Archive for June 2010

Diversinet, AllOne; mHealth; HealthVault; Dr Love; Smart meter telecare

Diversinet, AllOne settle for $4 million (US)(Mysterious split) mHealth: at the top of the ‘hype cycle’?(Jon Linkous – ATA – stirs it up) Wireless med reminder test improves compliance by 27%(Raising the question, how high-tech does it have to be?) Top 10 trends in mobile medical technology(Roundup item) Microsoft HealthVault reaches Canada and the UK(2 […]

Healthrageous; Vena/Qualcomm; telehealth; telecare; assistive technology

Healthrageous (?!) secures $6MM startup funding (US)(Product development) WHO resources: eHealth Intelligence Report, global survey(Low-profile source for eHealth studies) Vena/Qualcomm wireless platform announced(Marriage of systems) The uncertain price of mHealth–it’s the data charge (US)(Low plan limits reduce take up) Scotland to get telehealth targets?(But is it the best way forward?) TLC for Ipswich (Australia)(Next step […]

PARO robot; COPD telehealth; healthcare technology; Wellpoint

PARO robot: ethical or not?(Getting the ‘controversial’ treatment in Wall Street Journal) Two intersections: ‘Is an online telemedicine service legal?’(View of telehealth issues in the USA) UK better placed than the US to manage chronic disease:lessons from the US(Free report) COPD admissions halved by GP practice initiative (UK)(May not have used telehealth, either) June’s Telecare […]

Telecare Aware Updated

UnitedHealth Group’s telemedicine initiative in national rollout (US)(Using Cisco’s HealthPresence) Easing of hospital staff credentialing for telemedicine delayed (US)(Problems for telemedicine providers in USA) The unexpected eHealth, iPhone app hub: Minnesota(Clinic; Monitoring; meditation; microscopes) Digital Wellbeing Conference (UK)(Conference news) Highlands and Islands telehealthcare event report (Scotland)(Event report) BIOTRONIK’s tenth birthday(Home monitoring pacemakers) SensorCare Systems Falls […]

VA telehealth; Robotics; Pico MASS; SeniorBridge; Remote mood tracking

Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee hearings focus on telehealth (US)(Upcoming House of Representatives hearing) VA: telehealth innovation competition(Financial help for someone) Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday(Beyond robotics) Housing 21 seeks buyer for Complete Group (UK)(Industry news) Pico: a Medication Adherence Support System (Netherlands)(New product info) SeniorBridge: RMP and Skype (US)(Working eclectic approach) Irish Government’s new telecare scheme(Updated […]

mHealth; e-consults; telehealth; Assisted Living Technologies; Burnside Easy Answer Phone; Wireless Healthcare; Bosch

Formation of mHealth Regulatory Coalition(Significant discussion on LinkedIn) LA Times article on ‘e-consults‘(Round up item) New systems coordinate home health reporting with telehealth(New players) Does the internet make you dumber?(uhh… umm…) Mobile Health Expo ‘call for speakers’ now open(Time to raise your profile) Assisted Living Technologies for Older and Disabled People in 2030 (UK)(Comment on […]

Telecare and telehealth; Technology and Older People; Google Health; Intamac and D-Link; Blackberry-Vodafone

It’s raining telecare and telehealth good news! (UK)(Steve keeps checking that he has the right glasses on) UK market eye opener(Question from a reader) Technology and Older People: Call for Papers(Time to write up your developments) Is Google Health heading for oblivion?(Or limbo, at least?) Intamac and D-Link demonstrate new generationhome monitoring solutions(Does anyone know […]

UK Telecare NFA; SupraUK; Telemedicine; Medicare; Lifecomm

Old UK Telecare NFA expires; new one is delayed(Suppliers left in limbo – again) SupraUK new product(‘Ello,’ello, ‘ello!) Telemedicine–a gold rush on horizon?(New York Times roundup) Does technology mean more efficient care? Or just more care?(Dana Blankenhorn think-piece) Towers Watson: 90% of employers believe ‘health reform’ increases benefit costs–eHealth as remedy?(Jane Sarasohn-Kahn digs into the […]

ECCH; CUHTec; GPS Shoes; NextAlarm ; Visonic; Continua Alliance

ECCH as in ‘blecch’ (N. Ireland)(Slumping from hero to zero) Forthcoming CUHTec telecare courses (UK)(Amended course dates) Coming soon: GPS Shoes (US)(Strolling your way in a few months?) EU Call for Tender: Coping with an Ageing Population(Research opportunity) NextAlarm: patent for two-way voice over internet (US)(Good move or cause for consternation?) Visonic to expand its […]