Tags: BlackBerry | cardiac telemetry | CardioNet | CMS | eCardio | LifeWatch | MCOT | reimbursement | wireless remote monitoring |
Wireless remote monitoring for patients with heart conditions is fast becoming a crowded space for wireless health companies — CardioNet, the only pureplay wireless health company to have gone public and LifeWatch, a Switzerland-based company are just two of the big players in this ever popular field. Last month we noted that Corventis had received FDA approval for its MCOT system, which put it in competition with the two industry stalwarts.
Before Corventis entered the market, however, Houston-based startup eCardio, founded in 2004, was on the scene. The Houston Chronicle recently caught up with eCardio and profiled the start-up in a roundup of Houston-based innovators.
What’s eCardio’s elevator pitch? eCardio offers a device that lets doctors monitor patients’ hearts remotely. More details? ”Patients wear a device the size of a BlackBerry on their hip or around their neck as well as two electrodes that monitor the heart’s electrical activity. A microprocessor in the wireless device analyzes the data and transfers data to the company’s monitoring center, where it’s verified and sent to the doctor,” according to the Houston Chronicle report. Keep reading>>
Tags: Aerotel Medical Systems | Alzheimer's | China | Dell | EcoTec | HIMSS | Mobile Health Interventions | quantified living | SMS | text messaging |
Data tsunami to overwhelm: According to a survey sponsored by Dell and conducted by HIMSS, small and medium sized hospitals in the US, Europe and China are not ready for the “wave of data” that is set to “inundate” their systems over the next couple of years. More
Another entrant in the person locator service for Alzheimer’s patients and others: “Aerotel Medical Systems of Holon, Israel has partnered with EcoTec of Tampere, Finland to bring the GeoSkeeper personal tracker and communication system to Finnish consumers. The watch-like device has GPS and mobile phone functionality to allow users to send their coordinates if they are calling for help.” More
The power of what is perhaps mobile’s simplest offering: SMS — “Mobile Health Interventions, a new company dedicated to transforming the delivery of health services, [recently] announced the launch of its innovative health text messaging applications: Health Txts and Custom Txts.” More
The ultimate “quantified living” report? Man quantifies and details his every activity in 2009 then releases annual report. More
Tags: acute care settings | Apple iPad | Center for Connected Health | Cerner | EHR | Epic System | iPad | Kaiser Permanente | medical iPhone apps | mobile EHR |
As expected, Apple unveiled its new tablet device, the iPad, and it dominated the news cycle this week. Apple positioned the device as a new platform positioned at the intersection of the “liberal arts and technology” — a clear indication that the healthcare industry was not its top of mind use case. Despite recent news that Apple has been pursuing a mobile EHR pilot with Epic Systems, the iPad presentation included no mention of the healthcare vertical.
However, just as the iPhone originally had no clear agenda for the medical community, the iPad may very well factor into medical application developers’ plans for the year ahead. To wit: Healthcare providers, analysts, EHR vendors and developers provided MobiHealthNews with their first impressions of the iPad’s healthcare opportunity for the acute care environment, home health care and self-care market. Their first impressions (and these are just at first blush, mind you) are mostly positive, but they did note a number of shortcomings. Here are nine: Keep reading>>
Tags: EHRs | mHealth Alliance | Palm Pre | Pepid | Welch Allyn | wireless vital signs tracking |
mHealth Alliance award application process draws to a close: The mHealth Alliance announced the last call for its $50,000 prize for revolutionary wireless technology applications for global health. More
HealthNewsDigest imagines how the healthcare system will look if much of the technology demonstrated and talked about today becomes implemented: “The technology required to make the benefits in these care scenarios a reality is available today. It is the practice of healthcare that needs to change, which will be greatly enabled by coverage and financing reform.” More
Welch Allyn’s wireless vital sign monitor: At a healthcare IT event in Dubai, Welch Allyn planned to demonstrate a new wireless version of its Spot Vital Signs LXi device, which sends vital signs data to an EHR through WA’s Connex data management software. More
Pepid goes to Palm Pre: Pepid created a version of its smartphone medical application for the Palm Pre platform. More