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Connected Health Newsletter: Archives June 2015

 

Samsung and Medtronic partner to tackle diabetes
Korean company Samsung Electronics has formed a partnership with Ireland-based Medtronic to improve diabetes management for the millions of people at risk and currently living with the disease.
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Wallgreens to extend telehealth platform to 25 states
US pharmacy retail chain Walgreens plans to roll out its telehealth platform to 25 states by the end of this year. The company launched the platform in partnership with Florida-based MDLive in December.
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European Commission calls for privacy protection in mhealth technology
The European Commission’s data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli said as a society we should take care to identify and support technology that first and foremost serves individuals and respects their choices.
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Carena raises $13.3m to expand virtual clinic service
Seattle-based telemedicine provider Carena has raised $13.3m in funding from Cambia Health and McKesson Ventures.
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Telemedicine helps examine sexual assault survivors in remote regions
The National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts is using telemedicine technology to deliver 24-hour remote expert consultation by specialist examiners to clinicians caring for sexual assault survivors in underserved regions.
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Europe shows wide variations in mhealth readiness across member states, finds report
Market conditions for mhealth business models vary significantly between the 28 EU member states, according to a report from Research2Guidance. And a report from Frost & Sullivan says RFID is rapidly making headway into the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
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Is energy harvesting viable for powering medical wearables?
Is the trend towards medical wearables the killer application for which the energy harvesting industry has been waiting – views from Freescale, Cypress Semiconductor and Maxim Integrated.
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Nearly three-quarters of prosumers want more health monitoring devices
Seven out of ten professional consumers around the world want digital devices that monitor every aspect of their physical health, according to a report from marketing and communications firm Havas Worldwide.
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GN ReSound designs hearing aid for Apple Watch
GN ReSound and Designit have created what they claim to be the first hearing aid interface for the Apple Watch. The two Danish companies believe this marks the next generation of connected hearing technology.
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ARM and Unicef launch wearables challenge to tackle child health needs
Unicef and ARM have announced a multi-year partnership to accelerate the development of technologies to overcome the barriers that prevent millions of families from accessing basic health, education and support services.
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Maxim reference design measures galvanic skin response to aid wearables designers
Wearables developers can immediately evaluate galvanic skin response (GSR) sensing with the Maxrefdes 73# reference design from Germany-based Maxim Integrated Products.
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Kenya telemedicine initiative aims to speed up cancer diagnosis and treatment
E-health programme in Africa includes a telemedicine initiative to improve access to earlier and better diagnosis and treatment of cancer and diabetes in Kenya and the rest of Africa.
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Mednax buys telemedicine firm VRad for $500m
Florida-based Mednax has bought Virtual Radiologic (VRad), a radiology physician services and telemedicine company, for $500m.
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VSP integrates health-tracking technology into optical frames
VSP Global has developed what it claims to be the first wearable tech prototype to integrate health-tracking technology seamlessly into a pair of optical frames.
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Smartphone apps fuelling rise in mhealth market, says Visiongain
Connected devices and M2M are offering a tremendous opportunity for healthcare professionals, according to Visiongain. And a report by Allied Market Research says the global mhealth market was valued at $10.5bn in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.5 per cent during 2015 to 2020.
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WellVia mhealth service strikes chord with travelling musicians
Texas-based WellVia has launched a telehealth service for professional musicians whether they are touring or at home.
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