Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: June 2014




 
 

Apple, Google, Samsung vie to bring health apps to wearables
For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success. Now, the world's largest mobile technology firms are getting in on the act.
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Medtech to pursue Australian trials of remote health-monitoring service
Healthcare IT player Medtech has received an extra AUD1.6 million ($1.5 million) in funding from authorities in the Australian state of Victoria to pursue trials of its VitelMed telehealth service, designed to support the remote monitoring of chronic heart failure patients.
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Ekahau tech allows caregivers to locate medical equipment instantly
Asset-tracking player Ekahau has revealed that its services are being used at major hospital facilities in South Carolina to help caregivers locate vital medical equipment on web-accessible maps.
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San MediTech to launch “sports” version of mobile health monitoring service
Glucose-monitoring specialist San MediTech has announced plans to launch a “sports” version of its mobile health service that will be specially designed for individuals who regularly engage in sports or are physically active.
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Trimble adds crop health-monitoring service to connected-farm offering
Remote-tracking specialist Trimble has launched a new service allowing farmers to remotely monitor the health of crops and vegetation.
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Apple's iWatch may sport multiple designs: WSJ
Apple Inc plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying.
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Startup launches 'first wearable health record' for Google Glass
Google Inc's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.
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WebMD launches remote patient monitoring to improve wellbeing
Healthcare technology player WebMD has launched a health improvement program for the iPhone that uses biometric data from activity trackers and other devices to provide guidance to users about healthy living.
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CardioComm, Vigilance form ECG monitoring JV in US
Software company CardioComm has teamed up with remote-monitoring specialist Vigilance to facilitate its entry into the US market for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring.
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LUMEDX, Continuity develop assessment service for heart patients
Heart patients are being offered a new service allowing them to perform self-assessments and have data automatically sent to their electronic health records.
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Google developing health data service: report
Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported.
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VESAG unveils smart watch for health tracking
Mobile health company VESAG has unveiled a new smart watch that will send an alert to caregivers and family members if its wearer experiences a fall.
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Deutsche Telekom to address connected health market with Allianz
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom has unveiled plans to launch a range of connected home and health services in partnership with insurance giant Allianz.
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VoCare joins forces with Motorola on remote patient monitoring
Telehealth player VoCare has partnered with Google-owned Motorola on the launch of a remote patient monitoring service that bundles an emergency response system with standard voice, text-messaging and data services.
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Senseonics raises funding for glucose monitoring system, appoints new exec
Medical device player Senseonics has raised $20 million in a round of private equity financing it says will aid its development and commercialization of an implantable glucose monitoring system.
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iGetBetter, Validic support biometric data access across device types
Healthcare technology players iGetBetter and Validic have teamed up to provide a web-based “care transition service” that can access biometric data from a broad range of devices and help to reduce hospital readmissions.
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Greenville pilots diabetes management M2M tech with Verizon, Telcare
Healthcare provider Greenville Health System is piloting a new wireless—powered diabetes management service in partnership with network operator Verizon Wireless and device maker Telcare.
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Apple to make 3-5 million smartwatches monthly, sales begin October: report
Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter.
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Apple unwraps 'Healthkit' alongside Mac, iPhone features
Apple Inc on Monday took the wraps off mobile applications that pool and analyze health and home data, kicking off an annual developers' conference lacking in big surprises, despite hopes the iPhone maker would offer a glimpse into its secretive pipeline of products.
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Deutsche Telekom launches telemedicine project in Saxony
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom has launched a telemedicine project in the German state of Saxony aimed at improving healthcare for patients in rural and remote areas.
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GE, Real Time Medical to help pathologists share clinical data
GE Healthcare has partnered with software player Real Time Medical to offer a new service that will allow pathologists to share clinical data with colleagues in different locations.
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Proteus Digital Health raises $120 million in funding, appoints new CFO
Medical device player Proteus Digital Health has raised $120 million in a new round of funding it says will support its plans to commercialize digital medicines “at scale”.
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