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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 Jonah Comstock March 9, 2015
Triomi's Pocket 12-lead ECG The Sprint Techstars accelerator announced its second class of companies, including a mix of new companies and a few that are already reasonably well-known. The companies will be based in Kansas City and will receive $120,000 in funding from the accelerator. "Sprint is proud to be working with Techstars again to bring this world-class accelerator program to Kansas...
By Aditi Pai December 18, 2014
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator alum Yosko Sprint has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the company's second Mobile Health Accelerator, a three-month program in Kansas City powered by TechStars. The 2015 Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator will run from March 9 through June 4. “We are pleased to work with Techstars to provide early-stage input and guidance related to our...
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 Jonah Comstock June 11, 2014
Yosko, a hospital software startup that is now a veteran of three digital health accelerators, is gearing up to launch pilots with as many as five hospitals this year. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company just graduated from the Sprint-TechStars accelerator and is developing its software for two platforms -- the iPad and Google Glass. The startup is led by wife-and-husband team CEO Dr....
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 Brian Dolan January 13, 2014
Vocera Communications announced this week that it had acquired alarm management company mVisum for $3.5 million. Vocera has yet to respond to a request for additional comment. Notably, in April 2013 mVisum settled a lawsuit filed by competitor AirStrip Technologies, which alleged mVisum had infringed on its patents for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. As part of the...
By Aditi Pai November 10, 2013
This week in digital health, 34 teams were announced for the Tricorder X Prize, the Center for Connected Health was awarded a grant from McKesson to develop a chemotherapy self management app, and Farzard Mostashari gave his perspective on a number of issues in healthcare and healthcare technology. A lot of stories hit the web this week, but there are still more stories. Here are some other...
By Aditi Pai September 24, 2013
Sprint and Techstars have launched a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City, the hometown region of Sprint, that will mentor 10 startups, according to a press release. Applications are open until December 6th, finalists will be notified in January, and the actual program is expected to start March 2014. The program will last three months and companies can receive up to $120,000 in funding, $20,...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2012
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 85 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and 80 percent of those mobile phone owners use their phone to send and receive text messages. Yet the only way to contact emergency services in the event of a fire, health emergency, or criminal activity is still by dialing 9-1-1 and making a phone call. In August of last year, FCC chairman...

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