Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: September 2014




 
 
Philips to split into HealthTech, Lighting businesses
Dutch technology giant Philips has announced plans to split itself into two organizations focused on serving opportunities in the healthcare technology and lighting markets respectively.
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Cerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple's mobile health service
Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile health service HealthKit.
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US funding for digital healthcare start-ups to hit $6.5 billion by 2017: Accenture
US funding for digital healthcare start-ups is expected to hit $6.5 billion by 2017, according to a new study from Accenture.
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Bug delays Apple's HealthKit availability on iOS 8
 
Apple Inc said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Continua partners BHG to support healthcare innovation in China
Standards body Continua has formed a strategic partnership with industry group Borderless Healthcare (BHG) aimed at supporting healthcare innovation in China and promoting international standards for personal connected health technologies.
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JHI hopes to improve medication adherence with new platform features
Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) has added a new Patient Dashboard feature to its Care4Today Mobile Health Manager platform, which is designed to help patients on medication stay on track with their treatment.
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Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work
Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice.
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CTIA: Wearable health technology still faces security challenges
Security remains the biggest challenge for the M2M industry when it comes to making use of wearable technologies to support healthcare services.
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Preventice to merge with eCardio Diagnostics to spur mobile health growth
Remote monitoring specialists Preventice and eCardio Diagnostics have announced a merger aimed at spurring growth in the market for remote monitoring systems and mobile health applications.
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Wellstar signs up to use Sensiotec remote monitoring platform
Healthcare provider Wellstar has begun using Sensiotec’s Virtual Medical Assistant technology to better supervise patients in its care.
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App developers seek clearer U.S. health data privacy guidelines
Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology.
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Philips to open telehealth center in Singapore: report
Dutch technology giant Philips is reportedly opening a telehealth center in Singapore that will allow hospitals to treat patients remotely.
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Apple unveils watch, larger iPhones in a bid to retake innovation crown
Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.
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Geneia enters $21 billion remote patient monitoring market with Covidien tie-up
Healthcare technology player Geneia says it has struck a partnership with Covidien that will allow it to enter the $21 billion remote patient monitoring market.
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Jawbone's activity-tracking wristbands to accept data from rivals
Jawbone said on Monday it is opening its software to other device-makers in hopes of accelerating sales of its activity-tracking wristbands, in a move that comes a day before Apple Inc is expected to unveil a smartwatch of its own.
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US Tele-medicine promises huge cost savings with telehealth program
Telehealth specialist US Tele-medicine has launched a new remote patient monitoring program across the US, claiming the initiative will improve patient care, boost the overall health of the population and reduce the per-capita costs of healthcare in the US and worldwide.
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Nearly 100 million wearable monitoring devices to ship in next five years: ABI
Nearly 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices will be shipped over the next five years, according to ABI Research, as awareness grows about the benefits of supporting healthcare in patients’ homes.
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AirStrip, Dignity Health expand telehealth trials in California
Telehealth player AirStrip says it is extending the scope of its telehealth trials with healthcare provider Dignity Health to cover the central coast region of California.
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ALR launches disease management technology in Kansas City program
Medical device company ALR Technologies has announced the first large-scale deployment of its Health-e-Connect disease management platform in Kansas City.
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Ralph Lauren flaunts health-monitoring shirt at US Open
Clothes company Ralph Lauren has jumped on the Internet of Things bandwagon with the launch of a new sports shirt designed to monitor the health and fitness of its wearer.
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Home monitoring technology to reduce healthcare insurance costs: Biotronik
New home monitoring technology will bring about a number of benefits for heart patients without increasing costs for healthcare payers or providers, according to a study carried out by medical devices company Biotronik.
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Australian university develops award-winning remote patient monitoring system
Students at Australia’s La Trobe University have developed a remote monitoring technology that will alert staff and healthcare providers when patients do not take their medicine.
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Explosive growth expected in market for health and wellness wearables: Frost & Sullivan
Wearable technology has already gained considerable traction in the health and wellness industry, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan, and growing momentum in the use of sensor-enabled wearable devices promises more design opportunities in the future.
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SK Telecom pioneers smart fish farm to monitor health of eels
South Korean telecoms giant SK Telecom is pioneering one of the most original uses of Internet of Things technology for healthcare monitoring with a so-called fish farm management system designed to guarantee the welfare of eels at a farm in the west of the country.
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US startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking
For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.
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