Short item on the Aerotel blog reviews a new report from the Arthur D Little consultancy: Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis: An Opportunity for Mobile Network Operators? Turning mHealth into be the next killer app requires different approach [It’s… Read moremHealth – change of approach needed?
Ex-doctor, international statesman and veteran campaigner for NHS reform Lord David Owen heaps scorn on the UK’s Coallition Government’s plans for an external market driven NHS in a 36-page PDF. (The first part also contains a brief history of the establishment and organisation of the NHS that may interest non-UK readers.)
According to Roy Lilley (who chaired the Telecare Services Association conference last November)…
Growth by acquisition was a key part of Philips’s growth strategy in the telecare and home health market this past decade. However, in an interview, Stephen Rusckowski, the head of Philips Healthcare in Amsterdam, has said that it will now… Read morePhilips talks down expectations of more large acquisitions
Kiwok, that produces a mobile heart monitoring system BodyKom, will use the money from the IPO for ‘global’ rollout and Nordic expansion. A launch in India is already underway and the introduction to Canada is planned after the flotation. The… Read moreSwedish m-health firm Kiwok plans IPO
Bordeaux-based eDevice has introduced Cellgo, a low-current modem that enables power-constrained products (battery-powered ones) to handle the power bursts needed during cellular data transmission. The Cellgo can be used with devices equipped with serial ports including remote patient monitors and… Read moreLow current GSM/GPRS modem for M2M (France)
While published in December 2010’s Journal of Medical Systems, this article could not be more timely with earthquakes first in New Zealand, then in Japan with a tsunami. The paper presents a telemedicine model to speed response; a clinical command center… Read moreTelemedicine facilitating disaster response: study
Fast Company does run the gamut and here is an article that happily does not slam into a metaphorical brick wall. From their Design section, which has real designers blogging on topics in their field, is Will Smart Contact Lenses Be… Read more'Smart' contact lenses for health monitoring, information
Another Fast Company article from ‘Design’ definitely worth the read. Imbibing deeply from the ‘disruptive decentralization’ well of Christensen, Grossman and Hwang’s Innovator’s Prescription, but with the focus on design versus business process, the architect/designer co-authors analyze health delivery dysfunction, wrapping connected health, outpatient/retail… Read moreLook beyond the hospital: a design view
Awards for apps…it had to happen. ‘Appys’ are the brainchild of OMMA 2011 (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising). ‘Best Medical App’ was awarded to MyHumanaMobile. Launching just one year ago, the free app for both iEverything and Android Market has health plan info… Read moreNow the 'Appy Awards'
Northern Ireland’s super-speedy European Centre for Connected Health (which managed to let £28 million funding for a telehealth service evaporate in the three years it to commission it) has today updated its web page with the result of the Remote… Read moreECCH updates its Remote Telemonitoring Service web page at last (N. Ireland)