telemonitoring

By Brian Dolan September 25, 2014
Turkish mobile operator Turkcell teamed up with Istanbul University researchers to study how its wireless-enabled diabetes device, Turkcell Healthmeter, would impact patient outcomes. The Turkcell Healthmeter is a small, cellular-enabled device that wirelessly pairs with a number of Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meters -- no smartphone required. For the study, the Healthmeter sent data received...
By Jonah Comstock August 18, 2014
Remote monitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices reduced the mortality rate for cardiac patients by 50 percent and improved their clinical status by nearly 10 percent in a randomized control trial recently published in The Lancet. The trial was sponsored by medical device company Biotronik. The trial was conducted at 36 different clinics and hospitals in Europe, Australia, and...
By Neil Versel January 22, 2013
Last week, an early participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which provides financial incentives for coordinating care of and improving outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries, went live with a telemonitoring program to keep tabs on patients with chronic diseases. Primary Partners, a physician-owned accountable care organization (ACO) in Clermont, Fla., is contracting with New York-based...
By Neil Versel November 28, 2012
AFrame Digital, a Reston, Va.-based maker of telemonitoring technology, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to sell its MobileCare Monitor as a Class II medical device in the US. The company has had less-stringent Class I approval for its flagship monitoring product since 2009. MobileCare Monitor is a wristwatch-like device that offers continuous, real-time monitoring for seniors, people...
By Neil Versel November 16, 2012
Photo Credit: Adam Schultz / Clinton Foundation Remote and home patient monitoring technologies will be a key component of former President Bill Clinton's new push, through his William J. Clinton Foundation, to eliminate health disparities between communities of different socioeconomic and racial strata. Clinton this week introduced the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with...
By Brian Dolan July 16, 2009
Cisco, UnitedHealth ramp up remote doctor visits: Insurance company UnitedHealth said it will use Cisco's HealthPresence in a nationwide program to enable doctors to treat patients remotely. The companies aim to create a nationwide network to enable video medical imaging, audio communication and health record information exchange between remote locations like retail stores, office settings and...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Tunstall's RTX3371 Wireless Telehealth Monitor follows the trend of many of the telemedicine solutions we saw on display at the American Telemedicine Association event earlier this week: 2G radios. If a device is simply transmitting biometric data into the cloud en route to online portals for physicians and other caregivers, who needs high-speed 3G networks? Most telemedicine companies seem to...

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