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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 July 16, 2009
Intel has added cellular wireless and residential phone service connectivity to its Intel Health Guide, which is Intel's remote patient monitoring offering. Up until now the system only supported connectivity through cable/DSL broadband. Intel now counts Providence Life Services, Spectrum Medical, and ProActive Healthcare among its clients for the Health Guide. According to the company, the...
By Brian Dolan July 15, 2009
It's been more than four years since Qualcomm first announced its plans to help launch a healthcare-focused mobile phone service, called LifeComm. Qualcomm and its (still) undisclosed partners recently decided that it was time to pull the plug on LifeComm after failing to raise additional third party funding, mobihealthnews has learned from an anonymous source. A circa 2007 mock-up of a LifeComm...
By MHN Staff July 15, 2009
Combined Company Positioned to Leverage Technological and Protective Benefits of Patents Applied to Both Mobile and Online Consumer Behavioral Targeted Marketing PHOENIX and NEW YORK, July 14, 2009 — Modavox, Inc. (OTCBB:MDVX), Internet broadcasting pioneer and holder of several patented technologies, announced today that the Company has completed the acquisition of Augme Mobile(tm), a leader in...
By Brian Dolan July 15, 2009
In late April Augme Mobile, a consumer mobile marketing company, announced a joint venture with Brandofino Communications to form Augme Mobile Health, a specialist in mobile marketing technology for the pharmaceutical industry. This week online broadcasting company Modavox completed its acquisition of Augme Mobile and with it, Augme Mobile Health. "I see so many possibilities for mobile...
By MHN Staff July 14, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Biotel Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BTEL) today announced that CardioNet has advised Biotel that it is terminating the Merger Agreement with Biotel due to a failure of Biotel to comply with the terms of the agreement. Biotel believes it has complied with all terms of the agreement and that CardioNet’s claim is without merit and inconsistent with...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2009
MYLEstone Health's Matt Tendler has a worthwhile column today over at Diabetes Health that describes the landscape for diabetes management tools on smartphones -- with a special emphasis on the iPhone. MYLEstone created the popular Glucose Buddy iPhone app. mobihealthnews recently broke the news that Glucose Buddy had inked a deal with Roche to embed some of its diabetes management tools into the...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2009
It's been a tough couple of months for wireless arrhythmia monitoring company CardioNet: The company has terminated its plans to acquire Minnesota-based Biotel, which has its own cardiac arrhythmia monitoring business, an experienced design and development team manufacturing capabilities that were set to support CardioNet's growing business. The deal was originally pegged at $14 million but...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2009
For the record, BlackBerry has conducted clinical trials with smartphones paired with Bluetooth-enabled medical peripheral devices for years. Three of the company's smartphones are among the five most popular smartphones in North America. At least one executive at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is a bit curious about all the hype around Apple's recent medical foray with the iPhone....
By MHN Staff July 13, 2009
CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. - CardioNet (Nasdaq: BEAT), announced today that on Friday, July 10, 2009, it received a letter from Highmark Medicare Services stating effective September 1, 2009 Highmark was adjusting its reimbursement rate for MCOT services to $754 per service. This reimbursement change affects all providers covered under CPT Code 93229. Randy Thurman, Chairman, President and CEO of...

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