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CellTrak’s White Paper – Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification

CellTrak’s White Paper – Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification

CellTrak, a WLSA Member, recently released a white paper, “Coordinating Staff and Care Delivery: Mobile Visit Verification.” Below, read the intro and click here to view the entire paper. “Home and Community Care’s distributed delivery environment makes accountability of visits and services more challenging than in centralized, facility-based care models. The benefits of home-based care [...]

April 16, 2014 | Reply More
MediSafe stands out as a caregiving assistant app

MediSafe stands out as a caregiving assistant app

With the Boomer generation entering retirement, there is a growing community of people who are taking on role of caregiver. Keeping track of someone else’s wellbeing can be a daunting task, but connected health technology is here to help. New apps and programs are assisting with medication adherence, emergency monitoring, and physician communication. WLSA member [...]

April 11, 2014 | Reply More
Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD receives FDA clearance for mobile diagnosis on all modalities; CEO Byron Osing to speak at Convergence Summit

Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD receives FDA clearance for mobile diagnosis on all modalities; CEO Byron Osing to speak at Convergence Summit

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating innovative technology for the medical industry, recently announced their Class II clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration. Their enterprise image-viewing solution, ResolutionMD, is now cleared for diagnosis on mobile devices for all imaging modalities. ResolutionMD allows doctors seamless and secure image access from multiple [...]

April 9, 2014 | Reply More
24 million diabetes patients predicted to use apps to manage their condition by 2018

24 million diabetes patients predicted to use apps to manage their condition by 2018

In a report tracking iOs and Android downloads of over 1,000 diabetes apps between 2008 and 2013, Research2Guidance found that 76 percent of mobile health app publishers believe that diabetes has the highest business potential for mobile health. Currently, only 1.2 percent of diabetes patients who own a smartphone or tablet use apps to manage [...]

March 26, 2014 | Reply More
DuoFertility’s Wearable Device Explained in Wired.co.uk Interview

DuoFertility’s Wearable Device Explained in Wired.co.uk Interview

WLSA member DuoFertility’s CEO Claire Hooper was interviewed by Wired.Co.UK.  In the interview, Hooper explains DuoFertility’s wearable technology that helps couples conceive naturally.  With a success rate of 39 percent (compared to the 35 percent of IVF), DuoFertility can be a great tool for couples having a hard time conceiving. In the article, Hooper explains [...]

March 21, 2014 | Reply More
Center for Connected Health finds that mHealth devices improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes

Center for Connected Health finds that mHealth devices improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes

The Center for Connected Health has determined that patients using wireless devices (as opposed to those who used modern-based devices) were more likely to be engaged in their health care and have better clinical outcomes. With connected health devices, clinicians are able to access real-time patient data leading to more targeted and better informed clinical [...]

March 19, 2014 | Reply More
PatientSafe Solutions partners with Telus Health to bring PatientTouch to Canada

PatientSafe Solutions partners with Telus Health to bring PatientTouch to Canada

Telus Health, the healthcare arm of Canadian mobile operator Telus, has made a strategic investment in PatientSafe Solutions, a WLSA member, to help scale adoption of PatientTouch, an all-in-one healthcare offering for the iPod Touch, into Canada. PatientSafe’s PatientTouch system consists of an iPod Touch equipped with a hardy case outfitted with a barcode scanner [...]

March 13, 2014 | Reply More
Qualcomm Life and Tunstall Healthcare Announce Collaboration

Qualcomm Life and Tunstall Healthcare Announce Collaboration

Qualcomm Life, a WLSA member, and Tunstall announced a collaboration for global deployment of innovative connected care services using Qualcomm’s 2net™ Platform. In a recent press release, Qualcomm Life’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Rick Valencia commented on the partnership, “We value the opportunity to work with Tunstall, because they bring a world-renowned reputation, [...]

March 10, 2014 | Reply More
Experience design firm DDSTUDIO partners with empowered patient and extreme athlete to create a customizable mobility aid

Experience design firm DDSTUDIO partners with empowered patient and extreme athlete to create a customizable mobility aid

Pedestrian assistive technology unveiled Thursday at Scripps Health Future of Genomic Medicine Conference Kim Goodsell, an extreme athlete with a life-threatening heart arrhythmia and a degenerative neurological condition, personifies the “empowered patient” by employing state-of-the-art technology to control her health, her mobility and her world.

March 7, 2014 | Reply More
Digital health ventures use crowdfunding to raise money for innovative products

Digital health ventures use crowdfunding to raise money for innovative products

Many new connected health ventures have been turning to crowdfunding in order to acquire the money needed to create and launch their products with varying levels of success. During Qualcomm’s Tricorder XPRIZE competition, WLSA member Scanadu utilized crowdfunding site Indiegogo to help fund the creation of their tricorder device. The crowdfunding campaign proved to be [...]

March 5, 2014 | Reply More