December 20, 2014

Venture Capital Warms to Digital Health

June 29, 2012 Venture Capital investments in digital health start-ups rose 73% year-on-year according to a new report from Rock Health, a digital health incubator in San Francisco. In the first half of…

Survey cites slow patient adoption of mHealth apps

A new survey by Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide reports that only 26% of patients surveyed visited health care related sites using their smart phones and only 18% had downloaded an…

mHealth and Commercial Flights: Please Turn off Your Insulin Pumps for Landing

As wireless enabled medical devices become more common, Neil Versel of mobihealthnews.com ponders how the FAA will handle such devices on commercial flights → http://mobihealthnews.com/17717/next-regulatory-battleground-patient-monitors-on-commercial-flights/  …

Boston Scientific Launches Wireless Pacemaker in Europe

Boston Scientific has launched a wireless remote patient management system in Europe with the implantation of the first Latitude NXT-enabled pacemaker in a heart patient at a hospital in Italy.…

CellScope Nets $1m for Smartphone Enabled Otoscope

CellScope is out to make life easier for children with ear infections and their parents. The Rock Health alum company has garnered $1 million from Khosla Ventures for a Smartphone…

mHealth Technologies Will Diminish Role of Doctors

The Economist reports that physicians will play a less central role in the delivery of healthcare in the future. The evolution mHealth technologies and the rising cost of managing chronic…

US Dedicates Portion of Wireless Spectrum to HC

The FCC is promoting the use of a portion of the wireless spectrum for mHealth products.  The Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) is an important step in the expansion of…

Trials Underway for Device to Monitor Parkinson’s Patients

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies is conducting a study of a device designed to monitor tremors in Parkinson’s patients. A sensor worn as a ring monitors motor symptoms and transmits the data…

IMS Predicts Consumers Will Drive mHealth Market

A study by IMS Research says that the consumer market will drive the adoption of mHealth tools as patients will pay out of pocket for devices and applications to self-monitor…

Rise of mHealth Technologies Raises Issues About Patient Access to Data

Empowered patients are seeking greater access to the data generated by their ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) and other remote monitoring devices that transit information directly to their physicians. Patients have traditionally…