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By Aditi Pai July 6, 2015
Previous Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator participant, Yosko Sprint has announced that its accelerator will no longer focus specifically on digital health technologies, and instead will accept startups that are focusing on any mobile technology. The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, which first launched in September 2013, will now simply be referred to as the Sprint Accelerator. It will...
By Brian Dolan February 23, 2015
Telecom giant Cox Communications announced last week that it was teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic to form a "strategic alliance", called Vivre Health, that would develop digital home health services. The joint venture will be based in Atlanta and will help Cox move its healthcare business beyond providing broadband services to hospitals, according to Reuters. As part of the announcement Cox...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2015
More than 40 million US smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app, according to research firm Parks Associates. The firm has also reported that one in four heads of household -- at homes with broadband -- use a mobile app to track their fitness or track their caloric intake. Last year the research firm published research that estimated 41 percent of caregivers in...
By Aditi Pai November 3, 2014
Philips has finally launched its cellular-enabled, mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) device GoSafe, which was first announced at CES 2013 with an expected launch of March 2013. "The tools and technology Philips Lifeline has developed enable people to have greater independence while managing their own health care," Philips Lifeline General Manager Kimberly O'Loughlin said in a...
By Jonah Comstock August 11, 2014
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Last week, the FCC passed an order accelerating its text-to-911 roll out by requiring all carriers, as well as certain dedicated texting apps, to support text-to-911 by the end of the year. However, two members of the commission, Ajit Pai and Michael O'Reilly, dissented from the order, suggesting that because the public safety answering points (PSAPs) that process 911...
By Brian Dolan May 29, 2014
One week before Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company is widely expected to announce its rumored Healthbook app, Samsung hosted an event called Voice of the Body in San Francisco to show off a couple of digital health projects. The two new digital health projects included Simband, an "investigational device" -- not a product -- that is stocked with a variety of health sensors...
By Jonah Comstock April 3, 2014
Philips Lifeline, Royal Philips' personal emergency response system (PERS) division, has officially launched its HomeSafe cellular PERS, which it quietly rolled out a few months ago. "The HomeSafe Wireless offering addresses the needs of our seniors who do benefit from in-home PERS but have increasingly begun to drop their landlines, which means they were not able to be served with PERS in their...
By Brian Dolan February 5, 2014
iSelectMD's service by the numbers. Cellular One, a mobile phone service brand that operates in various rural markets across the US, is now offering its subscribers in Texas and Louisiana on demand, mobile phone-based video visits and calls with physicians. The mobile operator is offering the service through a partnership with Hilton Head, South Carolina-based iSelectMD. iSelectMD, which was...
By Jonah Comstock February 4, 2014
AT&T has recruited Scripps Health cardiologist and digital health guru Dr. Eric Topol to be the company's new Chief Medical Advisor. In the new position, the company said in a statement, Topol will "impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, connecting the healthcare ecosystem to enhance health outcomes and care delivery processes for patients and their...
By Brian Dolan January 10, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, one of the earliest and best known mobile health companies focused on diabetes management, has landed a $20 million round of investment that includes contributions from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Windham Venture Partners. The announcement marks WellDoc's first round of institutional money -- the company has long relied on angel investors and debt...