Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: February 2014

Samsung, UCSF announce digital health collaboration
South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is to work with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on developing digital health technologies aimed at reducing the number of preventable illnesses.
AT&T, Emerson to develop “smart” mobile workstations for hospitals
AT&T and Emerson have teamed up to develop “smart” mobile workstations that will allow healthcare providers to access treatment information and update patient medical records more easily.
Philips supplies telemonitoring to Massachusetts healthcare provider
Royal Philips is to provide telemonitoring services to Partners HealthCare at Home, a home health provider in Massachusetts, with the aim of reducing readmissions and improving clinical oversight for newly discharged patients.

GE completes API Healthcare acquisition
Industrial giant GE says it has completed the takeover of API Healthcare it announced it late January.
Remote monitoring in cardiology has growing appeal: IHS
Remote cardiac event monitors are becoming an increasingly attractive means of cutting expenditure in cardiology, with spending on cardiovascular disease expected to increase from a figure of $273 billion in 2010, according to IHS Research.
AlertWatch gains FDA approval for patient-monitoring software
A startup backed by the University of Michigan says it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin selling its patient-monitoring software to hospitals.
GE acquires API Healthcare in latest "Industrial Internet" move
GE has announced its takeover of software company API Healthcare, describing the move as a part of its "Industrial Internet" strategy and one that will bolster its portfolio of software, data and analytics services. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but GE said that API Healthcare's offerings would complement its own portfolio of Hospital Operations Management (HOM) services - provided through its GE Healthcare division - giving hospitals real-time access to operational data.

South Korean president declares backing for telehealth market: Shanghai Daily
South Korean president Park Geun-hye has indicated that the telehealth market could become a new growth engine for the country's economy, according to a report from Shanghai Daily.
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Etisalat, du to participate in UAE mhealth program: report
Etisalat and du are to provide mobile health services to the Ministry of Health as part of a wider mhealth program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports the Emirates News Agency.
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Mississippi launches telehealth pilot with GE, Intel
The state of Mississippi has unveiled plans for a trial of telehealth services involving a range of public- and private-sector partners, including technology giants GE and Intel.
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