WiFi

By Brian Dolan 04:31 am December 5, 2013
Last year the global medical device connectivity market was worth $3.5 billion, according to a recent report from Transparency Market Research. The firm expects the market to hit $33.5 billion by 2019 with an impressive compound annual growth rate of nearly 38 percent between 2013 and 2019. Citing the increasing adoption of electronic medical records, Transparency says North America was the...
By Neil Versel 03:36 am October 18, 2012
Embedded Wireless Labs, a Dallas-based maker of a remote patient monitoring platform and a new mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), has signed an exclusive deal with AT&T to add 4G LTE connectivity to its products. AT&T will provide the ultrafast mobile data service for continuous monitoring of the elderly, people with chronic diseases and others recently discharged from...
By Chris Gullo 08:26 am August 16, 2011
The market for Wi-Fi healthcare services will grow to $1.34 billion by 2016, according to a new report by ABI Research. The report, “Wireless Technologies in Professional Healthcare,” examines the expanding size of the global market for Wi-Fi hardware and services. According to ABI Research, Voice over Wi-Fi and RTLS (real-time location systems) will be joined by “medical body area networks” (...
By Brian Dolan 08:50 pm September 22, 2010
This past week I served as co-chair of the second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London. Fresh off a red-eye flight into London Tuesday morning, I joined Qualcomm’s Vice President of Healthcare Don Jones on-stage to conduct a one-on-one interview for the more than 100 attendees present. Jones outlined a number of strategies for mobile health startups, batted away a number of oft-...
By Brian Dolan 11:54 am September 15, 2010
Half empty or half full? First of all, if 40-something percent of consumers are willing to pay for mHealth services -- that's a good thing, right? Does anyone really have a problem with only 40 percent of consumers buying their mHealth service? Second of all, mobile health still has a raison d'etre: Improving health outcomes and saving the system money. Some reporters are missing that point,...
By Brian Dolan 06:32 am June 23, 2010
According to a new report from ABI Research, the healthcare industry's adoption of WiFi has increased by 60 percent during the past 12 months. ABI reported that cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) and wearable wireless sensors have also seen significant growth over the past year, but the firm did not provide any stats to back up that trend claim. Wireless local area networks (WLAN), real time...
By Brian Dolan 03:17 pm May 5, 2010
"We are very proud of the results of recent polls that show BlackBerry has passed Palm and [stayed ahead] of the iPhone as the number one smartphone among physicians," said Sheldon Hebert, Director, Public Sector, Healthcare and Education at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion during a webinar last week. Hebert said that BlackBerry is having such success in healthcare so far because of its...
By Brian Dolan 08:24 am April 14, 2010
Revenues from remote patient monitoring services that use mobile networks will rise to $1.9 billion globally by 2014, according to Juniper Research's recent report, "Mobile Healthcare Opportunities: Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies 2010-2014." Juniper's prediction is not the first to tackle the question of the mobile health industry's opportunity in the next four years, but like...
By Brian Dolan 04:05 pm March 3, 2010
Verizon Wireless looks to enable point of care apps for mobile: “To give patients the best care possible, healthcare organizations must run efficiently, and real-time wireless communication is a powerful tool for meeting that challenge,” John Maschenic, director of healthcare enterprise solutions for Verizon Wireless stated in a company release. “Mobile technology puts health information –...
By Brian Dolan 05:13 am March 1, 2010
Google Health announced a number of deals at HIMSS -- including integration with Surescripts, an e-prescribing network in the US, which Google says will help accelerate the availability of prescription drug history to Google Health users. On the mobile front, Google Health announced a deal with Withings for its WiFi Body Scale, which now allows Google Health users to seamlessly update their...