June 29, 2010
European mobile operator Orange Austria announced that it has partners with Alcatel-Lucent and the Austrian Workers' Samaritan Association to launch a mobile health offering, called "healthe health package" in Austria. Healthe enables users to measure, track, and transmit their vital signs, including blood pressure and blood glucose, and send the data (automatically encrypted) through their...
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...
February 11, 2010
Mayo Clinic, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless: What do they have in common? A stake in wireless health? That's right. What's more, they are all also speaking at MobiHealthNews' second Everywhere Healthcare summit co-located with CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 24.
Leading care providers from across North America will come together with...
December 7, 2009
"These days, everybody is talking about medical care: Who gets it? Who pays for it? Who decides?" Robert Miller, executive director of technical research at AT&T, told the Star Ledger in a recent interview. Miller is a veteran of the wireless carrier's research labs. "But few people are working on a technology solution that would lower costs and make medical care better at the same time."...
December 3, 2009
"I am not going to dwell on the technology," Cambridge Consultants' Paul Williamson promised during his presentation at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London this week. "The technology is not a true barrier since [the technology] is relatively low-cost already."
Williamson then presented what he called an admittedly "simplistic" analysis of what could and should motivate various groups...
September 30, 2009
The wireless industry association, CTIA, asked the FCC to allocate 800 MHz of spectrum over the next six years in order to continue the "virtuous cycle" of innovation in the wireless industry: CTIA specifically points to mHealth and smart grids as recent examples. The request comes as the FCC has been working to gather information under a notice of inquiry (NOI) about a national broadband...
July 1, 2009
At last week's "mHealth Solutions and Policy Forum" hosted by the wireless industry association CTIA, wireless carrier Sprint was the only carrier to participate and demonstrate a few of the healthcare solutions its wireless network currently supports.
During the event, Sprint demonstrated these mHealth services:
REDFLY Mobile Companion, developed by Celio, is a 2 lb device that acts "as a...
June 3, 2009
By Philippa Hobbs, Business Research Executive, Informa Telecoms & Media
Innovation in mobile healthcare technology is burgeoning but implementation is hampered by the very industry this technology exists to support. The relationship between healthcare systems and health technology can be tortuous, though mutual benefits to levels of patient care and to the bottom line will, if only slowly,...
May 27, 2009
According to a recent ABI report, the U.S. stimulus bill, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains "potential goldmines" worth up to $6.8 billion for wireless equipment vendors, infrastructure providers and wireless service providers. According to ABI, healthcare is one of the key verticals that will benefit from ARRA's spending on wireless.
"The ARRA represents a windfall for...
May 13, 2009
"We took a run at this five years ago and it fizzled out pretty quickly," explained Rob Mesirow, Vice President of CTIA, the international association for the wireless industry. "Quite frankly, it just wasn't the time, the stars weren't aligned, wireless data networks weren't robust enough and medical data wasn't there."
"Now, the next generation of doctors, who are more comfortable with health...