FDA has published its plan for medical device regulatory guidance development in 2015
2014 will be remembered as the year that Digital and Connected Health became mainstream, seeing record levels of investment and notable acquisitions, along with a large number of FDA clearances. Dollar investment in early stage digital and connected health companies more than doubled over 2013.
Congrats to WLSA member Qualcomm Life on its partnership with Walgreens!
View image | gettyimages.com Happy New Year! WLSA kicks off the new year with some information about digital health and how it can make a positive impact on healthcare on a global scale. When we think of digital health, we might think of our smartphones, apps, and the various other devices we use to track [...]
More than 382 million people throughout the world currently live with diabetes and that number is expected to grow by 55% over the next 20 years. Fortunately many new connected health technologies can help diabetics and their family members slow the progression of this potentially debilitating and deadly disease.
2014 was a big year for digital health startups…
“Parks Associates has released new research about caregivers and the role digital health devices play in their lives. According to Parks, 41 percent of US caregivers in households with broadband internet use a digital health device. Eight percent use some kind of online tool to coordinate their efforts.” Read the full article here.
CellTrakCARES an outreach group from CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is helping 100 families this holiday season. Each year CellTrakCARES works with local charities to physically work with or set a collaborative goal for donations.
Remote health monitoring or tele-medicine has been around for a number of years. There has been more demand for these devices and applications as the Boomer population has aged.
Digital health is a growing field and now wearables are predicted to save 1.3 million lives by 2020. Read more from MolbihealthNews here.