home health monitoring

By Brian Dolan May 21, 2014
In 2009 when Corventis first unveiled its technology, its main offering was an innovative fluid sensor, which was part of the array of sensors embedded in its peel-and-stick patch that was eventually named PiiX. One of the grave symptoms for heart failure patients is fluid collection in the heart -- a symptom that most remote monitoring companies track by simply keeping tabs on a patient's weight...
By Jonah Comstock August 7, 2013
Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, is embarking on a 50-patient research project which will use mobile health technology to help show asthmatic children and teenagers where and how their worst asthma attacks occur. Zephyr Technology, maker of wearable vitals monitoring system BioHarness, is providing technology for the program, as is Asthmapolis, a startup that makes GPS-enabled...
By Jonah Comstock June 24, 2013
The Center for Connected Healthcare at Partners HealthCare in Boston has announced that it will begin integrating data from its home remote monitoring devices directly into Partner's electronic health record system. Patient data including blood pressure, weight and blood glucose data will be transmitted to the Center's remote monitoring database, but, unlike previously, that data will now be...
By Jonah Comstock February 18, 2013
If there's one device that's recently become a symbol for the promise -- and potential pitfalls -- of mobile health, it's AliveCor Heart Monitor, formerly known as the AliveCor iPhone ECG, which received FDA clearance for prescription use in December. Dr. Dave Albert, AliveCor's chief medical officer, outlined some next moves for the company recently in response to an online conversation about...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2012
More than a third of American adults think self-monitoring is the key to living a longer life, according to a survey commissioned by Philips Healthcare and conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. The survey of 1,003 participants included questions about online symptom checking, home diagnosis, and self-monitoring, and the results showed a growing acceptance of and even reliance on these sorts...
By Jonah Comstock November 12, 2012
EarlySense, Inc., an Israeli-based company with a U.S. subsidiary in Waltham, MA, announced a $15 million funding round today. The $15 million brings the company's total funding to $46 million, CEO Avner Halperin told MobiHealthNews. EarlySense manufactures under-mattress sensors and remote monitoring systems for patient beds. EarlySense monitoring is wireless and contact-free; no sensors are...
By Neil Versel October 18, 2012
Embedded Wireless Labs, a Dallas-based maker of a remote patient monitoring platform and a new mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), has signed an exclusive deal with AT&T to add 4G LTE connectivity to its products. AT&T will provide the ultrafast mobile data service for continuous monitoring of the elderly, people with chronic diseases and others recently discharged from...
By Neil Versel September 20, 2012
Perhaps you've seen last month's report from Kaiser Health News that more than 2,200 hospitals—almost two-thirds of all U.S. acute care facilities—face Medicare payment deductions starting Oct. 1 because too many patients with three common but treatable conditions were readmitted within 30 days of initial discharge. That's going to cost those hospitals a total of $280 million during federal...
By Brian Dolan September 6, 2012
Boca Raton, Florida-based MobileHelp has acquired competing mobile personal emergency services (mPERS) provider Halo Monitoring for an undisclosed sum this week. The acquisition brings two important features to MobileHelp's mPERS offering: automatic fall detection technology and advanced activity monitoring. The deal comes shortly after Alere's acquisition of home health monitoring company...
By Neil Versel September 5, 2012
Even as mobile health converges with other technologies and becomes a more integral part of healthcare delivery as a whole, not everybody in this sector is prospering. The latest evidence comes from Authentidate Holding Corp., parent company of home telehealth service provider ExpressMD Solutions, was forced to reverse-split of its stock last week to avoid delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market...

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