October 21, 2009
At the Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week, Myca Health described its offering as a platform for physicians and patients, called MycaHub, which delivers a set of automated tools, intuitive interfaces, integrated systems, and the capacity for doctor and patient to engage in real time, any time, online or offline.
Earlier this month the company announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield...
October 15, 2009
Tim Gee, Principal, Medical Connectivity Consulting, was kind enough to write-up the first sessions at our Everywhere Healthcare event last week at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment event in San Diego. What follows is Tim's notes from the session (including some commentary from him in parenthetical asides.)
Brian Dolan, co-founder and editor of MobiHealthNews kicked off the event by...
October 14, 2009
Last week at the CTIA Wireless IT & E event in San Diego, close to 30 wireless health companies exhibited their wares on the show floor. For those readers who were not in attendance and for those looking for a round-up of the companies on-site, we put together a slide show describing each of the companies exhibiting.
The companies range in size from established tech companies to wireless...
October 13, 2009
During the West Wireless Health Institute open house event earlier last week, presenters noted that by 2020, the U.S. won't have enough physicians -- it will be about 200,000 physicians short, and there are far too few medical schools to make up the difference in the meantime: “Physicians need to be more productive with hours,” Gary West, chairman of the institute told attendees, according to a...
October 5, 2009
Medtronic group president for diabetes and other device franchises Christopher O'Connell told the Wall Street Journal that his company saw "potential" in partnering with other companies for wireless health and was already in discussions with a number of undisclosed companies.
The WSJ also quoted ABI Research analyst Stan Schatt quoting a market value for wirelessly relaying healthcare information...
September 30, 2009
"Wireless carriers are really behind wireless health," Rob Mesirow, Vice President, CTIA, the international association for the wireless industry told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. Wireless healthcare has quickly become a true product category for the wireless industry during the past six months, Mesirow explained.
"You don't typically see a product category emerge and get that kind of...
September 25, 2009
Qualcomm brings 3G wireless health services to rural China: "Qualcomm enthusiastically supports the Chinese government's commitment to rural informatization, improved medical services and the development of enhanced rural health care systems," said Jing Wang, executive VP of Qualcomm Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa. "We are pleased to be working with an innovator like Xi'an Kingtone to...
September 5, 2009
At the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society event in Minneapolis this week, Qualcomm presented a new algorithm that it says lowers the power of body area networks (BANs). According to a report from EETimes, the presentation attracted the attention of implantable device maker Medtronic's representatives who were in attendance at the event.
"The sensing of vital signs is still an open...
September 3, 2009
"It's not just about phones anymore," declared a recent Sprint press release about accelerating healthcare devices and other M2M devices to market. Sprint isn't the only carrier to see beyond the phone in recent weeks: Verizon Wireless and AT&T have both made similar moves.
A few weeks after Verizon Wireless announced a machine-to-machine (M2M) joint venture with Qualcomm, AT&T opened a...
August 28, 2009
The West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Eric Topol and Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs were just featured on CNBC in a clip about Internet users increasingly accessing the Web from mobile devices. Of course, the conversation quickly changed gears to focus on wireless healthcare:
"I liken it to the fact that when you have your cell phone with you all the time you feel connected to your friends and...