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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: May 2014


GA, 1248 launch farm-animal health-monitoring service
Farmers are being offered a service that lets them monitor the welfare of pigs, poultry and other livestock, providing early warnings of transmitted diseases to prevent infections from spreading.

Jointly raises $1.3 million in funding to develop remote-monitoring services
Remote monitoring analytics provider Jointly Health has raised $1.3 million from investors, including Frost Venture Partners and Reed Elsevier Ventures, reports MobiHealthNews.

Obstetrics to benefit from AirStrip, PeriGen partnership
Obstetrics clinicians should be able to diagnose and treat evolving conditions faster and more efficiently thanks to a new tie-up between healthcare technology providers AirStrip and PeriGen.

Remote monitoring lowers mortality rate for cardiac patients: St Jude study
Shares in medical device maker St Jude Medical have risen since the company released data showing that cardiac patients using its remote monitoring technology were more than twice as likely to survive as others.

MedMinder launches smart pill dispenser for improved healthcare
A new smart pill dispenser developed by Gemalto and MedMinder is able to monitor medication intake, send medical alerts and order refills for patients, both improving the service that caregivers offer and lowering costs for healthcare providers.
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GeaCom unveils high-speed handheld device for remote patient care
Device developers GeaCom and Telit have unveiled a handheld device that gathers patient data and allows healthcare providers to interact with patients using advanced connectivity services.
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Philips tech to reduce healthcare costs, improve patient outcomes
Royal Philips has taken the wraps off a new version of its telehealth platform, allowing hospital and health systems to expand telehealth capabilities into medical and surgical units.
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TraceLink introduces track and trace for US pharma supply chain
Tracking specialist TraceLink has introduced a new tracing, verification and serialization service for companies in the US pharmaceuticals supply chain.
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M2M healthcare to generate $90.9 billion by 2023: Machina
The M2M healthcare industry is set to generate $90.9 billion in revenues by 2023, according to the latest study from Machina Research.
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Laipac, Telit develop personal locator for elderly
Using module technology from Telit, tracking specialist Laipac has developed a new personal locator designed for users who are elderly and infirm.
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CorTronix to begin testing medical telemetry system for cardiac patients
Device player CorTronix says it has completed the development of a new medical telemetry system for cardiac patients and is now ready to begin testing the technology.
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Brazil’s M2M tax cut to spur remote health monitoring, says telecoms association
Telecoms industry body the GSM Association (GSMA) has applauded Brazil’s decision to lower M2M taxes, saying it will provide a major stimulus for the rollout of remote health monitoring and other M2M services.
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Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans
Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.

Telus to invest $2.8 billion in expanding connectivity, telehealth
Canadian telecoms operator Telus has unveiled plans to spend $2.8 billion on deploying connectivity services in British Columbia between now and 2016, saying the investment is partly aimed at helping it to expand the reach of its healthcare solutions.

Deutsche Telekom launches new healthcare division
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom has quietly launched a new division called Deutsche Telekom Healthcare Solutions (DTHS) that groups together all of its previous activities in the connected health market.

Mobile health devices market to be worth $8 billion in 2019: Transparency
The global market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostic medical devices is expected to generate $8.03 billion in revenues in 2019, up from just $0.65 billion in 2012, according to the latest study from Transparency Market Research.