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Innovative Mobile Monitoring Solution Coming to the UK


Innovative Mobile Monitoring Solution Coming to the UK   United Kingdom UK remote monitoring Near Field Communications mobile health mHealth healthcare GENTAG Advanced Health & Care This week, a new partnership was born for the benefit of mHealth across the pond.

Advanced Health & Care and GENTAG announced the market launch of a fully integrated wireless Near Field Communications feature cell phone.

The device is capable of remotely monitoring care worker visits in private homes. 4,000 GENTAG GT-601v2 NFC phones have already been deployed in the UK since June 2012, Wednesday’s announcement reads.

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Independa Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Interoperability to its Artemis Sensors Through the 2net Platform


Independa Teams with Qualcomm to Bring Interoperability to its Artemis Sensors Through the 2net Platform   scales remote patient monitoring remote monitoring Qualcomm 2Net Qualcomm Independa Angela Independa glucometers blood pressure cuffs Artemis sensors It’s been announced that Independa’s Artemis sensors, which monitor patient’s vital signs, will now be integrated into Qualcomm Life’s 2net cloud-based remote-monitoring platform.

The new integration will now allow those using Independa’s line of sensors to transfer data from scales, blood pressure cuffs, and glucometers to 2net, where doctors can easily and quickly monitor and analyze the readings.  By integrating their platforms, Qualcomm and Independa hope to create interoperability between remote-monitoring devices and applications.  ”Our arrangement with Qualcomm Life raises the industry bar for flexibility and aggregation, knocking down major barriers to telehealth adoption,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii.

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AirStrip Expands Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Include Real-time Mobile Access to EHR Systems


AirStrip Expands Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Include Real time Mobile Access to EHR Systems   remote patient monitoring remote monitoring real time EHR access electronic health records EHR systems EHR AirStrip Technologies AirStrip AirStrip Technologies, a company known for its mobile patient monitoring solutions, announced recently a new addition to its platform that allows real-time access to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

“For the first time, within a single mobile solution, physicians have real-time access to medical device data such as ECG waveforms as well as all other current and historical patient information imperative to clinical decision-making but formerly locked away in difficult to access, often disparate records repositories,” the company explained in a press release.

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Mayo Clinic Teams with Preventice for “Body Guardian” Remote Monitoring Device


Mayo Clinic Teams with Preventice for Body Guardian Remote Monitoring Device   remote patient monitoring remote monitoring remote mhealth monitoring remote health monitoring Preventice mobile helathcare mobile health Mobile Apps mhealth monitoring mHealth Mayo Clinic FDA It’s been announced that the Mayo Clinic has once again teamed with mobile app provider Preventice to create an mHealth solution.  Unlike the last partnership the two organizations aren’t working on an app, but rather a remote monitoring device called “Body Guardian” — which is being developed to monitor irregular heart rhythms.

The new device is meant to be worn unnoticeable under one’s clothing and tracks heart and respiratory rates, ECG, physical activity and other vital signs.  Using the patients smartphone, the data is transmitted back to a physician.  The system can be setup to monitor regular rhythms and only send data back to a physician when irregularities and/or cardiac events are detected.

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ActiveCare Acquires 4G Biometrics to Boost Diabetes Management Solutions


ActiveCare Acquires 4G Biometrics to Boost Diabetes Management Solutions   remote patient monitoring remote monitoring providers patient monitoring mobile healthcare mobile health mHealth insurance healthcare providers health providers health insurers health insurance ehealth disease management digital health diabetes management Diabetes chronic care management bluetooth medical devices Bluetooth ActiveCare 4G Biometrics It’s been announced that ActiveCare, a provider of telehealth and Personal Emergency Response (PER) solutions has entered an agreement to acquire 4G Biometrics — a company who’s technology helps healthcare and insurance providers, as well as employers, manage risk and reduce costs associated with employees diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes management, and chronic care management in general, remains a huge issue that mobile and digital technologies are aiming to streamline.  Diabetes trails only cardiovascular disease as the most expensive disease to treat.  4G Biometrics helps people with Diabetes manage their disease and avoid acute events that cost healthcare and insurance providers millions of dollars per year by providing near-real-time blood glucose monitoring through Bluetooth-enabled devices.  When specific data points with any irregularities are spotted, the information is instantly communicated to individuals/care providers based on profiles defined by medical providers.

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AT&T and Intuitive Health to Pilot Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions


AT&T and Intuitive Health to Pilot Remote Patient Monitoring Solution to Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions   remote patient monitoring remote monitoring readmissions patient monitoring Intuitive Health hospitals hospital readmissions healthcare costs health costs AT&T Helping reduce hospital readmissions is a large reasons for bringing digital and mobile health technologies to market, especially ones that allow patients to take more control over their care while at home and after they leave the hospital the first time.

That’s where remote patient monitoring comes in, and numerous companies large and small are entering the race.  It was announced that AT&T is teaming up with Intuitive Health to pilot a home-based remote monitoring solution that helps engage patients and family members in their own care, while seamlessly involving healthcare providers through integration with their clinical information systems.  The end goal for the pilot is to help reduce hospital readmissions and associated healthcare costs, while increasing quality of care and patient satisfaction.

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Survey: While Consumers Understand Remote Monitoring, Few Hear About it from Physicians


Survey: While Consumers Understand Remote Monitoring, Few Hear About it from Physicians   remote patient monitoring solutions remote patient monitoring devices remote patient monitoring remote monitoring devices remote monitoring Qualcomm Life Qualcomm mobile healthcare surveys mobile healthcare devices mobile healthcare mobile health survey mobile health devices mobile health mHIMSS mhealth survey results mHealth survey mhealth devices mHealth HIMSS Conference HIMSS healthcare providers A new survey published recently by HIMSS and Qualcomm Life show that while consumers understand what remote patient monitoring is, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before.

In addition, only 16% of those surveyed had heard about remote monitoring devices from their healthcare provider, and 22% said they’d used such a device themselves in the past.  Just 8% said they currently used such devices as part of a fitness program and 5% said they were using such a device provided by a physician.  The survey included phone interviews with 125 American adults in January so the sample size wasn’t that large.  Still, the findings fall in line with similar research showing consumer awareness of the concept, but not the adoption to match.

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