CTIA healthcare E-Tech Awards to MedApps, Telcare, Philips; Cleveland Clinic telehealth test

Last week at International CTIA, the Davids beat out Goliath in this year’s E-Tech Awards for Healthcare–Enterprise & Vertical Market Solution.  First place went to MedApps for HealthPAL, second place to Telcare for the TelCheck Mobility Blood Glucose Meter, and third place to Philips for the Respironics System One Sleep Therapy Device, Cinterion Wireless Modules.  Qualcomm also has a snappy post-CTIA video on MedApps on their website–‘It’s The Future, Just Right Now’ (a sentiment our readers could all devoutly wish for).  CTIA release.

Speaking of MedApps, isn’t that a HealthPAL alongside an A&D blood pressure monitor in this Plain Dealer report on the Cleveland Clinic telehealth test?  Although devices weren’t cited, there were some impressive results for this 250 person test:  the average number of days between doctor’s office visits for diabetic and hypertensive patients increased by respectively 71% and 26% percent–but heart failure patients visited their doctors more often, decreasing the number of days between visits by 27%.  It’s all good, because heart failure patients, according to the Cleveland Clinic CIO, should be visiting the doc more often.