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...
July 31, 2013
One way or another, the wrist is going to be a consumer battlefield.
In the world of health and fitness tracking, smartphone connected devices like Fitbit Flex, Jawbone UP, and Basis Band have scoped out the wrist as the ideal place for accelerometers, pulse, and galvanic skin response sensors to give people feedback about their workouts. In the mobile computing sphere, startups like Pebble and...
April 19, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has formed a new workgroup, charged with "identifying key considerations to improve patient safety and promote innovation in health information technology (Health IT), including mobile medical applications." The group has been selected by HHS and the FCC and will report to the Health IT Policy Committee which advises the ONC.
This is the same workgroup...
March 19, 2013
We are live blogging old school today: Hit the refresh button every few minutes for updates! (Live blog is now concluded.)
12:24PM: Rep. Ellmers very quickly concludes the hearing. That's a wrap! Next hearing is slated for tomorrow at 10AM ET.
12:22PM: Rep. Ellmers asks if medical device tax will hamper innovation. Thompson, Dagi, and Ford all said yes. Others said unclear. Rep. Ellmers says she...
February 7, 2013
Frog Design Executive Creative Director Fabio Sergio has published a must-read essay on healthcare innovation over at Frog Design's site, arguing not only that developments like Big Data and wearable devices will improve healthcare, but also that they will -- and should -- fundamentally change the healthcare system and the meaning of roles like patient, caregiver, and healthcare professional....
November 27, 2012
Qualcomm Ventures is one of several investors in the first round of funding for ClearCare, a San Francisco-based company that provides a front- and back-end online software platform for the home care industry. ClearCare raised $4.6 million in combined seed and first round funds from Qualcomm and venture firms Voyager Capital and Harbor Pacific Capital. Voyager led the round. The 2-year-old...
November 14, 2012
Need more proof that Southern California in general and San Diego in particular are the center of the wireless health universe? This fall, Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering launched a master's program in wireless health, just months after graduating its first certificate class in the burgeoning field.
The thing is, Case has been a fixture in Cleveland for nearly a...
November 12, 2012
Just under a year after it's US launch, Qualcomm Life announced the expansion of its 2net wireless health platform in the European market.
Laurent Vandebrouk, managing director of Qualcomm Life Europe, told MobiHealthNews that some of Qualcomm Life's medical device partners are already in the European market, and some partners in the US would like to expand into Europe.
Qualcomm's 2net is a cloud...
September 25, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a public briefing this week with its mHealth Task Force, which formed just this past June to work with various other healthcare professionals and technologists to create a report full of "concrete" next steps that the FCC (and other agencies) can take to facilitate the adoption and acceleration of mHealth in the United States. The task force co-...
June 5, 2012
Verizon SureResponse mPERS
That has to be a question on the minds of Verizon healthcare executives this week.
Verizon just announced plans for a whopping $621 million acquisition of leading machine-to-machine company, Hughes Telematics. The Hughes acquisition is without a doubt focused on adding more cellular-enabled services to cars, which is Hughes core competency. Connected cars are beginning...