMSS and sponsored by Qualcomm Life, a majority of consumers are familiar with the term remote monitoring device, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before, and only 16 percent had heard about such devices from their healthcare provider. The survey's results were fairly consistent with past surveys -- few of the...
February 20, 2012
Asthmapolis is working with Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, to equip its Sacramento-based asthma patients with GPS-enabled inhalers that send real-time breathing data to physicians' smartphones. Asthmapolis is ramping up production of its device, a sensor that sits atop most inhalers, at a Wisconsin-based device manufacturing plant. The device was expected to launch last year....
February 15, 2012
Annapolis, Maryland-based asthma monitoring technology company iSonea has inked a deal with Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, to combine iSonea's proprietary Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (ARM) devices and forthcoming mobile health asthma management offerings with Qualcomm's recently launched 2net platform.
The deal will enable users of iSonea's asthma monitoring...
January 25, 2012
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) and the Carlos Slim Health Institute (CSHI) kicked off a research study in Mexico that aims to track the impact mobile health and connected devices have on maternal health in the state of Yucatan in Mexico. The technologies used in the study are part of a "Wireless Pregnancy Remote Monitoring Kit," developed by WWHI and CSHI.
The first phase of the...
January 18, 2012
Want to empower consumers to improve healthcare and their own health status? Build a Tricorder and convince youngsters to "be like Mike."
Those were the takeaways from a high-level session featuring Dr. Leslie Saxon of the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing and Qualcomm's Don Jones at the third annual Digital Health Summit at 2012 International CES last week in Las Vegas...
December 15, 2011
Mobile adoption just keeps marching forward, but someone had best solve the payment issue sooner rather than later.
The move toward accountable care organizations and Medicare's denial of reimbursements for certain preventable readmissions certainly will put some of the onus on hospitals and integrated delivery networks to keep post-discharge patients and those with chronic diseases healthy. It...
December 8, 2011
Qualcomm has been developing its wireless health strategy for the past decade --grooming health startups along the way, supporting a number of major mobile health events, co-founding various wireless health industry associations, and lobbying policymakers on the pertinent issues. That makes its announcement this week all the more important. It also means the industry should take note of its...