Wireless medicine has a sugar daddy is zdnet guru Dana Blankenhorn’s take on the donation of yet more millions of dollars from the philanthropically-minded Gary and Mary West to the Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute in San Diego. With GE Healthcare being one of the beneficiaries – as if it didn’t have money enough – it is an interesting development.
[Editor’s (Donna) note 18 May: According to the release, the WWHI partnership with GE Healthcare is for research and expertise; it specifically does not ‘include any exchange of funds’. This is the second research partnership announced by GE Healthcare in the past few weeks (TRIL Centre, TA 27 April), with a late 2008 initiative continuing in Hungary, yet their telehealth/wireless product portfolio is limited to QuietCare, the Vscan handheld scanner and a partnership with Intel Home Health. One awaits the major moves.]