January 21, 2015
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions raised $1 million from undisclosed investors, the company's COO Rohan Udeshi told MobiHealthNews. This brings the company's total funding to $1.8 million.
The company's product, PatientConnect, aims to help providers prevent costly patient readmissions by engaging them with a tablet-based program. The hospital provides patients with a cellular-enabled...
December 22, 2014
Vital Connect's HealthPatch, which partnered with LifeWatch last month
Swiss remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has received FDA 510(k) clearance for LifeWatch VSP (Vital Signs Patch), the company's adhesive patch for remote patient monitoring.
"Being small in size, easy to affix, comfortable to wear and far less restrictive and cumbersome than numerous wired devices currently used,...
December 16, 2014
Ambre Health CTO and co-founder Brek Wilkins
One of the biggest complaints about healthcare, one of the biggest pain points that digital technology promises to solve, is that data sits in silos, so that even if a piece of data could help a patient, it might not be in the hands of the doctor who needs to see it.
Ambre Health, a recently formed startup out of Oklahoma State University (OSU),...
December 9, 2014
HealthInterlink's Beacon 2.0
Skaneateles Falls, New York-based medical device company Welch Allyn acquired the assets of Omaha, Nebraska-based remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink.
“The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” Welch...
December 4, 2014
Providers are using a lot of health technology, but they aren't using enough technology to interact with patients, Boston Children's Hospital CIO Naomi Fried said at a MassTLC healthcare conference in Boston this week.
"There’s a continuum when you think about digital...pure digital vs. pure patient-doctor interaction," Fried said. "I think where we are on the spectrum right now is way too...
December 3, 2014
Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Healthcare Transformation Lab Eric Isselbacher
The key to patient engagement is educating the patient so that the doctor-patient relationship resembles a partnership, according to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Eric Isselbacher. But, he added, there are still many other challenges to engaging patients with digital tools.
Isselbacher and Blue...
November 24, 2014
Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company InfoBionic raised $17 million in a round led by Safeguard Scientifics, which now owns 20 percent of the company. Other investors that participated in the round include Excel Venture Management, Zaffre Investments and existing investors Mass Medical Angels (MA2), Broadview Ventures, TiE, Beta Fund, Boardwalk, Launchpad Venture Group,...
November 20, 2014
WellStar Health System, the largest nonprofit integrated delivery system in Georgia, has made a strategic investment in Atlanta-based non-contact patient monitoring company Sensiotec, the monitoring company announced at an event in Atlanta on Wednesday. Although the exact financials of the equity deal were not disclosed, CEO Robert Arkin told MobiHealthNews the amount was in the seven-figure...
October 27, 2014
A state-side example of video comms with MDs: Verizon Wireless Virtual Visits
Around 4.7 million people in Europe were using some kind of connected care system by the end of 2013, according to a recent report from Berg Insight. The research firm includes traditional telecare, next-gen telecare, and telehealth systems in its report, which includes 30 countries in the region.
The growth of...
October 22, 2014
Springfield, Illinois-based Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has launched a pilot program to examine how nurses and physicians can integrate the Apple Watch into the medical group's Advanced Medical Home program.
HSHS' Advanced Medical Home program, which has a total of 1,100 patients, uses nurse navigators to offer specialized care to high-risk patients with chronic diseases. While the...