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“In-depth: Samsung, Qualcomm mobile platforms”

“In-depth: Samsung, Qualcomm mobile platforms”

With all the health platforms in the market, it can be hard to figure out which one will fit your health needs. This mHealth News article gives an in-depth look at WLSA member, Qualcomm Life’s 2net and Samsung’s Health Initiative. “The Qualcomm Life 2net platform offers solutions primarily for transition to home care where patients [...]

November 7, 2014 | Reply More
Rob McCray responds to privacy article

Rob McCray responds to privacy article

WLSA’s Rob McCray responds to the article, “You Should Share Your Health Data: Its Value Outweighs the Privacy Risk.”  Read the article and the comment and tell us what you think about the risk of sharing your data.   The importance of health data sharing is well stated in Beth’s editorial. The negative reactions of [...]

November 7, 2014 | Reply More
Rob McCray responds to “Don’t Reform The Malpractice System To Reduce Healthcare Costs — Eliminate It”

Rob McCray responds to “Don’t Reform The Malpractice System To Reduce Healthcare Costs — Eliminate It”

WLSA’s Rob McCray commented on a recent Forbes article about the malpractice system reform. “There is certainly much waste in the US healthcare sector and unnecessary services are are a large component. The Institutes of Medicine estimated that avoidable services constitute about one-third of spending. No fault insurance seems to work for drivers’ insurance and [...]

November 6, 2014 | Reply More
Consumer devices and Connected Health

Consumer devices and Connected Health

“The devices that experts say are most useful right now are those that help monitor common, chronic conditions. For example, a study at the University of Florida found that home blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters gave doctors valuable information to help them treat people with hypertension and diabetes. The devices also helped patients [...]

November 6, 2014 | Reply More
Digital Health Documentary

Digital Health Documentary

Check out KQED’s #digitalhealth documentary! The future of you: http://bit.ly/1GmljAT  

November 5, 2014 | Reply More
“Infographic: Privacy breaches – an enduring issue in healthcare”

“Infographic: Privacy breaches – an enduring issue in healthcare”

In the tech and digital age, the issue of protecting privacy has become a growing issue. Check out mHealth News’ infographic.

November 4, 2014 | Reply More
“CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools”

“CHE Trinity Health taps Sharecare for patient engagement tools”

  Congrats to WLSA member Sharecare for being Trinity Health’s choice to “equip its 30 million patients spread across 20 states with Sharecare’s portfolio of patient engagement tools.” Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/1wqozWy

October 24, 2014 | Reply More
“Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions”

“Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions”

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

October 23, 2014 | Reply More
WLSA Answers Digital Health Questions on Sharecare

WLSA Answers Digital Health Questions on Sharecare

Check out WLSA’s Q & A about digital health apps and devices and join our Sharecare network! http://bit.ly/1t46bD1

October 22, 2014 | Reply More
FDA approves Dexcom SHARE™, the first remote mobile communications device used for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

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 [...]

October 21, 2014 | Reply More