August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
August 7, 2013
Ideal Life's Blood Pressure Cuff
Verizon Wireless' plans for an FDA-cleared mobile health platform focused on chronic disease management and other health conditions has been in the works for some time. The software platform, officially called The Verizon Wireless Converged Health Management (CHM) Device has just secured Class II 510(k) clearance from the FDA this month. Once it commercially...
August 6, 2013
The Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor, which will connect to MobileLink.
Alere Connect, the Alere subsidiary formerly known as MedApps, received FDA 510(k) clearance for its MobileLink system. The system is a cloud-based communication hub that connects a single remote monitoring device to its Connected Health platform, allowing data to pass between patients, providers and electronic health records...
July 31, 2013
Aging in place and disease management technology developer Ambio Health has gained FDA 510(k) regulatory clearance for its flagship Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System. The system, first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, essentially adds wireless capability to standard home health monitors and automates data collection.
Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio is now free to sell...
July 17, 2013
Remote patient monitoring will save the world's healthcare systems up to $36 billion by 2018, according to a new projection by Juniper Research. The firm says North America will account for a little over three quarters of the savings, with Western Europe making up the next biggest chunk.
Juniper predicts that a shift toward accountable care, especially in the United States, will lead to wider...
July 8, 2013
Example of RPM technology: Sotera's ViSi Mobile
In a recent survey, more than half of the accountable care organizations interviewed were unsure of the effectiveness of remote patient monitoring and its ability to generate a positive return on investment.
This week, Spyglass Consulting released a study on remote patient monitoring based on telephone interviews from more than 100 healthcare...
June 24, 2013
The Center for Connected Healthcare at Partners HealthCare in Boston has announced that it will begin integrating data from its home remote monitoring devices directly into Partner's electronic health record system.
Patient data including blood pressure, weight and blood glucose data will be transmitted to the Center's remote monitoring database, but, unlike previously, that data will now be...
May 13, 2013
This week, Sorin Group announced that the FDA cleared SmartView, a remote monitoring application for patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices. The technology allows physicians whose patients have a Paradym device, Sorin Group's implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), to monitor them outside of the office.
SmartView is a home health hub that collects data wirelessly from the...
May 6, 2013
Qualcomm Life, the Qualcomm subsidiary that offers the 2net platform and hub for connecting home remote monitoring devices to the cloud, announced that it is acquiring San Diego-based HealthyCircles, a software-as-a-service startup that helps different care providers share patient information securely in a hospital setting. HealthyCircles Founder and Chief Strategic Officer Dr. James Mault, who...
April 22, 2013
Underserved communities in the U.S. stand to benefit greatly from telehealth and mobile health technologies, but only if clinicians adjust their workflows to include remote care, payers start offering the right financial incentives for providers to do so and the technology infrastructure is in place to support digital outreach, attendees at a conference heard last week.
"It all boils down to...