The final report of the ‘Business Models for eHealth study’ funded by the ICT for Health unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Information Society and Media was released on 15 May 2010. The study explored business models for the… Read moreFinal report of study on 'Business Models For eHealth' (EU)
Industry development news these days is tending to squeeze out local items, but here is a great example of a local item on telehealth for the general public: Patients can now breathe more easily from the Lancashire Evening Post. It’s… Read morePreston, UK, good local telehealth monitoring story
A free lecture of interest to those who are designing eHealth and mHealth technologies. The Office of Naval Research’s final spring lecture “From Networks to Human Activity Patterns” will be live streamed on Monday, 28 June from 1300-1430 ET on… Read more'Armed With Science' lecture: the predictability (?) of human activity patterns
More good news on the telehealth front. The Center for Connected Health‘s spinoff, originally called Hopskipconnect [TA, 11 May], is now Healthrageous–and just secured $6 million in Series A financing to bring the product to market. Healthrageous’ platform provides interactive personalized… Read moreHealthrageous (?!) secures $6MM startup funding (US)
A low-profile source for international academic studies and papers in eHealth is the WHO (World Health Organization, not Daltrey, Townsend etc.) eHealth Intelligence Report, which links to publications on and offline from around the world. Sample articles: ‘Definition of Health 2.0… Read moreWHO resources: eHealth Intelligence Report, global survey
Cambridge Consultants, developer of the VenaHub launched last year at the Connected Health Symposium, announced at the Continua Alliance’s ‘Plugfest’ in Belfast (N. Ireland) a new platform for enabling wireless connectivity from a medical device to on-line health services, compliant… Read moreVena/Qualcomm wireless platform announced
Recent announcements by Verizon and AT&T to move from unlimited data to ‘tiered’ data plans for smartphones was one day’s news, but the adverse effects on adoption of SMS based telehealth programs will last a lot longer. The problem is simple… Read moreThe uncertain price of mHealth–it's the data charge (US)
In an article in June’s Health & Care Management it is reported that the Scottish Parliament’s Health Committee, despairing of the slow uptake of telehealth, is recommending that targets are set for NHS organisations. While there is a very good… Read moreScotland to get telehealth targets?
Ipswich, Queensland, now has a Telehealthcare Lifestyle Concepts (TLC) Centre which will be open to health industry professionals, carers and the community and aims to show how Tunstall Healthcare technology can be incorporated into community care. The TLC Centre also… Read moreTLC for Ipswich (Australia)
Bulgarian MEP Antonyia Parvanova has called for the European Union to step up its eHealth efforts. “It is absolutely necessary to promote the development of this tool, which does not yet have a legal basis in Europe. […] I regret… Read moreBulgarian MEP: "step up eHealth efforts"