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By Brian Dolan 04:15 am August 2, 2010
To date, WellDoc's DiabetesManager is one of the few mobile health apps to have gone through an RCT. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted WellDoc 510(k) clearance to market its WellDoc DiabetesManager System to care providers and adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Next: WellDoc plans to commercially launch the WellDoc DiabetesManager System in early 2011. Five years...
By Brian Dolan 05:59 am July 13, 2010
Mobile health pilots conducted by Dr. Richard Katz of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC were the subject of a recent Associated Press report. "Medical Minutes" is the term Katz uses to describe his program. Katz aims to use incentives to see whether inner-city diabetics, an "especially hard-to-reach population," according to the AP, will better control their blood sugar and...
By Brian Dolan 02:43 am March 4, 2010
In Atlanta this week wireless really was everywhere. The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 offered free WiFi service to all its attendees and it worked (almost) everywhere. Nearly every major electronic health records (EHR) vendor had a smartphone strategy announcement or at least one in their back pocket. Thanks to the smartphone buzz, applications that were once...
By Brian Dolan 03:59 pm February 3, 2010
Last year Washington DC-based George Washington Medical Center teamed up with WellDoc and Medicaid PPO clinic, Chartered Health Family Clinic to determine the efficacy of an intensive mobile phone based program for Medicaid patients with diabetes. The program is currently underway. "I was told if we could get this to work with this population, we could probably do it anywhere," Dr. Richard Katz...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 am December 10, 2009
"The current U.S. market for wireless, home-based health care applications is $304 million," CTIA, the Wireless Association, wrote in an official comment to the FCC, which is mulling over the health care delivery elements of a national broadband plan. "That market is expected to grow to $4 billion in 2013, with estimated annual growth rates of 96 percent in 2010, 126 percent in 2011, 95 percent...
By Brian Dolan 06:58 pm October 21, 2009
During a wireless health-focused session at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week, the panelists from Verizon, WellDoc, GenerationOne and Sensei had some memorable quotes and bits of wisdom that often stood out as best practices or interesting comments. Below is a rundown of some of the more helpful aphorisms from the event: Carriers eye connected health at home and on-the-go "We...
By Brian Dolan 04:13 am October 5, 2009
Medtronic group president for diabetes and other device franchises Christopher O'Connell told the Wall Street Journal that his company saw "potential" in partnering with other companies for wireless health and was already in discussions with a number of undisclosed companies. The WSJ also quoted ABI Research analyst Stan Schatt quoting a market value for wirelessly relaying healthcare information...
By Brian Dolan 06:12 am April 3, 2009
Thanks to the focus on mHealth at the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week, a number of bigger players are opening up about their plans to launch mHealth services in the year ahead. Great Call's Jitterbug phone service for the less tech-savvy older demographic (and anyone else looking for a very, very simple user interface) told Wireless Week that it has firm plans in place for a medication adherence...
By Brian Dolan 07:08 am February 4, 2009
WellDoc's Vice President of Healthcare Integration Malinda Peeples outlined the company's ongoing pilot of a mobile phone-based diabetes monitoring system, that is partially funded by LifeScan and Sprint. Peeples noted the opportunities for mHealth in endocrinology and diabetes in particular by pointing to the 21 million Americans currently living with diabetes, the 54 million "pre-diabetic"...