December 15, 2011
Mobile adoption just keeps marching forward, but someone had best solve the payment issue sooner rather than later.
The move toward accountable care organizations and Medicare's denial of reimbursements for certain preventable readmissions certainly will put some of the onus on hospitals and integrated delivery networks to keep post-discharge patients and those with chronic diseases healthy. It...
December 14, 2011
Northern Arizona's Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) announced this week a collaboration with Qualcomm, Verizon, the NIH, and Zephyr Technology on a remote monitoring program for some of its patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The collaboration, called Care Beyond Walls and Wires, will use technology from each of the companies. The NIH is acting as an adviser.
Flagstaff's program will...
November 3, 2011
Last Friday Forbes wrote that AT&T Stores plan to start selling "clothes that track the wearer's heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs" similar to the health monitoring clothing that the NFL used to evaluate potential players earlier this year. While it may be true that AT&T may have plans to -- some day -- add cellular connectivity to clothes for health tracking clothing,...
August 11, 2011
The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC), an initiative to study and create the future of wireless medicine, recently announced its 17 founding members. The members will support wireless health research and innovation, and help develop product prototypes.
The founding members of the CBC include Agamatrix, AirStrip Technologies, Apollo Health Resources, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Ayogo Games...
February 15, 2011
At last year's mHealth Summit in Washington DC, mHealth Alliance executive director gave ABC News Good Morning America co-anchor Juju Chang a tour of the exhibit hall showfloor and highlighted a number of startups and organizations working in global health. The video below includes a few brief interviews with Matt Berg from ChildCount+, Clint McClellan from Qualcomm (discussing Zephyr Technology...
December 23, 2010
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had granted Zephyr Technology 510(k) clearance for its remote patient monitor system, which was the same technology used to monitor the Chilean miners who were trapped after a cave-in at the San José copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert this past August. Zephyr's systems have also been used by "warfighters, first responders...