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By Jonah Comstock June 18, 2015
Personalized medicine was a hot topic at the BIO conference in Philadelphia, but in a session on digital health and patient engagement, payer and provider panelists also talked about how, in order to really drive medication and treatment adherence, patient engagement also has to be personalized. "You have to understand what are they worried about, what are their fears, what are they trying to do...
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2013
It's possible that folks in the industry can be a little too quick to call out signs of the times that mobile health has "gone mainstream" or "hit the big leagues." But there certainly have been some strong signs lately. Samsung announced mobile health features as a key part of its release strategy for the Galaxy S4. The House of Representatives hosted three days to holding hearings on mobile...
By Jonah Comstock March 13, 2013
Medication adherence is a huge problem, and it's one that seems solvable. People fail to take the pills prescribed to them for many reasons, but one of the biggest is forgetfulness, especially among elderly patients who take a lot of medications and can easily become confused. Pillboxes have always been the go-to technology to improve adherence, whether it's a simple Monday-through-Friday...
By Jonah Comstock March 11, 2013
Last month, Vitality made their GlowCap pill container caps available for direct-to-consumer purchase from CVS. The company has also been quietly developing a new product, the Vitality GlowPack, a customizable pouch which provides similar functionality to the GlowCap. The advantage to the GlowPack is that it can be used it for medications larger than pills. CVS Caremark and Vitality GlowCaps are...
By Brian Dolan January 22, 2013
Earlier this month Nant Health, the healthcare company that is a part of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's tight-lipped NantWorks portfolio of companies, raised $31 million in two rounds of funding, according to SEC filings. Another NantWorks company, NantiD, which appears to be the next generation of the iVisit LookTel technology that Nant acquired a few years ago, raised an additional $15 million in...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2013
Care4Today by Janssen Healthcare Innovation For one reason or another, as many as half the patients in the United States don't take the medication that is prescribed to them at a cost to the US healthcare system of $290 billion a year in waste. That's according to NEHI, formerly known as the New England Healthcare Institute, which has been tracking the medication adherence problem for years....
By Neil Versel November 23, 2011
Mobile and wireless technologies are helping give rise to a new form of clinical decision support that's being called "patient activation." "We're making a category that really hasn't existed," according to Doug Thompson, a senior research director at the Advisory Board Co., a Washington-based research firm that is making a big push into healthcare of late. "The term 'patient activation' can be...
By Brian Dolan September 21, 2011
LookTel powered by NantWorks Earlier this month Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong announced the name of the company that he has been building through a series of acquisitions over the past few years: NantWorks. This week Vodafone announced that it had partnered with NantWorks on researching and developing remote patient care mobile health services over advanced wireless networks. Vodafone recently opened...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2011
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong announced that NantWorks is the name of the company that he has been building through a series of acquisitions over the past few years. Following the sales of two companies Soon-Shiong founded -- American Pharmaceutical Partners (sold 2008) and Abraxis BioScience (sold 2010) -- he has invested more than $400 million dollars in acquisitions, according to a NantWorks press...
By Brian Dolan July 11, 2011
The FDA has cleared UK-based Toumaz Limited's Sensium Digital Plaster with a 510(k). The device is a small, low power body-worn sensor that continuously monitors vital signs, including temperature, heart rate and respiration rate. Toumaz also announced the formation of a joint venture with Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong's California Capital Equity (CCE). The JV will be called Toumaz US and will sell and...

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