Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives August 2016


 
Microsoft Health and Band data added to Medelinked

Wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable have been made available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.
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AT&T and Biotricity partner on connecting medical devices

Medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company Biotricity has teamed up with AT&T to connect its biometric remote monitoring product to the IoT.
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Mayo Clinic converges emergency telemedicine practices




The Mayo Clinic has announced a converged emergency telemedicine practice to enhance the services it offers to the more than 45 hospitals across nine states in the USA.
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Salesforce adds telehealth to Health Cloud platform

CRM company Salesforce has added a telehealth service to its Health Cloud platform, enabling two-way video chat that gives patients the ability to connect face-to-face with their care teams from any mobile device.
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Gas sensors help wristband measure indoor air quality




Chinese wearable device manufacturer HiCling is using ultra-low power gas sensors to enable its new Cling VOC smart fitness wristband measure indoor air quality and alcohol in breath.
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New Japan Radio sensors measure pulse rate and blood oxygen levels

New Japan Radio has launched two reflective optoelectronic sensors to help wearable devices measure pulse rate and blood oxygen levels.
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Researchers make smartwatches and fitness trackers easier to use




A way to make smartwatches and fitness trackers easier to use, created by computer scientists at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, could transform the technology for users without the need to buy new hardware.
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Aligned TeleHealth raises $12m financing

California-based telemedicine company Aligned TeleHealth has raised $12m in Series A financing from Boston-based venture capital firm SV Life Sciences.
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IBM commits technology resources in fight against Zika
IBM is committing resources, technology and pro bono expertise to help scientists, the public health community and humanitarian agencies in the fight against the Zika virus.
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Philips buys Wellcentive to expand population health management



Philips is to acquire Wellcentive, a US-based provider of population health management software. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The company has also launched a range of health wearables.
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Intel recalls Basis Peak smartwatch following overheating danger



Intel is recalling its Basis Peak fitness watches after the company failed to find a software update that could fix the overheating issue.
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CRF acquires Entra to boost healthcare remote monitoring and analytics
A complete wireless system for clinical data collection should be the result of CRF Health’s acquisition of Entra Health, a specialist in mobile health IT, cloud-based remote monitoring, health data exchange and analytics.
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FDA clears wireless-enabled insulin pen for diabetes treatment
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the Companion Medical InPen wireless-enabled insulin pen and proprietary mobile application.
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Vodafone IoT concepts help beach fans guard against UV rays



Vodafone has developed a suite of IoT proof-of-concept connected Smart Summer holiday essentials to help protect against UV, keep children safe on the beach and locate lost luggage.
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Argela, Quortus and Türk Telekom put IoT healthcare use case to Etsi
European standards body Etsi’s Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing has accepted a proof of concept proposal for a typical IoT healthcare use case.
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Sensor and app help predict ovulation



An internal sensor combined with a mobile phone app is claimed to provide a 96 per cent accurate prediction of the start of ovulation. It was developed by Fertility Focus.
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Vizient targets health care industry with supply chain analytics platform
Vizient has launched what it claims is the health care industry’s most comprehensive supply chain analytics platform. The Savings Actualyzer integrates supply chain data to identify and prioritise savings opportunities, then track and measure results, all from one platform.
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