We’re entering a new era of connected healthcare, where an increasing number of innovative monitoring devices will be collecting critical patient medical information, like glucose levels, weight, and blood pressure, as well as other important lifestyle factors, like nutrition, activity level, and even social engagement. Advanced technologies will be employed to communicate this information to clinicians – often times via smartphones and other mobile devices – presenting a fuller picture of their patient’s health and enabling them to make better, more efficient care decisions.
By leveraging new, innovative health devices and technologies, users now have the means to better manage their health and access health care outside of traditional medical settings. Let’s take a look at some trending connected health technology created by some of our innovation members on the market. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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…
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.