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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives January 2015



Philips and Indica collaboration accelerates cancer research
Philips has increased support for oncology researchers’ efforts to analyse pathology samples by offering advanced image analysis algorithms from Indica Labs.
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QNX provides operating system for NantHealth medical device
Canada-based QNX Software Systems is helping cloud-based information technology provider NantHealth with its next generation HBox portable medical device that captures and transmits secure medical data between the patient, doctor and hospital.
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Siemens smart hearing aids link with iPhone and Android devices
Siemens has introduced smart hearing aids that work with iPhone and Android devices. Wearers can control microphone direction via their smartphones.
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Home healthcare and wearables to drive Asia-Pacific market, says Frost & Sullivan
The Asia-Pacific region is continuing to drive global healthcare investment, innovation and growth, according to a report from market watcher Frost & Sullivan, which estimates that the Asean healthcare market will be worth US$150bn by 2017.
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BT offers Medsphere EHR service in USA
British Telecom is to offer Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) service in the USA under a software-as-a-service model, to help relieve hospitals of IT responsibilities.
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Mobile health and telehealth lead VC funding in healthcare sector – Mercom Capital
Mobile health (mhealth) and telehealth companies were the biggest attractors of venture capital (VC) funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014, according to a report from Texas-based Mercom Capital.
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Three-year telemedicine trial evaluates home dialysis in Alabama
A three-year telemedicine trial being run by UAB Medicine’s Red Mountain home dialysis training unit in Alabama, USA, will allow its peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients living outside Jefferson County to eliminate some of their trips to Birmingham for monthly check-ups.
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Philips buys medical devices firm Volcano for $1.2bn
Dutch electronics giant Philips is buying US medical devices company Volcano for US$1.2bn.
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Qualcomm and Walgreens collaborate on connected health
Qualcomm Life announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it had entered a connected health collaboration with US pharmacy chain Walgreens.
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Analogue watch shines in wearables bonanza at CES
An analogue watch with an activity and sleep tracker is breaking new ground in the wearable health monitoring market.
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Sensoria smart sock gives RespondWell foothold in wearables market
Sensoria announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it has been working with RespondWell to create the next generation of rehabilitation patient monitoring using wearable textile sensing technology.
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French start-up gets on its bike at CES
One of the most unusual launches at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was the connected pedal. Yes, you heard that right – a connected pedal, as in a pedal on a bicycle.
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Smart sensors keep eye on elderly at home
Children can keep an eye on their elderly parents using a smart sensor system in their homes that detects abnormal behaviour. On display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Senior Lifestyle from GreenPeak Technologies is a sensor and cloud based intelligent system for service providers and retailers.
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