May 17, 2016
ARC Devices will go to market with its forthcoming connected, contact-free thermometer via partnerships with telehealth vendor VSee and remote patient monitoring company Ideal Life.
Boca Raton, Florida-based ARC Devices launched its digital infrared thermometer, called InstaTemp, last fall. But the current version of the device isn't connected -- it displays temperature readings on a screen on...
February 25, 2016
Plano, Texas-based remote patient monitoring company Vivify Health has raised $17 million in a round led by strategic investor UPMC with participation from Strategic investors Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Envision Healthcare Holdings.
This round was a completion of a round Vivify Health started in November 2014. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $23....
January 28, 2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will soon become the latest hospital to incorporate health monitoring via connected devices and Apple’s HealthKit infrastructure. BIDMC @ Home, an initiative the hospital has been working on for the past six months or so, is currently being tested on doctors and IT personnel in the hospital and will roll out to its first cohort of patients in the spring.
January 20, 2016
News broke earlier this week that Scripps Translational Science Institute’s Wired For Health study showed the digital health monitoring used in the randomized control trial of 160 patients had no impact on outcomes or the cost of care during the first six months. The results were met with a mix of reactions from people working in healthcare who shared their thoughts on Twitter.
Some chalked it up...
December 17, 2015
While interest in remote patient monitoring is very high and various kinds of programs are being deployed, the market is still maturing in many ways, according to a new report from Chilmark Research.
“Despite the broad interest in these new models of care, it is clear that this market is in its very early stages of maturity,” Chilmark writes in the report, entitled Migration to Connected Health...
December 7, 2015
According to a new report from Swedish analyst firm Berg Insight, 4.9 million patients were remotely monitored in 2015, up 51 percent from the previous year. The firm predicts that number will continue to grow at a CAGR of 48.9 percent, leading to 36.1 million remotely monitored patients in 2020.
Berg Insight does not include voluntary personal health tracking in its RPM research. The 2015 device...
November 24, 2015
By Jessica Davis, Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
"The initiatives have yet to be defined, as it's a departure on how physicians and care...
November 12, 2015
Right now, UCLA Health system's patient-facing mobile health initiatives are scattered across a number of different pilots for particular disease groups inside and outside the hospital. But as the apps are tested and developed further, the hospital hopes to link them all into the patient portal to create a "single source of truth for the patient," according to UCLA Health's Director of Health IT...
October 16, 2015
New York City-based FRND, a startup that has developed an app that allows patients to request a house call, launched in New York City last week. The company also has received funding from an angel round.
This is the latest in a growing list of companies to offer a doctor house call service, but unlike a few other apps on the market that offer a similar service, including Heal, Dispatch, and Pager...
October 5, 2015
Tactio Health Group, a Montreal-based company that builds smartphone-connected remote patient monitoring devices, will run a 25-person pilot study with the University of Michigan Health System, studying the effects of pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring and medication reminders on people with hypertension.
"This study seeks to put patient collected data into the hands of a healthcare...