July 3, 2019
Telecoms giant Vodafone has launched its 5G network in seven cities across the UK earlier today, switched on by five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in London.
From expanding virtual reality training to telemedicine or remote monitoring, experts say 5G will accelerate adoption and stimulate innovation in healthcare in the coming years.
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May 14, 2015
Correction: This article previously mentioned strategic investors in MedoPad. The reference has been removed, as the companies in question were not actually investors.
A London hospital is the latest to put the Apple Watch to use within its walls, this time to improve medication management and adherence for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. According to a report from Wareable, King's...
November 20, 2012
The now-defunct Healogica app.
Clinical trials are a clear area where mobile engagement and big data have serious potential, but it's still a largely untapped use case. There have been a lot of stories recently about the opportunities in that space, but also on the challenges companies have encountered in implementing them. At least one abandoned study and one failed company can attest to those...
September 18, 2012
Quick Note: On October 4th, the Mayo Clinic and Preventice will be joining MobiHealthNews for a free online event discussing the imminent and inevitable rise of remote patient monitoring. RPM is without a doubt one of the cornerstones of digital health -- don't miss out -- free registration right here.
What is the mobile network operator’s role in mobile health? That is a question that has been...
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...
April 18, 2012
Verizon Communications has inked a deal with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantWorks to collaborate on a series of initiatives, beginning with an integrated information infrastructure that improves the treatment of cancer by equipping healthcare providers with the most up-to-date treatment protocols for specific cancer conditions right from their mobile devices. This first collaboration is called the...
August 12, 2011
Global telecommunications provider Vodafone has sold 5.5 percent ($640m) of its Indian subsidiary Vodafone Essar to Indian pharmaceutical company Piramal Healthcare, reports LiveMint.
One of the reasons for the deal involves Vodafone's July acquisition of Essar’s 33 percent stake in the Vodafone Essar corporation for $5.46 billion. In accordance with Indian law for foreign investment, Vodafone is...
August 5, 2010
Back in the 1990s, Kenneth Seymens was the senior manager of Apple's Medical Informatics Group. Seymens directed an initiative at Apple that developed native Macintosh clients for health IT systems. His team partnered with 120 medical schools to develop the medical apps for Macs, but they soon migrated their efforts over to Apple's first handheld device, the ill-fated Newton, a personal digital...
April 26, 2010
Text4Baby update: Forty states are in the process of creating Text4Baby coalitions and encouraging nurses to talk up the program, according to a recent report in Time magazine. The report also notes that another major television channel, besides MTV, is also promoting the text message powered service: Telemundo. More
iPlato has a new customer, this time outside of the UK: Lexum European Eye...
April 1, 2010
Following up on the discussion from our Everywhere Healthcare event in Las Vegas, this week MobiHealthNews takes a look at the role wireless carriers or operators play in wireless health. Should you expect a Verizon branded glucometer any time soon? Will carriers like AT&T begin stocking connected health devices on their store shelves?
The carriers say: No.
Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and AT...