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By Neil Versel February 21, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs is spending $543 million to outfit all 152 of its hospitals and seven outpatient pharmacies with real-time location systems (RTLS) and millions of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, a project that could lend legitimacy to the entire field of RTLS in healthcare, according to a key technology supplier. "It's pretty rare that something this big comes along...
By Neil Versel February 14, 2012
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems has sued three makers of remote home health monitoring technology, claiming that the competitors infringed on patents for Bosch's Health Buddy system. The telehealth business of German industrial conglomerate Robert Bosch GmbH filed three separate lawsuits last month in federal court in California against: mobile health monitoring technology vendor MedApps, of...
By Brian Dolan July 16, 2010
Employers must promote consumer health: The head of PHR platform provider Dossia, Colin Evans, has a worthwhile column on the employers' role in mobile and consumer health: "Informing and empowering employees is central to employers’ broader efforts to more proactively promote health care consumerism, shift toward high value health plans, and intervene directly to eliminate inefficiencies from...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2010
$163M for telehealth in 2011: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has proposed an increase to its home telehealth budget program: For 2009 it was $72 million and the agency wants to bump it up to $163 million for 2011, according to a reportin Federal Computer Week. More Startup offers alcohol tracker device: VentureBeat reports on startup, Alcosystems, which was on display at the Mobile World...

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