March 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews spent the last week at the HIMSS18 annual global conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see all our HIMSS coverage on our website, but we don't always have time to write all the news from the show. Read on for some additional comments, case studies, and launches from the show.
Jonathan Bush says digital can save hospitals from becoming Blockbusters
October 12, 2017
Welch Allyn, a vital signs monitoring technology company, now will offer its Internet of Things home medical devices as part of Honeywell’s remote patient monitoring platform.
The Welch Allyn Home 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor with SureBP technology and Welch Allyn Home Weight Scale now will be offered as standard peripherals with Honeywell Life Care Solution’s Genesis Touch remote patient...
January 20, 2015
EarlySense, an Israeli company which makes a passive and contactless bedside monitor that continuously measures respiration rate, heart rate, and motion, has raised $20 million, with $10 million constituting a strategic investment from Samsung. Welch Allyn, which licenses EarlySense's sensor, also contributed, as did other existing investors Pitango Venture Capital, JK&B, Proseed and Noaber...
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...
June 10, 2014
Teladoc was one of the many signatories on one of the letters recently sent to incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
After efforts to remove restrictions from CMS coverage of telehealth through legislative channels have stalled, telehealth stakeholders have sent a barrage of open letters to incoming US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, urging her to use her newfound...
January 13, 2014
This month the FDA cleared the second generation of Waltham, Massachusetts-based EarlySense's passive and contactless bedside monitor, which continuous measures respiration rate, heart rate and motion. Among the changes to the system are more sophisticated management tools to help administrators better measure and track quality goals.
"One of the very strong attributes of our technology and...
January 24, 2013
An iPhone app and peripheral device that allows doctors to use the iPhone camera to take photographs of the interior surface of the eye has received 510(K) FDA clearance.
The iExaminer System from Welch Allyn will build on the company's existing PanOptic Opthalmoscope, a device that lets a physician see into the back of a patient's eye. The FDA clearance is for an adapter that connects the...
August 6, 2012
Medical device maker Welch Allyn said Monday that its products have become the first wireless vital-signs monitors to pass rigorous U.S. government security standards for use in federal healthcare facilities.
Two Welch Allyn products, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor 6500 Series and Connex Integrated Wall System 8500 Series, have earned Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1...
July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts.
Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
January 27, 2010
mHealth Alliance award application process draws to a close: The mHealth Alliance announced the last call for its $50,000 prize for revolutionary wireless technology applications for global health. More
HealthNewsDigest imagines how the healthcare system will look if much of the technology demonstrated and talked about today becomes implemented: "The technology required to make the benefits in...