April 12, 2011
Like many parts of the world, South Korea is facing an aging population and a rise in medical care costs. Looking for ways to save money while taking care of its increasing patient rolls, the country is turning to mobile health as a way to manage chronic illness. Qualcomm, the Gyeonggi Province of Korea, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and Korea Telecom (KT) announced...
February 15, 2011
At last year's mHealth Summit in Washington DC, mHealth Alliance executive director gave ABC News Good Morning America co-anchor Juju Chang a tour of the exhibit hall showfloor and highlighted a number of startups and organizations working in global health. The video below includes a few brief interviews with Matt Berg from ChildCount+, Clint McClellan from Qualcomm (discussing Zephyr Technology...
January 26, 2011
GreatConnection may be powering Mobily's Baby Ultrasound MMS
Mobily, a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia has partnered with Qualcomm and the Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group to launch a new service for expectant parents: Baby Ultrasound MMS service. The service provides parents with their baby's ultra sound image and video via MMS after their visit to their doctor at Dr Suliman Al-Habib Hospital...
December 8, 2010
How many to buy iPads? Attendees of a webinar called ”Secure and Manage Enterprise iPads at the Point of Care” were interested in using iPads at the point of care, survey finds: "More than 25 percent of the HIMSS respondents plan to deploy the iPad and other iOS devices immediately and nearly 70 percent plan to deploy the devices within the next year." Release
The iPad can even mitigate...
December 1, 2010
Will AppStores really lose their influence? There's been a lot of buzz about the latest mobile health apps trends from Research2Guidance's developer survey -- the idea that AppStore will lose their dominance as the distribution channel for mobile health apps and "traditional healthcare channels" will take over. The survey actually found that about half of the developers surveyed believe AppStores...
November 10, 2010
2011 Top medical innovations: Cleveland Clinic ranks telehealth monitoring for individuals with heart failure or "Implanted Wireless Cardiac Device for Monitoring Heart Failure" as number 6 on its list of top 10 medical innovations for 2011. I wonder if the recent national reimbursement rate CMS announced for mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry had anything to do with this group making the list. ...
September 22, 2010
This past week I served as co-chair of the second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London. Fresh off a red-eye flight into London Tuesday morning, I joined Qualcomm’s Vice President of Healthcare Don Jones on-stage to conduct a one-on-one interview for the more than 100 attendees present. Jones outlined a number of strategies for mobile health startups, batted away a number of oft-...
August 11, 2010
New details have emerged regarding the recently resurrected Lifecomm mobile health joint venture. In May Qualcomm announced a JV with Hughes Telematics and American Medical Alert to launch Qualcomm's Lifecomm brand as a wireless-enabled mobile personal emergency response offering. At the time we knew little more than that Lifecomm was an entity formed with cash and in-kind contributions by the...
August 2, 2010
Qualcomm is working with regional governments and mobile operators in the Middle East to create country-wide mobile health systems within the next three to five years, according to a report in Reuters. Qualcomm is currently looking into opening offices in both Saudi Arabia and Egypt in mid-2011.
Jay Srage, Qualcomm's vice-president for business development in the Middle East, North Africa and...
July 29, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging In Place Technology Watch
It's been more than 6 months since this blog post about tech trends that would influence product capability in 2010. It seems fitting to check status on what's happened so far, with another status check planned just prior to the new year:
1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009....