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Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Connected Health Aids in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has serious health and economic consequences, and is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses. Since September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a sample of connected health apps intended to address and curb rising childhood obesity rates. In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than [...]

September 1, 2014 | Reply More
Expecting and Connecting: 9 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

Expecting and Connecting: 9 Pregnancy Apps for the Journey into Motherhood

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.

August 25, 2014 | Reply More
Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Pioneering Connected Health Care From the Front Lines

Kim Goodsell demonstrates the power of consumers who are enabled by knowledge and connected technology to manage personal health and their interaction with the health care system.

August 13, 2014 | Reply More
FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

FDASIA Comments; Open Outcomes Based Regulation

The U.S. government and health care industry are engaged in a complex set of conversations, proposals and negotiations about the regulation of connected health tools, including software, devices and cloud services. The 113th Congress and relevant agencies are involved, including FDA, FCC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), as are health IT, medical device, telecommunications and consumer sectors.  Read more about the substantive debate issues…

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

The Evolution of Healthcare Infographic

When looking to the future of digital and connected health, it is important to look at how far the health care system has come in the last few years. Take a look at the evolution of healthcare in this infographic by University of Southern California Online and tell us how you think digital health will affect [...]

July 16, 2014 | Reply More
An Important Step for Connected Health

An Important Step for Connected Health

Health care has become slightly more connected, less regulated and open to innovation.  The FDA announced on Friday that it intends to reduce the regulatory burden for medical device data systems (MDDS) that use hardware and software to transfer, store, convert format and display medical device data without controlling or altering the functionality of connected [...]

June 23, 2014 | Reply More
Non-Healthcare Companies are Embracing Personal Health

Non-Healthcare Companies are Embracing Personal Health

Since before the WLSA was officially formed, we have suggested to major company leadership that being on the socially correct side of health issues would enhance their brand and value.

Non-healthcare companies are increasingly becoming involved in personal health. The environmental movement lead to this type of cultural change in which all companies in the public eye have examined their impact on natural resources, taken some steps to reduce it and tell the world about their activities on the “Sustainability” tab on their home page.

June 12, 2014 | Reply More
2014 Convergence Summit Summary

2014 Convergence Summit Summary

The WLSA’s 9th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit took place May 14-16, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego. The conference opened with a private session on May 14 for WLSA Members featuring presentations on crowdfunding and investments in connected health. The general sessions of the conference began on May 15, with brief remarks by Robert McCray, WLSA President & CEO, recounting how far the field of wireless and connected health has come since the first WLSA Convergence Summit in 2006.

The 2014 Summit program consisted of 8 segments of content focused on what is working in connected health today, and what can be learned from these early successes to drive greater success in the future. Each segment featured a combination of individual speakers, panel discussions, and audience response.

June 11, 2014 | Reply More
2014 Convergence Summit Wrap Up

2014 Convergence Summit Wrap Up

The 9th Annual WLSA Convergence Summit By Nicholas T. Vu University of California – San Diego Pharm.D. Candidate 2015 Twitter: @nicholasvu nvu@ucsd.edu CSummit14 Write Up by Nick Vu Abstract __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A report on The 9th Annual Wireless Life Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit, held at the Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., May 14th-16th, 2014. Meeting Report [...]

June 9, 2014 | Reply More
WATCH: Boomer Summit: A Conversation with Robert McCray

WATCH: Boomer Summit: A Conversation with Robert McCray

Rob McCray was a speaker at the 2014 Boomer Summit in San Diego, CA where he was interviewed by Gregg Masters. The conversation covers healthcare, technology, and the boomer consumer. Join us at the 2014 Convergence Summit! May 15-16, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

April 30, 2014 | Reply More