July 2, 2014
The mobile health market will grow eightfold over the course of the next decade, from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to a recent report from Lux Research. The firm defines mobile health technology as leveraging "common consumer electronics and mobile communication technologies to collect and analyze personal health data". The decade of impressive growth will be driven by...
June 5, 2014
As we head into the halfway point of 2014, it's already clear that the trend of mobile and digital health acquisitions is up. Just five months into the year, MobiHealthNews has tracked 16 mergers, acquisitions, asset buys and majority stake acquisitions -- just one less transaction than we tracked during the whole of 2013.
While many of the buys were medical software acquisitions of various kinds...
October 8, 2013
"Ten years from now, we'll be talking about behavioral change methods, not the technology."
That was a prediction Don Jones, vice president of global strategy and market development for Qualcomm Life, the healthcare connectivity division of San Diego-based telecommunications firm Qualcomm, made Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing Conference in Los...
May 10, 2013
Annapolis, Maryland-based Zephyr Technology, a wearable remote monitoring company, has raised $2.4 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing. Former investors include 3M New Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.
Zephyr products include the BioHarness 3, which a user wears around his or her chest to monitor heart rate, breathing rate, ECG,...
December 11, 2012
While the Veterans Health Administration bets heavily on mobile health and telemedicine, another major federally run healthcare organization, the Military Health System, is treading more carefully.
"If people don't see us running out as fast, it's because we have to manage a global environment in a mobile, secure manner," Military Health System CTO Mark Goodge writes in a guest column for Federal...
November 1, 2012
ZephyrLife's Android App
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will conduct a clinical trial of wearable health monitoring devices from Zephyr Technology to monitor pregnant women as they give birth, then quickly roll the system out to a hospital in Uganda in an effort to stem high infant mortality.
Mass General's Center for Global Health is testing Annapolis, Md.-based Zephyr's BioHarness...
December 29, 2009
According to MobiHealthNews' year-end report, there were 15 venture capital investments announced during 2009 and 11 of them were for wireless remote patient monitoring start-ups. The remainder included a start-up working on a converged platform for physicians-patient communications, a smartphone app developer focused on fitness games, a call-in physician consultation service, and a tablet-based...