Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Connected Health Newsletter: Archives February 2015

 


US hospitals embrace Apple for mhealth pilots
Apple's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major US hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.
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Are we in danger of having our bodies hacked?
UK-based security company Kaspersky Lab has teamed up with Swedish bio-hacking community BioNyfiken to uncover the realities of connecting our bodies to the internet.
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New Zealand health boards to merge patient management systems
The five South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand are merging their patient administration system into an island wide system.
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Smartphones as good as wearables for tracking physical activity, says report
Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual’s physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in Jama.
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Cerner completes $1.3bn acquisition of Siemens Health Services
Cerner has completed its US$1.3bn acquisition of Siemens Health Services’ assets, client relationships and associates. Cerner and the former Siemens business unit have a combined annual research and development investment of more than $650m.
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Medidata integrates Garmin activity tracker for clinical research
Integrating Garmin’s Vívofit activity tracker with the Medidata Clinical Cloud is enabling life sciences users to make use of mobile health devices with the potential to enhance patient engagement, data quality and operational efficiencies in clinical trials.
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Asia leads growth in smartwatch market
Market growth in smartwatches looks set to be driven by the Asian region with China emerging as a popular hub, as it hosts low-cost Android based smartwatch manufacturers, according to a report from Big Market Research.
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Prescriptive-based digital health system produces real-time data
MD Revolution, a San Diego-based digital health company, has created an mhealth system for chronic disease prevention and care.
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Kura MD secures $1.5m funding for telemedicine rollout
Kura MD, a California-based developer of telehealth products, has secured $1.5m in series A financing from Moneta Ventures, a venture capital firm also based in California.
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IMC and ECHA cooperate on promoting telehealth technology
The European Connected Health Alliance and the International M2M Council have agreed to cooperate to promote the use of technology for telehealth and connected wellness.
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Philips expands connected healthcare offering at Arab Health show
At last week’s Arab Health exhibition in Dubai, Philips showed connected healthcare innovations that support the entire health continuum. The introductions included several next generation diagnostic products making their Middle East debut.
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Continua adds experts and laboratories to increase connected health certification
The Continua health organisation has expanded its global resources to support the testing and certification of personal connected health technologies, with the addition of four certified Continua experts (CCEs) and three test laboratories in Asia.
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Connected health M2M market to grow at CAGR of 33 per cent, says TechNavio
The global connected health M2M market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33 per cent from 2014 to 2019, according to Illinois-based technology research company TechNavio.
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Software lets consumer devices link to telehealth network
California-based InTouch Health has introduced Viewpoint, software that will let consumer devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops be used with its Telehealth Network.
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Smart C-arm stops itself getting too close to patients
A smart C-arm for body scanning was one of the highlights of last week’s Arab Health exhibition in Dubai. As well as being able to be controlled by a joystick, the RFD 3D from Ziehm Imaging has its own distance control to increase patient safety.
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Smartphone health app to be rolled out by Yale-New Haven Health System
Mobile Heartbeat and Yale-New Haven Health System (YNHSS) have agreed to rollout the Cure (Clinical Urgent REsponse) smartphone application to clinicians in all facilities in the provider’s network, which include Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital and the YNHHS Saint Raphael campus.
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