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By Brian Dolan February 18, 2009
Carnegie Mellon's CyLab MRC hosted a number of wireless health luminaries last week--we already covered the talk by Microsoft--now the CyLab blog has a post covering Qualcomm Vice President for Business Development in Health and Life Sciences Don Jones' presentation, called "Wireless Health Connectivity Collapses Time and Space." "There are four billion cell phones in use in the world today,"...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2009
CardioNet, the wireless-enabled cardiac monitoring company, once again reported stellar financials despite the current economic downturn. Quarterly revenue increased nearly 44 percent year-on-year while annual revenue increased 65 percent. The company has about $58 million in cash-on-hand and judging by many of the prepared statements attributed to the company's interim CEO, it sounds like...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2009
More mobile health-related news is trickling out of the big wireless conference: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain: The largest wireless carrier in Australia, Telstra is looking to healthcare as an opportunity during the worldwide economic downturn. "But crisis can also breed innovation and opportunities," Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo told MarketWatch. As the recent Vodafone+U.N. mHealth...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2009
Forum Nokia announced the winners of its global Calling All Innovators contest, which aims to incentivize the creation of mobile applications that help improve life on the planet: Out of some 1,000 submitted applications a mobile health application from Ghana took second place in the Emerging Markets category. mPedigree, from Ghana, lets users send a free text message to determine the quality of...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2009
Thornberry Limited announced today that its NDoc partnership with AirClic has helped Syracuse-based St. Joseph's Certified Home Health Care Agency save nearly $70,000 with its mobile phone-centered service. The NDoc+AirClic solution helps home care agencies more efficiently document care, time and mileage as well as communicate with the office. St. Joseph's saved the $70,000 over the past year...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2009
"We really see such a huge opportunity here," said Claire Thwaites, head of the Vodafone Foundation and United Nations Foundation partnership. "There are 2.2 billion mobile phones in emerging markets and such a low number of PCs [only 305 million]. The number of healthcare workers and hospital beds are very, very low too. Mobile networks, of course, can be deployed much more easily than can fixed...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2009
Alcatel-Lucent announced a new program for vendor partners looking to make next-generation wireless devices with it, ng Connect. The initial phase of ng Connect will focus on five key areas: consumer media and entertainment, enterprise collaboration and e-health, automotive connectivity, digital signage, and computing experience. ng Connect aims to establish a "rich and diverse ecosystem" of...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2009
"Mobile health by definition will become a necessary component of all healthcare," Microsoft's Director of Development for Consumer Health Solutions Oren Rosenbloom said last week at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Mobility Research Center (MRC) in Silicon Valley. "Technology has created the expectation that you can take your office with you where ever you go and you can communicate with anyone anywhere...
By Brian Dolan February 13, 2009
Maybe it's because of the new billing codes for cardiac telemetry devices, but the newscycle is brimming with announcements from wireless implantable cardiac monitoring devices this week. We just wrote about Medtronic's Reveal XT, now the FDA announced approval for Transoma Medical's Sleuth AT, which is also an implantable wireless cardiac monitor that communicates with a personal device the...
By Brian Dolan February 13, 2009
Medtronic's Reveal XT subcutaneous cardiac monitor is now commercially available in the U.S. The company introduced Reveal XT in Europe in July of 2007. The device helps physicians diagnose heart arrhythmias by monitoring the remotely and also captures an electrocardiogram (ECG) during asymptomatic episodes to better diagnose difficult cases. The Reveal XT communicates wirelessly with a pager-...

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