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Telemedicine Pioneer Qualcomm Life Sold, to be Renamed CapsuleTech

February 12, 2019 - One of the early pioneers of the remote patient monitoring movement is changing owners – and its name. Qualcomm announced this week that it’s selling its Qualcomm Life business to Francisco Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, for an undisclosed sum. The company will be spun off as an “independent entity” and renamed Capsule Technologies, or...

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VA Boosts Veterans’ mHealth Access With Apple Health Integration

by Eric Wicklund

America’s veterans will soon be able to access their EHR data on an iPhone - the latest in a series of mHealth and telehealth moves by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to improve veterans’ access to care. In a Monday...

FDA Targets Patient Data With Open-Source MyStudies mHealth App

by Eric Wicklund

The federal agency in charge of regulating new mHealth technology is looking to include digital health data from consumers into the mix. The US Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an open-source mHealth app called MyStudies...

mHealth Provider Uses Apple Health Records to Support House Calls

by Eric Wicklund

A new mHealth service is taking advantage of Apple’s Health Records platform. Heal, the Los Angeles-based developer of a connected care platform for house calls, announced today that its OnCall iPad app will integrate with...

Geisinger mHealth Apps Target Care Coordination, Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

The Geisinger Health System has developed two mHealth apps designed to tap into EHR data to improve care management and medication adherence. Working with Merck, the Pennsylvania-based health system has unveiled the My Family Caregiver...

Tech Giants Promise to Make mHealth Interoperability a Reality

by Eric Wicklund

Some of the world’s largest tech companies have pledged to erase barriers that prevent consumers from accessing their own mHealth data when and where they want it. In an unscheduled session at this week’s Blue Button 2.0...

Intermountain Turns Telehealth, mHealth Into a Connected Care Platform

by Eric Wicklund

Intermountain Healthcare has decided to bring all of its telehealth and telemedicine programs together under one virtual roof. The 22-hospital, 180-clinic health system, based in Salt Lake City, recently announced the launch of Connect...

Apple Unveils mHealth Integration With EMR Data Through Health App

by Eric Wicklund

Patients at 12 national health systems will soon be able to access their EMR data on an iPhone or iPad, thanks to an mHealth upgrade from Apple. The tech giant announced this week that iOS 11.3 will include a feature that allows users to...

Top 10 Healthcare Mobile Apps Among Hospital, Health Systems

by Thomas Beaton

Providers are adopting the use of mHealth in the form of mobile apps in their pursuit of easing clinical communication between providers and patients as well as improve the management of hospital workflows. Mobile apps allow providers to...

Continua: Telehealth Platform Saved Lives After Japan Earthquake

by Eric Wicklund

A four-year study of survivors of the 2011 Japan earthquake has found that a remote monitoring platform conforming to Continua standards can reduce cardiac stress and improve long-term patient monitoring. The study, published last year in...

Digital mHealth Platform Expands Population Health in California

by Nathan Boroyan

The Community Health Center Network (CHCN) and Welkin Health have partnered to develop a new digital mHealth platform geared towards improving the long-term health outcomes of at-risk and underserved patient populations. Selected as one...

Europe Urged to Support U.S.-Based Telehealth Standards

by Eric Wicklund

Five nations and a region in Spain are looking to the U.S. for help in pushing the needle on telehealth adoption in Europe. In a three-page letter sent in June to Europe’s 28-member eHealth Network and the European Commission to...


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