remote monitoring

By Jonah Comstock May 25, 2016
Correction: The original version of this story misstated CardioMessenger's FDA status. It is 510(k) cleared.  Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Biotronik USA, the United States arm of Berlin-based medical device company Biotronik, has announced the launch of an FDA-cleared device that will add more portable cellular connectivity to its pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), and insertible...
By Aditi Pai April 8, 2015
Some 30 percent of health professionals are dissatisfied with the technology their organization uses for secure communication, according to a Harris Poll survey of 955 providers. The survey was commissioned by PerfectServe. The professionals included in the survey were hospitalists, primary care physicians, specialist physicians, hospital administrators, office managers and practice...
By Jonah Comstock October 3, 2014
A connected weight scale from AMC Health. A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected...
By Brian Dolan June 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California-based G-Tech Medical, which is developing a wearable, disposable sensor patch for patients with gastrointestinal problems, has received funding from investor Peter Thiel's nonprofit fund, Breakout Labs. The grant was for $350,000. G-Tech is also looking to raise additional money to fund its next phase of development. G-Tech's patches measure the electrical activity from the...
By Jonah Comstock November 6, 2013
Polycom's RealPresence CloudAxis suite. Video conferencing provider Polycom has partnered with IBM to integrate its RealPresence CloudAxis web-based video conferencing product into IBM's Care Manager software, allowing providers and caregivers who use the software to immediately initiate a video consultation with a patient. Care Manager is part of IBM's Patient Care and Insights platform, a...
By Aditi Pai November 5, 2013
Patients may start spending less time in the doctors office as electronic health records and patient-facing medical apps proliferate, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the journal Health Affairs, looked at health informatics and health services research literature through June 2013 using Medline, the Cochrane Database and...
By Jonah Comstock September 10, 2013
Stamford, Connecticut-based Ambio Health, a company developing a low-cost platform for connecting home medical monitors, has raised a third angel round of $525,000. The money comes from mostly existing angels and one new investor, CEO Kevin Jones told MobiHealthNews. With its previous two raises, the company's total funding comes to $2 million since the company was founded in 2011. The Ambio...
By Jonah Comstock August 30, 2013
The Fitbit as it was used to track cardiac surgery patients. Mayo Clinic has finally published a study, completed last year, on using a Fitbit activity tracker to monitor recovery in cardiac surgery patients. They found that step tracking with the Fitbit was easy and cost-effective to implement, and preliminary data suggests that collecting step data could help hospitals determine the...
By Aditi Pai May 10, 2013
Annapolis, Maryland-based Zephyr Technology, a wearable remote monitoring company, has raised $2.4 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing. Former investors include 3M New Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners and Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Zephyr products include the BioHarness 3, which a user wears around his or her chest to monitor heart rate, breathing rate, ECG,...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2013
Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Intuitive Health has finally emerged from stealth mode with a new name, Vivify Health. At the end of January, MobiHealthNews reported that the company, which offers a cloud-based device-agnostic remote monitoring software, had raised $3.4 million from undisclosed sources. Our January report also noted that the company was participating in a pilot with...