RSSCategory: Blog

“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

“Why hospitals should care about net neutrality”

WLSA’s Rob McCray was recently interviewed by Healthcare Dive’s Heather Caspi during which he discussed the FCC consideration of tighter rules guaranteeing net neutrality. “One of the most vocal speakers on the topic of net neutrality is Rob McCray, president and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. The group recently teamed up with the mHealth Regulatory Coalition [...]

January 29, 2015 | Reply More
Forward (mostly) progress on Connected Health

Forward (mostly) progress on Connected Health

It has been a busy policy month for connected health.  2015 may see a convergence of forces activities that create an inflection in the market.  Last week, the FDA approved Dexcom Share for direct transmission of BG readings to a smartphone and did so 120 days after submission.  The FDA has accelerated the pace of [...]

January 29, 2015 | Reply More
FDA’s 2015 Plan for Medical Device Regulatory Guidance Development

FDA’s 2015 Plan for Medical Device Regulatory Guidance Development

FDA has published its plan for medical device regulatory guidance development in 2015 (http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/Overview/MDUFAIII/ucm321367.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery). Four items on the ‘A’ list, all of which the agency plans to complete are highly relevant to connected health. These include: General wellness products Medical device accessories Medical device decision support software Adaptive design for medical device clinical studies The [...]

January 9, 2015 | Reply More
A Year in Review and a Look Forward in Connected Health

A Year in Review and a Look Forward in Connected Health

By Andrea Jackson, Director of Program Development, WLSA 2014 will be remembered as the year that Digital and Connected Health became mainstream, seeing record levels of investment and notable acquisitions, along with a large number of FDA clearances.  Dollar investment in early stage digital and connected health companies more than doubled over 2013. According to [...]

January 6, 2015 | Reply More
Digital Health : Bringing Healthcare to the World

Digital Health : Bringing Healthcare to the World

View image | gettyimages.com Happy New Year! WLSA kicks off the new year with some information about digital health and how it can make a positive impact on healthcare on a global scale. When we think of digital health, we might think of our smartphones, apps, and the various other devices we use to track [...]

January 2, 2015 | Reply More
Connected Health and Diabetes

Connected Health and Diabetes

More than 382 million people throughout the world currently live with diabetes.  That number is expected to grow by 55% over the next 20 years.  In the United States alone, nearly 30 million people have diabetes.  Another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, putting them at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.  Type 1 diabetics, [...]

December 29, 2014 | Reply More
Remote Health Monitoring

Remote Health Monitoring

Remote health monitoring or tele-medicine has been around for a number of years. The ability to monitor healthcare at a distance has grown with the increase in computer and smartphone applications and healthcare devices that can give health information to physicians, patients, and family caregivers. The remote health monitoring marketplace is expected to hit the [...]

December 17, 2014 | Reply More
Connected Health and Diabetes (Infographic)

Connected Health and Diabetes (Infographic)

Diabetes remains one of the most prominent diseases in America today. Here we’ll take a closer look at the disease and some ways you can manage it with healthy living and technology. Share This Infographic On Your Site Provided by: wirelesslifesciences.org   What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which a person has [...]

December 8, 2014 | Reply More
World AIDS Day 2014: How Will You Make a Difference?

World AIDS Day 2014: How Will You Make a Difference?

World AIDS Day is held every year on December 1. Since 1988, the day has presented an opportunity to commemorate those who have passed away from AIDS, raise funds for research, and spread awareness about the disease through digital marketing, social media, and other technologies designed to connect, engage, and educate the public. To date, [...]

December 1, 2014 | Reply More
Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Expecting and Connecting: 10 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

By Molly Cogan, WLSA Team & the BRIM Agency (updated 11/25/14) Pregnancy has gone high-tech with the inclusion of apps and wireless devices designed especially for moms to-be. With technology to guide the process of bringing life into the world, women and their partners can find new levels of confidence and joy along the journey. [...]

November 24, 2014 | Reply More