Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: July 2014




 
 

Orange forms connected health partnership with TAPcheck
French telecoms incumbent Orange has joined forces with remote health monitoring player TAPcheck to provide connectivity services for connected health devices including glucose monitors and activity sensors.
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Motorola launches wireless scanner for medication admin
Motorola Solutions has launched a new wireless handheld device that allows nurses and lab technicians to scan barcodes at a patient’s bedside to check on medication administration and specimen collection.
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FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.
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Masimo launches remote monitoring device that aids patient mobility
Medical device maker Masimo has announced a limited market release for a new wearable wireless monitor designed to maximize freedom of movement while alerting patients and healthcare providers to changes in vital signs.
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Alere, Qualcomm and Preventice top remote patient management ranking
Alere Connect, Qualcomm Life and Preventice have claimed the top three places in ABI’s latest ranking of remote patient management platforms.
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TIP partners with Tazca on 4G-based telehealth rollout
The Telehealth International Partnership (TIP) says it is working with connectivity player Tazca Connects to provide telehealth services in disadvantaged areas globally using 4G technology.
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Jawbone adds food-tracking to its wristbands
Jawbone, maker of wireless headsets and wristbands, is pushing a new food-tracking service it hopes will catch on with health-conscious weight-watchers.
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Flexpoint flags M2M sports shoe to lessen risk of injury
A new sports shoe could provide information about the way its wearer moves that helps to prevent serious and potentially career-threatening injuries.
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Reply SpA funding to fuel Sensoria wearables innovation
Systems integration player Reply SpA has signed an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in wearables developer Sensoria and says it will leverage Sensoria’s platform to develop new Internet of Things (IoT) services.
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Diabetes expert to support ALR’s remote patient monitoring service
A world-leading expert on diabetes and insulin is to support the rollout of remote patient monitoring services by ALR Technologies.
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Apple and IBM partnership to spur connected health innovation
The recently announced tie-up between Apple and IBM could be a game changer in the health sector, according to a report from InformationWeek.
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Castlight and Teladoc form telehealth partnership to lower healthcare costs
Telehealth players Castlight Health and Teladoc have formed a partnership aimed at lowering healthcare costs for large enterprise customers.
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Novartis to help commercialize Google smart lens tech
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis says it has signed an agreement with Google to license the internet giant’s “smart lens” technology for medical use.
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Validic acquires remote monitoring specialist Infometers
Healthcare IT player Validic has announced a takeover of remote-monitoring specialist Infometers in a move designed to provide greater access to key patient data from clinical devices.
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Continua Health Alliance expands presence in China
Standards body Continua says it has expanded its presence in China with the appointment of Hector Lui as an associate director.
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New Jersey hospital pioneers use of miniature cardiac monitor
Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey claims to have pioneered the use of a miniature cardiac monitor allowing doctors to diagnose and monitor irregular heartbeats.
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Property player to monitor resident health with Healthsense tech
Tapestry Senior Housing Management is to make use of remote monitoring technology from Healthsense to provide better care at senior living communities it manages in Florida and Arizona.
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Welch Allyn adds “scoring app” to vital signs monitor
Medical diagnostics player Welch Allyn has launched a new scoring app for its vital signs monitor, allowing healthcare professionals to monitor the wellbeing of their patients more efficiently.
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BlackBerry to launch IoT health service in India: report
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is due to launch an Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare service in India that will connect thousands of medical devices and allow healthcare providers to detect illnesses at an early stage, reports India’s Economic Times newspaper.
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Telecoms group urges EU to support mobile health rollout
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has urged European Union authorities to support the adoption of mobile health services, arguing that more widespread use of the technology would have major societal and economic benefits for the region.
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Biosign expands healthcare tech offering with Meck takeover
Remote patient monitoring specialist Biosign says it has closed its acquisition of a majority stake in German cloud provider Meck Medical – a move aimed at broadening its portfolio of healthcare technology services.
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More than half of healthcare companies to use M2M by 2016: Vodafone
While healthcare providers have traditionally been seen as “cautious” adopters of M2M technology, some 57% of organizations in this sector expect to be making use of M2M services by 2016, according to Vodafone’s new M2M barometer report, compared with just 19% today.
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Apple poaches another luxury executive as iWatch nears
Apple has poached a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn.
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Clinical devices to spur revenue growth in mobile health sector: Lux
The market for mobile health devices is expected to generate $41.8 billion in revenues in 2023 – eight times as much as in 2013 – according to a new study from Lux Research, with demand for clinical devices surging from 2018 onwards.
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Telenor and SRETT fight sleep apnea with remote monitoring
Mobile operator Telenor Connexion has joined forces with French eHealth provider SRETT to provide a connected service for remote monitoring of patients affected by sleep apnea.
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Filipino Smart to launch remote health monitoring services
Filipino wireless operator Smart has unveiled plans to start offering two new M2M health services that will allow hospitals in the Philippines to monitor their patients from “vast distances”.
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GSMA launches mobile health initiative in sub-Saharan Africa
Telecoms group the GSM Association (GSMA) has launched a new initiative aimed at providing a range of mobile health services to women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Salesforce takes on healthcare with new apps, alliances
Salesforce Inc, one of the first cloud-computing companies, is pushing into healthcare with new software and services aimed at the largest hospitals.
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Verizon introduces mobile health service for online consultation
US telecoms giant Verizon has launched a mobile health offering branded Verizon Virtual Visits allowing patients to be diagnosed remotely for a variety of conditions using mobile devices.
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Three million patients globally using remote monitoring: Berg
More than three million patients worldwide were using connected home medical monitoring devices at the end of 2013, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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