October 12, 2011
St. Jude Medical announced new features for its Merlin.net remote patient monitoring offering, Patient Care Network (PCN), including mobile alerts for physicians and improved data export to EHRs.
Mobile DirectAlerts, a notification system for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices, enables physicians to receive messages whenever a patient triggers the device's alert system.
In addition, an Auto...
September 29, 2011
At the end of November last year Apple aired a new commercial for the iPad called "iPad is Amazing." Within the first few seconds the commercial showed a brief clip of AirStripOB, a vital sign monitoring app from AirStrip Technologies, and the first iOS app to secure clearance from the FDA.
"When I first joined AirStrip, I realized that everyone was talking about us. Apple had just aired a...
September 7, 2011
Only 50,000 to 70,000 patients in the United States are remotely monitored, Chuck Parker, executive director of the Continua Health Alliance, told the New York Times in a recent interview. Parker states that one reason adoption is still modest is a lack of financial incentives for some of the big players in health. Heart patients that can be monitored remotely at home are far less lucrative than...
June 27, 2011
Sprint recently launched its M2M Command Center, a secure web portal that allows health agency enterprises to remotely manage thousands of wireless devices used for chronic health condition management.
While healthcare is expected to be the primary industry for the Command Center, transportation and energy management customers are also expected to use the platform, according to the mobile...
May 18, 2011
According to a new report from TechNavio, the global patient monitoring system market will swell to $9.3 billion in 2014. TechNavio's analysis focuses on the US, EMEA and APAC and concludes that remote patient monitoring is driving growth in the wider patient monitoring market. The price of these systems is cost prohibitive, however, the report found.
"Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM...
April 6, 2011
In a move that echoes the launch strategy for its first mobile remote monitoring app AirStrip OB, AirStrip Technologies has inked a deal with GE Healthcare to bring to market its new AirStrip Cardiology app for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
The partnership enables data from the GE Healthcare MUSE Cardiology Information System to be viewable on iOS devices via the new AirStrip Cardiology app, which...
March 2, 2011
Last April we published a list of "five must-read mobile health reports" that were free to anyone to download. The list was an instant hit and in recent weeks I have had requests from a number of people for a refreshed list. As of March 2011, there have been four free, must-read mHealth reports by my count -- and together they do a fine job of encapsulating a good portion of the mHealth...
February 28, 2011
BL Healthcare announced last week that Verizon Investments had participated in its recent financing round. MobiHealthNews has learned that BL raised about $2 million in the round, but whether others participated is still unclear.
BL Healthcare announced a partnership with Verizon in April 2010 to build an ecosystem of applications for BL's platform. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics...
January 25, 2011
According to a research report from Kalorama Information the market for remote and wireless patient monitoring is set to grow about 26 percent annually through 2014.
“With increased waiting times at doctors’ offices, some employees may have to take a sick or personal day to see the physician for what might be a routine visit and technology might help avoid that scenario,” Kalorama stated in its...
December 21, 2010
The worldwide market for home health monitoring of "welfare diseases" was worth about € 7.6 billion ($10 billion) in 2010, according to Berg Insight. The conditions most commonly treated via these remote monitoring services include diabetes, cardiac arrhythmia, sleep apnea, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the report found. More than 200 million people in the EU and the US...