West Wireless Health Institute

By Brian Dolan 07:38 am May 28, 2010
This past month MobiHealthNews has been including a "quote of the week" in our newsletter. Sometimes we chose the quote because of what was said, other times simply because of who was saying it. (When the inventor of the mobile phone starts predicting an mHealth future, it bears repeating.) Since the month is now drawing to a close, here's a review of the most memorable mobile health quotes from...
By Brian Dolan 01:44 pm May 17, 2010
Samsung's $1B health investment: The second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, South Korea-based Samsung announced this week that it plans to invest about $20 billion in healthcare and green energy through 2020. That includes about $1 billion to develop and make electronic healthcare equipment. More ZigBee certifies Freescale: Freescale Semiconductor today announced it has received...
By Brian Dolan 01:53 am May 13, 2010
Tuesday, around 3 in the morning, San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer used his iPhone to self-diagnose (correctly!) his appendicitis. While Stauffer was upstate in San Francisco for an away game, the MobiHealthNews team was down in San Diego for the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance event. On the first day, the WLSA Investors' Summit, TripleTree and the alliance awarded three companies I Awards:...
By Brian Dolan 01:10 am May 13, 2010
"The wireless health industry needs to focus more on lower cost solutions," West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey told MobiHealthNews during an interview at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance this week. "Instead, the industry is too focused on leveraging specific technologies to deliver a wireless data set that only increases utilization of the system and therefore costs. If we are able...
By Brian Dolan 07:35 am May 12, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute announced a partnership today with GE Healthcare to jointly work on a variety of educational, technical and research initiatives related to wireless health. The WWHI noted that its technology and education partnerships are based on the mutual exchange of ideas, technical assistance and expertise -- but do not include the exchange of funds. Therefore, assumedly,...
By Brian Dolan 06:06 am May 12, 2010
The Gary and Mary West Foundation granted the West Wireless Health Institute an additional $20 million to support biomedical engineering research. The foundation created the West Wireless Health Institute in March of last year after an initial grant of $45 million. West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey is set to discuss the new funding in his keynote speech this morning at the Wireless...
By Brian Dolan 06:44 am April 5, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute has added another former Johnson & Johnson executive to its ranks: Dr. Joseph Smith has joined the WWHI as its new Chief Medical Officer. Smith was the vice president of emerging technologies for Johnson and Johnson in the Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Dr. Eric Topol, the Institute's first Chief Medical Officer will now serve as Institute's...
By Brian Dolan 12:34 pm March 17, 2010
This week MobiHealthNews had a chance to discuss wireless health trends and activities at the West Wireless Health Institute with the Institute's new CEO Don Casey. We asked Casey to list five things the WWHI will accomplish in 2010, to point to some of the key challenges facing the wireless health industry and more. MobiHealthNews: Name five things the WWHI will accomplish this year. Casey: 1)...
By Brian Dolan 06:44 am March 9, 2010
"When I was thinking about what next steps are appropriate for me, I've always said: 'How do I get involved with something that is transformative? How do you get involved with something that is focused on the patients? How do you get involved with something that is going to be growing and make an impact?'" Don Casey, the newly appointed CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute said in a recent...
By Brian Dolan 04:43 am March 9, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute has appointed its first chief executive officer: Don Casey, the former worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson's comprehensive care group. At WWHI, Casey will help the Institute execute its goal of serving as a catalyst for wireless health innovations, technology incubation, advocacy and education. Casey will help forge and execute the Institute's global...