December 23, 2014
This year, MobiHealthNews covered many digital health milestones, including four IPOs, about $2 billion in funding, 33 merger and acquisition deals, and the entry of some big name companies in the space. But, this year also included some important moves by the FDA and, as always, a number of FDA clearances for digital health apps and devices.
In August, the FDA proposed to largely deregulate a...
September 5, 2014
I. Scientific evidence mounts for the importance of sleep
Like most areas of digital health innovation, one of the main things driving the trend of sleep medicine innovation is the availability of new technologies. Wearable, connected sensors can measure activity, heart rate, respiration, and even brainwave activity, which together can produce a pretty accurate picture of how someone is sleeping...
May 29, 2014
The home health market has been one of the earliest segments of healthcare to adopt digital health technologies, which have helped to move care beyond the home to anywhere the patient is. How has technology for this market evolved over the past five years? Where is it headed?
The next MobiHealthNews webinar will explore these questions and more on Thursday, June 19th at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT. This hour...
July 31, 2013
Aging in place and disease management technology developer Ambio Health has gained FDA 510(k) regulatory clearance for its flagship Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System. The system, first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, essentially adds wireless capability to standard home health monitors and automates data collection.
Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio is now free to sell...
May 1, 2013
By Bradley Merrill Thompson
As I said in the prior post, this series is for two types of companies: (1) those that are merely dipping their toes into mHealth because they’re afraid of the water, and (2) those that are diving right in head first with no idea how deep the water is. Both types of companies might be making mistakes, either by letting good opportunities go by or by incurring undue...
September 13, 2012
At this week's iPhone 5 announcement, Apple confirmed something of an open secret among those companies that make health peripherals for iOS devices: The longstanding 30-pin connector dock has been swapped out for a new slimmer, redesigned connector dock that Apple calls Lightning.
Of course, an increasing variety of medical devices have received FDA clearance over the past few years to connect...
August 30, 2012
Every year Inc. Magazine publishes a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. While the publication's method has its drawbacks, the resulting list is much more concrete than many of the subjective lists of top companies, apps, or products floating around. Inc. ranks companies by percent growth in revenue over the course of the past few years. What's more Inc. publishes...
August 22, 2012
San Diego-based Sotera Wireless announced this week that the FDA had given its 510(k) clearance for the full version of its WiFi-enabled ViSi Mobile patient monitoring system, a part of which received an FDA clearance this past March. The full system enables care providers to review near real-time transmissions of patients vital signs no matter if their patients are in their beds or walking...
August 6, 2012
West Wireless Health Institute
In the latest step toward creating a standard architecture for wireless healthcare networks, San Diego-based Scripps Health has opened a new medical office building with a single, "universal" wireless network designed to handle all manners of devices, from smartphones and tablets to vitals monitors and infusion pumps.
Scripps Health, a founding affiliate of the...
July 11, 2012
Asthmapolis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its asthma sensor and companion software 510(k) clearance. The company's device is a sensor that sits atop (most) inhalers used by patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor transmits data to a companion app on the user's mobile phone every time the inhaler is used. The app can then track the time and...