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By Brian Dolan January 12, 2010
Anthem Blue Cross, the trade name for Blue Cross of California, announced plans last week to work with wireless health company Ideal Life on a pilot program for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients called CARE (Congestive Heart Failure Ambulatory Remote monitoring and Engagement). Ideal Life is providing its wireless body weight scales for in-home use in an effort to leverage remote monitoring...
By Brian Dolan January 12, 2010
Anthem Blue Cross announced today that it has contracted with IDEAL LIFE® to provide wireless body weight scales for in-home use with Congestive heart Failure (CHF) patients. This initiative is the foundation of a new pilot program known as C.A.R.E. (Congestive Heart Failure Ambulatory Remote monitoring and Engagement). The program's goal is to utilize IDEAL LIFE's Bluetooth-enabled remote...
By Brian Dolan January 12, 2010
Last week we reported on Mayo Clinic's new mobile-focused startup: mRemedy, which is creating smartphone applications based on Mayo's medical research. mRemedy is a joint collaboration with application developer DoApps. The venture's first application was a meditation application that teaches users breathing exercises and other methods for reducing stress. According to a report from...
By Brian Dolan January 12, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced that would invest $24M in upfront cash and equity as part of an exclusive worldwide agreement for the pharma company to license Proteus Biomedical's sensing technology for organ transplantation. (That must be the kind of exclusive deal Novartis had in mind when the two companies announced their collaboration on a pilot last year.) As part of the deal,...
By Brian Dolan January 12, 2010
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Proteus Biomedical Inc., a pioneer in intelligent medicine, entered into an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Novartis to develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products that incorporate Proteus’ novel sensor-based technologies in the field of organ transplantation. Novartis also receives certain option rights in cardiovascular and oncology...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
Bedford, Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS recently announced another $16.5 million in venture capital. The company is developing an implantable medical device that will deliver drugs inside the body. This third round of funding brings the company's total funding to just north of $70 million, according to the company. InterWest Partners joined previous investors Polaris Venture Partners, Flybridge...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby. Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.) Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...
By Brian Dolan January 8, 2010
Remote monitoring of fitness, sleep, vital signs and pregnancy puts health care in the hands of consumers LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 / -- Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), will join Qualcomm chairman and CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs during Jacobs' keynote at International CES on Friday, January 8, 2010, to...
By Brian Dolan January 8, 2010
Adidas announced new features for its miCoach offering at a press event here at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 in Las Vegas. miCoach, a connected fitness device and platform, competes with Nike+iPod/iPhone, Fitbit and a number of other simpler fitness devices like Philips' DirectLife. Adidas added miCoach Pacer and miCoach Zone to its connected fitness line. Here's how the company describes...

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