This one slipped under our telecare radar…almost. CloseBy Network premiered its remote monitoring telecare system at CES, but not in the SilversSummit/Digital Health ‘tech zones’. It is multiple sensor-based (motion, contact, pressure [bed and chair] and temperature) and uploads data to create reports… Read moreTelecare debut at CES–CloseBy Network
Laurie Orlov at her Aging in Place Technology website has a long ‘view at variance’ on whether technologies that assist older adults even belong at CES. In her view, they are lost in the ‘crapgadget tsunami’ and would be better… Read moreMore CES analysis (contrarian variety)
If you have a remote monitoring technology that is already in the field and integrated with care organizations, this will be of interest. The Center for Technology and Aging in Oakland, CA released application guidelines for its $500,000 Remote Patient Monitoring… Read moreGrant funding in California for remote monitoring
This brief article from FierceHealthcareIT will assist the bewildered on these three new terms which were hot news at CES. Of course, there’s crossover already, and will they cannibalize smartphones which are now getting traction in healthcare usage? Confounding all is the… Read moreSmartbooks, tablets, slates–what's the difference? And iSlate=iHospital?
The New York Times ‘Health’ section profiles Denmark’s advances in using telehealth both in the home and in hospitals as a sterling example for the US. Their national healthcare started using EHRs over a decade ago and their information system is considered to… Read moreDenmark as model for 'digital care'
Vodafone Americas Foundation’s second annual Wireless Innovation Project, a $650,000 award competition to identify the most promising advances in wireless related technologies, is closing for proposals on 1 February. The $50,000 mHealth Alliance Award will be given to the project demonstrating the… Read moreVodafone Americas competition for mHealth technology
We’re all fascinated by what now seems like a torrent of mobile healthcare applications for iPhone (and soon for Android), but are they actually improving healthcare? John Mack’s Pharma Marketing Blog parses improvement versus delivery, argues that the two are not equivalent nor mutually… Read moreDo social media improve health care?
A horrific situation where the oft-derided PERS was used correctly in a textbook emergency situation (fall in shower); the call center operator responded with a phone call but after repeated presses of the pendant button, but perhaps no voice contact, failed… Read morePERS call center nightmare
An unusual development of the Digital Health/Silvers Summit conference/exposition at CES this year is the formation of a consortium of small to mid-size companies developing technologies to support older people, whether in personal safety, cognition, wellness, or socialization. This is being spearheaded by GrandCare Systems… Read moreConsortium forming for US-based independent aging/wellness tech companies
This further investment by Novartis in Proteus Biomedical following its recent small test of Proteus microchips in Novartis’ blood pressure medication Diovan (see earlier article) seems to be key in Novartis’ efforts to gain greater adherence by patients in pharmaceutical therapy. The licensing… Read moreProteus Biomedical gains $24 million investment from Novartis