July 23, 2011
While the year is little more than halfway through, 2011 has already seen at least ten acquisitions for mobile health companies. Here's a roundup of memorable ones:
Soon-Shiong Buys Vitality-GlowCaps: In February pharma entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong acquired Vitality, the company that developed GlowCaps. Vitality CEO David Rose stated in the company press release that while...
July 20, 2011
Onset Technology released OnPage this week, a subscription-based mobile app for iOS and BlackBerry that acts as a pager-like priority messaging service. Onset is no newcomer to the mobile messaging space: The company was founded in 1997.
OnPage aims to attract doctors who still use pagers as a priority messaging system by eliminating the need to carry two devices, while still providing a higher...
September 29, 2010
Amcom Software, makers of Amcom Mobile Connect -- a smartphone-based pager replacement offering for hospitals, announced seven healthcare organizations have begun using Mobile Connect since its launch. Emory University, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. John’s Hospital, Inova Health System, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, NorthBay Healthcare, and Mary Washington Healthcare have each...
April 27, 2010
GE Healthcare announced a deal to integrate its patient monitoring platform with Ascom Wireless Solutions' wireless VoIP phones, pagers and DECT handsets. The companies say the deal will enable hospitals to customize, filter and send secondary alarms to clinicians’ Ascom Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, pagers and Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets.
GE and Ascom point to a...
February 28, 2010
While we expect to hear many announcements about iPhone apps from exhibitors at HIMSS, it seems BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has scooped a couple of early news stories ahead of the event: Last week we reported on Vocera's plans to demo a proof-of-concept BlackBerry app at the event this week. Now, Vocera's competitor Voalte has announced plans to demonstrate its proof of concept...
February 24, 2010
Vocera, which offers specially designed smartphones, communications pendants (or badges) and accompanying software for the healthcare industry, announced plans to unveil a "proof of concept" smartphone application for BlackBerry users at the HIMSS event in Atlanta, GA next week. Vocera also notes that its devices and client applications integrate with a number of other mobile health solutions...
October 27, 2009
Vocera -- known for its wireless badge form factor communication devices for hospital settings -- announced the first shipment of its new device: the Vocera smartphone. The company jointly developed the smartphone with Motorola, but Vocera said the device offers the same one-touch, voice user interface of the Vocera communications badge. The Vocera smartphone runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6....