remote patient monitoring

By Aditi Pai 09:06 am October 14, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor. The telemedicine market, which according to BCC Research is comprised of "telehospital" and "telehome" technologies, is expected to reach $43.4 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent, according to a recent report from the firm. According to BCC, the telehospital market refers to "services that are provided within or between...
By Jonah Comstock 07:52 am October 14, 2014
Philips has unveiled a prototype system, consisting of a wearable sensor and connected software suite, to monitor patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Philips worked with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands to develop the system. The sensor used to demo the prototype was the FDA-cleared HealthPatch sensor from Vital Connect, a peel and stick device that...
By Aditi Pai 08:51 am October 7, 2014
Sotera Wireless's ViSi Mobile monitor. A recent report from Kalorama Information has found that the patient monitoring market is worth $29.7 billion globally, up 7 percent from last year. "Replacement of older, low-technology equipment with new wireless or remote units, new connectivity advancements, and demand for reduce hospital stays all contribute to the sales of these systems," Kalorama...
By Aditi Pai 05:40 am October 6, 2014
Cigna-Healthspring, a subsidiary of Newtown, Massachusetts-based payor Cigna that specializes in Medicare plans, is expanding its congestive heart failure remote patient monitoring program in partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations. The two organizations first piloted the program with 50 patients in Tennessee. These members, who had been recently admitted to the hospital for CHF complications...
By Jonah Comstock 07:17 am October 3, 2014
A connected weight scale from AMC Health. A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected...
By Brian Dolan 08:59 am September 25, 2014
Turkish mobile operator Turkcell teamed up with Istanbul University researchers to study how its wireless-enabled diabetes device, Turkcell Healthmeter, would impact patient outcomes. The Turkcell Healthmeter is a small, cellular-enabled device that wirelessly pairs with a number of Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meters -- no smartphone required. For the study, the Healthmeter sent data received...
By Aditi Pai 08:09 am September 4, 2014
iHealth blood pressure cuff Over the next five years, ABI Research expects 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices to ship. This growth, ABI said, is in part a result of providers who are more aware of the benefits remote patient monitoring wearable devices can provide to patients outside of the hospital. ABI adds that because of the growing interest in these devices, there's a...
By Aditi Pai 06:56 am August 21, 2014
Medical device maker HealthSense raised $10 million in equity, debt, and securities in a round led by Mansa Capital with additional investment from existing investors Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Radius Ventures. Another existing investor that wasn't mentioned in this round is Fallon Community Health Plan. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $17 million. “Mansa...
By Jonah Comstock 04:30 am August 21, 2014
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm that isn't always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure -- with high accuracy. The app is set to launch for consumers in September. "Our pretty strong belief is that...
By Jonah Comstock 10:09 am July 23, 2014
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) Representatives Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Glenn Thompson (R-Penn.) are set to announce a new telehealth bill soon. Like some of Mike Thompson's previous telehealth efforts, the bill seeks to amend the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, the law that has long limited government-reimbursed telemedicine to rural areas and specific use cases. As Jonathan...