Cellular connectivity sets a new standard for telehealth

Remote patient monitoring has been increasing over the last few years but, with home visits from healthcare professionals minimised because of COVID-19 lockdowns, services are poised to take off into the mainstream, writes Peter Fowler, SVP of Quectel.

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The GDPR will cause challenges for connected care developers

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the upcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 will cause challenges for companies in the telecare industry.

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Wireless sensor hardware, connectivity and web-based back office package aim to make IoT easy for systems integrators

In today’s marketplace systems integrators and service providers really do have the greatest opportunity of all company types to deploy, use and generate revenue from IoT / M2M applications.

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M2M Intelligence appoints Tom Macallister as business development director

IoT connectivity partner M2M Intelligence has added Tom Macallister to its growing team.

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Telehealth remains a small but interesting vertical for CSPs to target in the next five years

The telehealth market, long identified as a significant opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs), has been slow to gain traction. The technical capabilities to support the telehealth market have long been in place, but regulatory concerns, coupled with supply-side issues such as business models, have restricted market growth.

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Wider telehealth user engagement will drive demand for managed services, says new report

The lack of consistently demonstrable positive outcomes, both clinical and economic, has traditionally served as a central barrier to telehealth adoption. Doubts as to whether telehealth works in delivering positive, significant returns on investment hinder reimbursement, says one research firm.

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New mobile app gives users a simple way to monitor their weight, exercise, sleep and cardiac health

Paris, France — Withings has launched a new iOS mobile application named Withings Health Companion. This free application is designed to enable anyone to store, access and manage their weight, physical activity, heart and sleep data on a single user-friendly dashboard.

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Rise of health apps ensures that healthcare is going mobile, says GlobalData research

London, UK. August 6, 2012 — Mobile health (mHealth) solutions that allow patient consultation and monitoring, among other benefits, are surging in popularity worldwide as the use of smartphones and tablets expands, say healthcare industry analysts at GlobalData.

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Wireless Opportunities in Health and Wellness Monitoring – 2012 Edition

This report analyses the uptake of connectivity technology in consumer-driven health monitoring, telehealth, and fitness monitoring devices. This includes market estimates (2010-2011) and forecasts (2012-2016) for the adoption of 10 connectivity technologies within fifteen key devices – such as blood glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and telehealth gateways.

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eDevice launches HealthGO for remote patient monitoring

eDevice introduces HealthGO, a technology platform for Remote Patient Monitoring based on Freescale Semiconductor’s Home Health Hub (HHH) reference platform.

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Consumers, not telehealth patients, will drive adoption of wireless medical devices, says IMS Research

Wellingborough, UK. May 22, 2012 — IMS Research predicts that consumers’ self-monitoring health devices, rather than those used in managed telehealth systems, will provide the largest opportunity for wireless technologies over the next five years.

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Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor wins iF Gold Product Design Award 2012

Paris, France — Withings’ Smart Blood Pressure Monitor has won the iF Gold Product Design Award 2012 and will in future be recognised with the iF label. This is in addition to the CES Innovations Award from the USA’s Consumer Electronics Show in January this year.

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2.2 million patients remotely monitored in 2011

According to new a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, around 2.2 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2011.

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Cisco HealthPresence brings advanced telehealth capabilities to providers and patients

Cisco has announced the general availability of the newest version of Cisco HealthPresence® technology, an advanced care-at-a-distance platform that connects patients and clinicians via high-definition video, audio, medical devices and collaboration tools.

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Telehealth market set to soar, claims report

The world market for telehealth is set to exceed US$1bn by 2016 and could jump to $6bn in 2020, according to a report from InMedica, the medical electronics market research group within IMS Research.

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Satellite communications: Bringing the hospital to you

As remote monitoring and interactive services involving consultants and their patients increase, today’s fast-emerging world of telemedicine is seeing some exciting developments, writes Massimo Marcotulli, Business Development Director, Southern Europe, Hughes Europe.

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