June 26, 2015
Even though telemedicine seems to be having its day in the sun, with Teladoc's forthcoming IPO and major funding for MDLive, Doctor on Demand, and American Well, one of the oldest, earliest telemedicine companies is shutting down. Bosch has officially closed its US subsidiary Robert Bosch Healthcare, reducing the scope its healthcare operations to a 50-person team based in Germany.
August 12, 2013
Cardiocom's Diabetes Management System.
Minneapolis-based implantable medical device maker Medtronic has acquired Chanhassen, Minnesota-based Cardiocom, a remote patient monitoring and disease management company, for $200 million in cash. As the Wall Street Journal reported, this acquisition represents a diversification for Medtronic, from it's core offering of implantable medical devices to...
April 30, 2013
AirStrip Cardiology iPad
San Antonio, Texas-based Airstrip and Camden, NJ-based mVisum recently announced that they had settled the lawsuit AirStrip brought against mVisum in October 2012 for allegedly infringing on AirStrip’s patent for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. The settlement will see mVisum continuing to sell its products as long as those products aren't...
February 20, 2013
Global telehealth vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems announced a partnership with GreatCall, which offers mobile health and personal safety technology for seniors. The goal of the partnership is to "develop and market an innovative line of mobile telehealth and mHealth solutions," according to a release from the companies.
"The partnership combines Bosch's evidence-based telehealth solutions...
October 23, 2012
A British university is joining the growing roster of organizations formally researching the effectiveness of digital healthcare technologies and brainstorming further innovations.
The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) at the University of Warwick in England is teaming with the university's WMG innovation center and Bosch Healthcare to create the IDH Learning Lab. Also participating is...
October 23, 2012
By Orion Armon, IP Litigation practice group, Cooley LLP
Until now, the mHealth industry has experienced relatively few patent infringement conflicts, and little or no litigation instituted by non-practicing entities. But these trends may be disrupted within the next few years. Companies in the medical device, computer, networking, and communications industries are all patenting in the mHealth...
September 5, 2012
Even as mobile health converges with other technologies and becomes a more integral part of healthcare delivery as a whole, not everybody in this sector is prospering. The latest evidence comes from Authentidate Holding Corp., parent company of home telehealth service provider ExpressMD Solutions, was forced to reverse-split of its stock last week to avoid delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market...
May 1, 2012
This week Robert Bosch Healthcare announced that it had come to an agreement with Waldo Networks, one of the companies that Bosch had sued over patent infringement this past January. The company sued three makers of remote home health monitoring technology -- MedApps, ExpressMD, and Waldo -- claiming that the competitors infringed on patents for Bosch’s Health Buddy system.
"Bosch Healthcare is...
March 14, 2012
Palo Alto, California-based Jiff announced this week that it had raised $7.5 million in its first round of funding. The investment round was led by Aeris Capital and included participation from Jiff's founding seed investor Aberdare Ventures. The startup also announced that it had appointed former president and CEO of Robert Bosch Healthcare, Derek Newell, as its first CEO.
Too often patients...
September 29, 2011
Louis Burns, CEO of Intel-GE Care Innovations, doesn't much mind that telehealth technology vendor Robert Bosch Healthcare, a major competitor, has been getting a lot of press lately. In an industry with plenty of room to grow, a rising tide will raise all boats.
"I've always pushed this issue of 'coopetition,'" Burns told MobiHealthNews at this week's Health 2.0 Fall Conference in San Francisco...