Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter Archives: October 2014




 
 

Telstra sets up new connected health unit, forms JV with Medgate
Australian telecoms giant Telstra has launched a new healthcare division as well as set up a joint venture with Switzerland’s Medgate as it makes a concerted push into the connected health opportunity.
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Healthsense to provide remote monitoring to Fallon Health
Healthsense has made further progress on the rollout of its remote monitoring technology, flagging a deal with Fallon Health that will see the service extended to adults living in the community rather than in nursing homes.
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Welch Allyn and Gentag to develop NFC for medical devices
Device players Welch Allyn and Gentag say are teaming up to develop near field communications (NFC) technology for medical devices and sensors.
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Health benefits fuel interest in wearable technology: PwC
The market for wearable technology is being driven by interest in healthier living, according to a new consumer survey carried out by PwC, which says more than 80% of consumers cited eating healthier, exercising smarter and accessing more convenient medical care as major benefits of wearable technology.
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Mobile health apps marketplace ripe for transformation: ABI
The marketplace for mobile health applications is ripe for transformation just as technology giants are poised to enter the arena, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Lantern gets early funding for mental health therapy app
Lantern, a technology startup that offers online and mobile coaching programs to support mental health, has won early backing for its service.
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Qualcomm to boost healthcare play with $2.5 billion CSR takeover
US chipmaker Qualcomm has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to acquire the UK’s CSR as it looks to address Internet of Things opportunities in the healthcare and automotive sectors.
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Health monitoring, fitness apps to propel sensor shipments: IHS
Shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices are set to rise by a factor of seven between 2013 and 2019, driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features, according to new research from IHS Technology.
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Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks: Forbes
Microsoft Corp. is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday.
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Telehealth will disrupt North American healthcare sector: Frost & Sullivan
The telehealth industry is on the verge of a dramatic growth surge that will disrupt the healthcare sector in North America, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Dexcom secures regulatory approval for glucose monitoring tech
Glucose monitoring specialist Dexcom says it has received regulatory approval from US authorities for its continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device.
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Panasonic to launch connected health service for assisted living facility residents
Japan’s Panasonic has announced plans to launch a telehealth service called On4Today that is aimed at ensuring residents of assisted living facilities can remain connected.
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Philips, Radboud unveil wearable for chronic disease patients
Dutch technology player Philips has developed a new wearable diagnostic prototype aimed at supporting patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Medtronic to test next-generation glucose monitoring system
Medtronic has announced plans to begin testing a next-generation glucose monitoring system that automatically stops insulin delivery when glucose levels approach certain predefined levels.
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Elderly home care services to spur wearables adoption: ABI
A new generation of elderly home care services will drive wearable device shipments to more than 44 million in 2019, up from just six million in 2013, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Samsung, Apple to fuel interest in healthcare accessories: Juniper
The healthcare accessory hardware market will be worth some $3 billion in revenues by 2019, according to a new study from Juniper Research, thanks to growing interest in healthcare-focused smartphone interfaces launched by Samsung and Apple.
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Philip Morris patents connected e-cigarette
Cigarette maker Philip Morris has reportedly patented an e-cigarette device that will track a smoker’s every inhalation and connect to the internet.
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ASAP Systems launches inventory monitoring for healthcare providers
Asset-tracking specialist ASAP Systems has released a new service allowing hospitals and other healthcare institutions to track inventory and better manage their equipment needs.
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Facebook plots first steps into healthcare
Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
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Kit Check unveils monitoring product for hospital pharmacy kits
Medication tracking player Kit Check has launched a new monitoring product designed to improve the safety of hospital pharmacy kits.
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Pebble smartwatch maker moves into health and fitness
Pebble Technology has announced a move into the health and fitness market with the release of a new software update that is supposed to support “non-stop activity tracking” as well as sleep monitoring.
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GHP lauds costs savings from telemonitoring program
Health insurance provider Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) has said it was able to save approximately $216 per heart-failure patient per month between 2008 and 2012 through the use of advanced telemonitoring technology.
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Cigna-HealthSpring, Intel-GE to expand remote care management in Tennessee
Health plan provider Cigna-HealthSpring is expanding the scope of its remote care management program with Intel-GE, with the goal of reducing complications related to congestive heart failure in the state of Tennessee.
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NetComm, Wyless target healthcare, other verticals in new tie-up
Hardware maker NetComm Wireless has signed a new M2M distribution agreement with managed services player Wyless aimed at supporting companies rolling out remote healthcare services as well as other players taking advantage of IoT technology.
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Turkcell M2M device improves health of diabetes patients
Turkish mobile operator Turkcell says diabetes patients trying out its newly developed remote-monitoring device saw a 9% fall in blood sugar levels and a 16% drop in blood glucose levels as a result of using the technology.
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UK charity to pilot M2M device for monitoring Parkinson’s
UK health charity Parkinson’s UK has announced plans to begin trialling a new medical device that it says could revolutionize treatment of the condition.
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Aerocrine forms cloud partnership with Microsoft for remote patient monitoring
Medical technology company Aerocrine has formed a partnership with Microsoft allowing it to use the software giant’s cloud services with its remote patient monitoring services.
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Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit
Humana Inc, which manages private Medicare and individual Obamacare insurance plans, said on Monday it has integrated its consumer health application with Apple Inc's HealthKit.
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Oracle flags Vodafone M2M partnership with mobile health in mind: report
Oracle has reportedly flagged details of a new Internet of Things (IoT) collaboration with mobile operator Vodafone amid growing demand for mobile health and other connectivity services.
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Samsung to develop telehealth services for underserved children in US
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced details of a partnership with the Children’s Health Fund and Columbia University to develop telehealth services for medically underserved children in the US.
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