News

By Brian Dolan November 17, 2009
Clearly wireless technologies' importance to the telemedicine industry is growing. Here's more evidence: The ZigBee Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association announced an agreement today to work together to evangelize ZigBee technology's use cases for the healthcare industry. ATA plans to promote ZigBee to a number of groups, including "traditional medicine, academic medical centers,...
By Brian Dolan November 17, 2009
Groups will educate health care professionals and consumers on wireless health care solutions SAN RAMON, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 / -- The ZigBee Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) will educate both health care professionals and consumers on benefits of telecommunications technologies as part of a new liaison agreement announced today. The groups will focus on the many...
By Brian Dolan November 17, 2009
Microsoft has launched awards for mobile health solutions in Africa: “We propose to demonstrate the potential of mobile phones to enable the delivery of healthcare-related services on the African continent. We invite Africa-based researchers to apply for grants of cash to conduct one-year studies. Successful proposals will use Microsoft technologies and may also employ the capability of a mobile...
By Brian Dolan November 16, 2009
San Diego, California-based start-up Triage Wireless has changed its name to Sotera Wireless as part of an agreement with Inverness Medical Innovations, which markets products under the Triage brand. Triage Wireless, now Sotera Wireless, has close ties to Qualcomm and is developing continuous, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring technology with arterial-line accuracy and without the need for...
By Brian Dolan November 16, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 -- Triage Wireless(TM), Inc., a medical device company developing a new generation of vital signs monitoring technology, today announced it has changed its corporate name to Sotera Wireless(TM), Inc. effective immediately. The decision to change the Company's name arose from a settlement with Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., which markets certain diagnostic products under...
By Brian Dolan November 16, 2009
CGM start-up raises $3M: Echo Therapeutics, which is developing a needle-free, non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system and and a system for transdermal drug delivery, raised $3 million in additional capital by selling common stock to accredited and institutional investors. More Medtronic points to studies lauding CGM: “It’s very exciting to see the evidence unfold...
By Brian Dolan November 13, 2009
HIStalk interviewed Voxiva Co-Founder, Chairman and President Paul Meyer this week and the result was a sprawling conversation that covered mobile phones' roles in healthcare today. Of course, the interview also included some discussion about the wireless health service, Text4Baby, that Voxiva and its partners have been quietly working on -- interestingly, Meyer told HIStalk that the "initiative...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
AllOne Health announced that its pilot with the U.S. Army, called mCare, has facilitated more than 5,000 messages to the 100 "wounded warriors" participating in the program. The participants are U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injuries who typically need constant follow-ups and continuing medical care. The Army and AllOne plan to expand the number of participants to 10,000 wounded warriors....
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
By Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG With 20 million devices in the marketplace today, Bluetooth technology is already the de facto wireless standard for health and fitness devices. Whether the device is a defibrillator, weight scale, heart rate belt, glucose meter or a Wii Fit Balance Board, manufacturers have been enthusiastic in choosing Bluetooth technology as their...
By Brian Dolan November 12, 2009
TripleTree recently announced the availability of its latest research report: Wireless and Mobile Health Report, a follow-up to its classic Telemedicine 2.0 report from 2007, which we still reference because of its helpful categorization of the wireless health market. TripleTree's latest report is likely to be even more useful (and it's free -- register for a copy here.) While previous reports...

Editor's Pick