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Withings Acquisition a Done Deal


Withings Acquisition a Done DealNokia announced Tuesday that it has closed the acquisition of Withings S.A. earlier than had been anticipated.

“Through this acquisition, originally announced on April 26, 2016, Nokia Technologies has established a new Digital Health business unit led by Cédric Hutchings, formerly CEO of Withings, who reports to Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies,” a statement emailed to MMW reads.

The Digital Health business unit combines the talented employees from Withings and experts from the preventive health and patient care teams in Nokia Technologies. The new business unit builds on the pioneering work of Withings, offering a family of award-winning digital health products designed to fit seamlessly into people’s lives, empowering them to make smarter decisions about the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families.

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Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health Powerplay


Nokia to Acquire Withings in Digital Health PowerplayAccording to a new report from VRJournal, Nokia made it official on Tuesday. The company is acquiring Withings, a leader in the connected health revolution.

The deal, which will likely close in the third quarter of this year, is worth a reported $191 million.

“We have said consistently that digital health was an area of strategic interest to Nokia, and we are now taking concrete action to tap the opportunity in this large and important market,” Rajeev Suri, president & CEO of Nokia was quoted in a statement emailed to VRJournal.

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Teladoc Services Enter New Market


Teladoc Services Enter New MarketOn Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arival in a new market.

Idahoans will now have access to the company’s “high-quality, cost-effective telehealth services.”

In a move to create increased access to health care services, the Idaho legislature passed the Idaho Telehealth Access Act in April 2015, reestablishing telemedicine access by allowing a physician and patient to connect via a two-way audio and visual interaction.
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UNICEF Taking Technology Seriously to Improve Humanitarian Efforts


UNICEF Taking Technology Seriously to Improve Humanitarian EffortsWith the technological advances that continue to improve communication, even in remote areas of the world, many nonprofit organizations are finding new and improved ways of drawing attention to and assisting those most in need.

UNICEF is one such organization with a team dedicated to such efforts.

According to a new report from Forbes, in a recent interview with UNICEF’s co-leader of Tech Innovation Erica Kochi, a discussion unfolded about how technology can be used to improve humanitarian efforts.

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Ford Exploring Ways To Support Wearable Technology In Their Cars


Ford Exploring Ways To Support Wearable Technology In Their CarsThere are many ways in which wearable technology can improve one’s health and wellness. This includes monitoring of everything from blood glucose levels, blood oxygen levels, and vital signs. With the growing popularity of wearable technology, and the direct connection between health and safe driving, Ford is now exploring ways to accommodate Internet connected devices within their vehicles.

According to the Wall Street Journal, while Ford is not looking to enter the healthcare industry, they are looking to support the daily lives of their drivers. Think of this along the same lines as having a built-in iPod jack or built-in DVD player.

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Fitbit to the Rescue? Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery Recovery


Fitbit to the Rescue Northwestern University Medicine to Launch Tracking Study of Spine Surgery RecoveryIt’s a study that could tell surgeons a lot about what happens to people both before and after minimally invasive spine surgery.

Using Fitbit trackers, Zachary Smith, MD, an assistant professor in Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will soon launch a study to monitor patient physical activity.

It’s designed to help doctors better predict recovery times for patients who undergo the spine surgery.

“During the four weeks before a surgery and for six months afterward, the Fitbits will capture personal data on a patient’s steps and activity levels,” according to a university release.

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Ascom, Sievers Group Roll Out Hospital Communications Solution


Ascom, Sievers Group Roll Out Hospital Communications SolutionA rep for Ascom, a supplier of Healthcare ICT solutions, tells mHealthWatch that the company has been commissioned by the SIEVERS GROUP to roll out what the firm’s press release calls “an advanced IP-DECT communication solution at all three hospitals of the Catholic Hospital Association (KHO) in East Westfalia.”

The established system integrator has previously been commissioned by KHO to replace the entire range of telecommunications equipment in the Franziskus Hospital in Bielefeld, the Mathilden Hospital in Herford and the Sankt Vinzenz Hospital in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, all of which are part of the KHO group.

“We have high focus on security and process efficiency. Sievers and Ascom presented an innovative complete concept that suited our high requirements,” says Ulrich Günzel, Commercial Manager of the Franziskus Hospital and Authorized Representative, KHO.
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