April 15, 2014
Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry (formerly known as Research In Motion) announced this week an investment in Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's digital health rollup NantHealth, which boasts that about 250 hospitals are now using its cloud-based, clinical decision support platform. The dollar amount of the investment was not disclosed.
BlackBerry and NantHealth haven't yet finalized the specific details...
February 25, 2014
Telcare's Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Verizon recently received its second FDA clearance for its converged health management software platform, which MobiHealthNews first wrote about last August. While the intended use cases and overall technical aspects of the system haven't changed, Verizon has added support for Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose monitoring system and Genesis...
January 10, 2013
Verizon Communications is offering a top prize of $1 million for the most powerful healthcare innovation using the company's mobile, video and cloud technology.
CEO Lowell McAdam announced the availability of the award Wednesday, as part of a $10 million challenge across three industries – also including education and sustainability – during his keynote address at International CES in Las Vegas...
July 12, 2012
New pager-replacement Android and Apple iOS apps from Zipit Wireless, a Greenville, S.C.-based maker of wireless IP devices and software, not only add paging capabilities to smartphones, but allow hospitals to get a better handle on many forms of staff communication.
On Thursday, Zipit introduced the two apps, branded as Zipit Confirm, and also announced a significant partnership with Verizon...
October 5, 2011
Verizon and Duke University announced this week a multi-year strategic agreement for research and development on health information technology (HIT) initiatives. The first projects could focus on mobile health applications and consumer health care education.
Verizon will contribute the necessary computing infrastructure and handle operations for the projects. The telecom will also provide some of...
November 25, 2009
Medical publishers team up to create smartphone app platform for other health companies: HealthDay and Complemedia’s MedicinePhone platform will provide clients in a variety of health fields the opportunity to develop their own branded smart phone applications, which can target specific information and news to medical and health professionals. "The MedicinePhone platform is helping us expand our...