Telcare, a WLSA member company, has raised $32.5 million. Norwest Venture Partners leads the funding with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1tgfm2N
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FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Press Release San Diego, CA, October 20, 2014 – Dexcom, Inc., (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous [...]
Schaumburg, IL (October 16th, 2014) – CellTrak Technologies, the leading provider of innovations that combine high tech and high-touch to enable more personalized and responsive care, is meeting critical challenges affecting agencies everyday.
WLSA member GreatCall, a company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute its products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded. Read the article here.
ResMed Launches S+, the World’s First Non-Contact System That Helps Consumers Measure, Analyze and Improve Their Sleep
ResMed Press Release Global leader in sleep and respiratory medicine launches new consumer device that monitors sleep patterns and the sleep environment and delivers guidance combined with smart features to help achieve a healthy sleep SAN DIEGO – Oct. 2, 2014 – ResMed, a leading innovator in sleep that has been changing lives for more than [...]
CareFusion Press Release Combination of Complementary Portfolios Creates Global Leader in Medication Management and Patient Safety Solutions. Oct 5, 2014 Franklin Lakes, NJ and San Diego, CA (October 5, 2014) – BD (NYSE: BDX) and CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) announced today a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and [...]
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and WebMD founder Jeff Arnold, today announced the launch of AskMD for iOS 8, including integration with Apple’s HealthKit to empower consumers to take a more proactive role in managing their health.
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.
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 [...]