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...
December 15, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics' medical arm is planning a push into wireless monitoring of patients in hospital wards, according to a report from the Associated Press. The report characterized the market as "largely untapped."
According to a report from Greystone Research Associates released in November, wirelessly enabled in-hospital patient monitors will grow at a modest but steady annual growth...
November 3, 2010
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Geriatrics Institute plans to conduct a 12-month study on the efficacy of GenerationOne's mobile heath program for heart failure patients. The study is made possible because of a $100,000 grant from the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program.
The Institute will work with the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center to recruit inpatients...
November 3, 2010
According to a new report from Greystone Research Associates, wirelessly enabled in-hospital patient monitors will grow at a modest but steady annual growth rate of 13 percent between now and 2014. Hospitals that currently own wireless monitors will be the ones spending the most on them during the period.
“The benefits of wireless bedside and in-patient ambulatory monitors will prompt many...
October 11, 2010
Dr. Chrono inks deal with Vitals: Dr. Chrono, which offers an iPad and web-based electronic medical record application, announced a deal with Vitals, a site that enables patients to search, compare, and rate physicians to provide online appointment scheduling. Dr. Chrono also announced that it was bundling in Remedy Systems e-Prescribing application. Release
Pepsi awards $50K for mHealth project...
October 7, 2010
Biosign Technologies has agreed to buy Healthanywhere, a privately held mobile health startup for $4.3 million (Canadian Dollars) in stock. The deal is still contingent on a final asset purchase agreement and approval from TSX Venture Exchange, where Biosign is listed. The companies said they expect the deal to close by early next week, however.
Healthanywhere offers a mobile platform for...
September 29, 2010
Microsoft (finally?) joins Continue Health Alliance: According to a report in the EE Times, the Continua Health Alliance added new design guidelines for home health systems and also added a big name to its growing membership of more than 230 companies: Microsoft. I'm amazed Microsoft is just now joining Continua! I wouldn't rank them 230th on the list of companies interested in connected health...
September 22, 2010
Some quick hits and memorable quotes from Informa's second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London, UK this week:
Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Alliance: "Right now the market is focused on devices and services for chronic disease management. But longer term, we need to shift that focus onto supporting people who are healthy and well, too. We need to provide them with the...
September 1, 2010
Déjà vu all over again? Alere Health, formerly known as Inverness Medical Innovations inked a distribution deal with a wireless remote fetal monitoring company. In March Alere signed on to promote UK-based Monica Healthcare's wireless fetal monitoring system. This week, it's AirStripOB.
AirStrip Technologies, which is known for having one of the very first FDA approved iPhone apps (AirStripOB),...
August 17, 2010
By Joel White, Executive Director, Health IT Now Coalition
Over the past decade the ability of even small medical practices to access the Internet using a broadband connection has given us an entirely new set of tools to be far more efficient in the backroom record-keeping of a practice, better able to bring high-tech diagnostics and treatments to rural areas; and, as our population continues to...