Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: August 2014




 

Tele2 teams up with Cybercom to address IoT healthcare opportunities
Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 has formed a strategic partnership with IT consulting company Cybercom to support its deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) services in the healthcare sector.
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Healthsense raises $10 million in funding for expansion into managed care
Remote patient monitoring player Healthsense says it has raised $10 million in a round of financing led by Boston-based Mansa Capital, indicating it will use the funding to support its expansion into managed care and other high-demand healthcare sectors.
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LG’s Collain launches suite of healthcare applications
LG subsidiary Collain Healthcare has launched a new suite of healthcare applications combining telehealth, remote patient monitoring, medication management and clinical decision support systems in a single platform.
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HealthSpot to deploy healthcare stations in Ohio for CareSource members
Healthcare technology player HealthSpot has teamed up with managed care company CareSource with the aim of increasing access to quality healthcare for CareSource members.
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Silicon Valley startup accelerators on the hunt for health-tech talent
What do Dropbox, Stripe, Airbnb and Reddit have in common? These technology firms all received mentorship and money from Silicon Valley's so-called startup machine, Y Combinator.
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Oregon sues Oracle, claiming fraud over failed Obamacare website
The state of Oregon sued Oracle America Inc. and six of its top executives Friday, accusing the software giant of fraud for failing to deliver a working website for the Affordable Care Act program.
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Intel explores wearable devices for Parkinson's disease research
Intel Corp plans to use wearable gadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.
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New health apps, games reward patients who take their meds
A group of ex-gaming industry executives say they can use their design chops to solve a major health challenge: Sick patients neglecting to take their medication and costing employers and insurance providers billions of dollars.
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Qualcomm Life flags new connected health partnerships
Qualcomm Life, the semiconductor player’s connected health unit, has announced details of new partnerships with ResMed, King’s Daughters Medical Center and CareCentrix, which plan to draw on Qualcomm’s expertise to improve healthcare for patients with chronic conditions.
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Florida hospital pilots iGetBetter’s remote patient monitoring services
Healthcare technology player iGetBetter has announced that North Florida’s Tallahassee Memorial has become the latest hospital group to pilot its technology.
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Telemedicine could deliver $6 billion in annual savings for US companies: Towers Watson
Telemedicine technology could deliver more than $6 billion a year in healthcare savings to US companies, according to a new study from professional services company Towers Watson.
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Validic raises another $5 million in funding for health data platform
Software player Validic has raised an additional $5 million in funding that it will use to keep pace with growing demand for its mobile health data platform.
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Practice Fusion buys startup Ringadoc in telemedicine play
Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine.
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India’s Apollo Hospitals looks to remote monitoring tech to expand
India’s Apollo Hospitals has introduced a remote monitoring system at some of its hospitals that it hopes could support the expansion of its footprint into smaller towns and cities in the east of the country.
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OSTAR launches “breakthrough” vital signs monitoring system
Telehealth player OSTAR has announced the release of a new cloud-based patient monitoring system designed to track a user’s vital signs while lowering the costs of healthcare provision.
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Texan hospital to implement telemonitoring system for patient benefits
Metroplex Hospital in Texas is reported to have formed a partnership with telemonitoring provider Advanced ICU Care with the aim of improving the level of care it provides to patients.
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Connected toothbrush maker raises $5 million in funding
Device maker Beam Technologies says it has raised $5 million in funding from Drive Capital that it will use to accelerate the development of products such as its connected toothbrush.
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Scapa unveils adhesive solutions for remote-monitoring devices
Global healthcare supplier Scapa has unveiled a portfolio of adhesive solutions intended for wearable medical devices used to transmit data about a user’s health to healthcare professionals.
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Beijing authorities aim to reduce healthcare spending with Baidu technology
Authorities in Beijing are to make use of technology developed by Chinese internet giant Baidu to provide more sophisticated healthcare services to the city’s residents, according to a report from China Daily.
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Australian healthcare players roll out major telemonitoring program
Australian private health HCF has joined forces with telecoms incumbent Telstra and healthcare technology player Healthways on what it calls the country’s largest-ever rollout of a telemonitoring program.
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Canada's telcos burst into banking, healthcare in hunt for growth
Canada's three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away from overseas purchases.
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Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles
HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?
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Enthusiasm for wearables to spur growth in health device market: IHS
Shipments of wireless semiconductors designed for health and fitness devices are expected to reach 61.2 million units in 2014, up from 55 million in 2013, according to the latest research from IHS Technology.
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Michigan hospital to deploy JEMS telehealth tech
War Memorial Hospital in Michigan has revealed plans to roll out telehealth technology developed by JEMS Technology across all of its healthcare divisions.
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