October 29, 2012
By Padma Nagappan
While healthcare is shifting from provider-centered episodic care to outcome-based, patient-centered care, at least one speaker at last week's Wireless Health 2012 event believes that more personalized air quality data should be a part of the healthcare discussion, too. In chronic conditions like asthma and cancer, environmental exposures play a major role in disease development...
October 25, 2012
Geral Wiant of Perpetua with DHS jacket. Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography
By Padma Nagappan
What began as a diagnostic tool to find the best place to locate an energy harvesting device on an industrial pump or motor, is now being used to trap body heat and convert it into thermoelectric energy that can power monitoring devices worn on the body.
"One of our engineers placed it on his hand by...
January 2, 2012
Toward the end of last year the Boston Globe's technology columnist Scott Kirsner reported that former Apple CEO John Sculley had invested in Misfit Wearables, a new startup from the co-founder of AgaMatrix, Sonny Vu. Kirsner reported that Misfit Wearables' first product would ship by the end of 2012 and that it had raised some $750,000 in funding so far. Investors include Sridhar Iyengar, Vu's...
June 29, 2011
Click to watch the video of MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel interviewing Wendy Thomas
Last week, we reported that the organizers of the Mobile Health Expo, one of many fledgling conferences focused on m-Health, was going to start up a not-for-profit trade organization called the Mobile Health Association.
Depending on how you look at it, the new entity is either providing much-...
May 26, 2011
Earlier this month Rob McCray the President and CEO of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance (WLSA) wrote in an editorial piece for MobiHealthNews: "If a device or service can be connected, it should be (under penalty of malpractice, obsolescence and/or customer dissatisfaction). How else will you be able to answer questions about how your product works in the field or why someone should buy it?...
May 12, 2011
Imaging apps and mobile ultrasound devices are trending this year. Part of what is driving the trend are FDA clearances: MIM Software's Mobile MIM app became the first diagnostic smartphone app to achieve FDA clearance in early 2011 and Mobisante's handheld portable ultrasound device, MobiUS, received FDA clearance a few weeks later.
At the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit in...
May 12, 2011
This summer telehealth services provider Teladoc plans to launch a group of iPhone and iPad medical apps for physicians that will enable them to collaborate using Apple's FaceTime videocalling app. Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic announced the company's plans during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Convergence Summit in San Diego this week.
Teladoc offers consumers...
May 9, 2011
WLSA Co-Founder, President, CEO Robert McCray
By Robert B. McCray, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)
The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance convenes its 6th annual WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week. In 2005 WLSA was the first organization to focus exclusively on the convergence of communications technology and healthcare, based on the founders...
April 7, 2011
The former chairman and CEO of United Health Group Dr. Bill McGuire recently discussed the opportunity for wireless health (or technology enabled healthcare or whatever you want to call it), wasteful spending on EMRs, the need for interactivity among healthcare technology applications, opera, education and much much more. Dr. McGuire is the Vice Chairman of TripleTree Holding Company and is...
March 8, 2011
WLSA CEO Rob McCray
The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance has hired industry community builder Paul Sonnier for the newly created role of vice president for partner development. In this role, Sonnier will help grow the organization’s membership and seek additional networking and business opportunities for existing members of the San Diego-based organization.
Sonnier has been successful in bringing...