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UK’s Best SME Mobile Health App Competition – finalists announced

This reviewer participated as a judge in the first round of this competition, sponsored by Patient-View, myhealthapps, techUK and the Department of Trade & Investment. From this, four finalists were chosen who will go forward to the second part of the competition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (“MWC 2015”) in the first week in March. The twelve competitors were: 11health – an app and device for determining when an “’ostomy” bag is full and needs emptying. Blue-toothed to a mobile or nurse station. It has transformed the lives of patients that have to use these and continues to... Continue Reading

News highlights for Friday

...Anthem has called in Mandiant (FireEye) to beef up its cybersecurity. Other reports: WSJ, Modern Healthcare….The Blueprint Health accelerator has a new initiative, the Collective. It is designed to pair up major healthcare providers and payers with startups and early stage companies. So far signed up are Aetna, AstraZeneca, HP, Montefiore, North Shore LIJ, New York-Presbyterian, Samsung, EmblemHealth, Philips and Razorfish Healthware. More information here….The HealthSpot Station telehealth/telemedicine kiosk is readying a $11.6 million funding round from four investors soon, based on an SEC Form D filed 28 January, according to MedCityNews. This follows on an undisclosed investment sum from... Continue Reading

Another Xerox healthcare move: reducing readmissions

About two months ago [TTA 13 Nov 14], we noted Xerox’s interesting investment in telehealth/virtual consult kiosk HealthSpot Station. We thought at that time that Xerox was not active in healthcare services and thus found the HealthSpot Station investment unusual. Right on the diagnostics, wrong on the data crunching. Notably, their Midas+ subsidiary concentrates on healthcare quality management, analytics and benchmarking solutions. Midas+ has entered into the readmissions fray by combining its proprietary database, compiled over 1,900 Xerox hospital clients, with five years of Medicare and claims data to help hospitals better predict 30-day same-cause readmissions. The Midas+ Readmission Penalty... Continue Reading

A boffo week for telemedicine. Will 2015 be online visits’ Big Year?

...out last year. Walgreens release MDLIVE just announced that they are also partnering with large employer/payer-sponsored consumer health engagement company RedBrick Health. RedBrick release With Doctor on Demand‘s impressive $21 million Series A raise this past summer, adding mental and lactation health in time for mHealth Summit, Teladoc‘s September $50 million Series C, MDLIVE’s January $26 million venture funding, telehealth/telemedicine kiosk HealthSpot Station‘s $18.3 million raise this spring plus an undisclosed investment from Xerox last month [TTA 13 Nov], telemedicine providers received a $200 million+ vote of confidence from tough-minded investors. We’ll see if 2015 results fulfill these whale-at-Monte-Carlo wagers.... Continue Reading

Follow up: Xerox invests in HealthSpot Station kiosks (US)

...also be supplying BPO–business process outsourcing–services for cloud hosting, system integration, claims eligibility and claims submissions. But there’s more….The funding (not disclosed, but a HealthSpot Station spokesperson confirmed that the investment is separate from this spring’s $18.3 million raise) will be used to scale HealthSpot Station’s deployment and “access Xerox’s relationships across the healthcare industry.” The release also discloses HealthSpot’s targets over the next five years: retail pharmacies, large employers, long-term care centers and emergency departments in the US. Observation: it seems like HealthSpot is a near-textbook case of a health tech startup doing most everything right from design, software,... Continue Reading

Telehealth kiosk HealthSpot gains trials with Rite Aid, Mayo Clinic

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /] HealthSpot Station, which was one of the higher points of this past May’s ATA, in the past month has announced two significant pilots. The retail pilot is with Rite Aid, the US’ third largest drug store chain (4,600 stores), with telehealth/telemedicine kiosks located in select Rite Aid locations in Ohio–Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield areas. The usage of the kiosks will be limited to common health conditions, such as cold, earaches, sore throat, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, rashes, skin and eye conditions. HealthSpot Station kiosks are enclosed, free-standing units which use both video consults and real-time... Continue Reading

Philips finally gets to GoSafe

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”160″ /]At long last… the Philips Lifeline GoSafe mobile PERS with fall detection and GPS, announced with fanfare at International CES 2013 and delayed well over 18 months from its original debut date, has quietly entered the market. The chunky and somewhat ‘cartoon alien’-ish pendant, while connected in-home to a conventional base station communicator, also uses GPS, ‘intelligent tracking’ to determine the user’s last known location, Wi-Fi, audio beaconing and voice response via cellular to alert for assistance. Pricing has settled at $149 for the device and a $54.95 monthly subscription. GoSafe joins the Philips Lifeline mPERS smartphone... Continue Reading

Funding, granting and executive moves

...primarily from original investors, preliminary to an institutional round of financing in 1st Quarter 2015. Release….HealthSpot Station is reinforcing its retail reach with the addition of new chairman Boake Sells, formerly in C-level positions at Dayton Hudson and Revco Drug Stores. Release….Telehealth/telecare/socialization platform Changes at GrandCare Systems, winner of the Gabby Hayes Grizzled Pioneer Award: a move to larger quarters in the historic district of West Bend, Wisconsin; a new (local) CEO Dan Maynard and COO Jerry Furness; Laura Mitchell moves from VP Business Development to Chief Marketing Officer; founder/CEO Charlie Hillman to Chief Technology Officer; co-founder and former COO... Continue Reading

One week to go to the first (free to attend) DHACA-Day July 11th getting off to a good start will be the optimum selection and scoping of SIGs, and so during DHACA-Day we want firstly to hear from members, and then collectively to propose and define the priority SIGs from the key issues emerging. To begin the process, the morning will comprise a range of motivational speakers talking on key topics such as integrated care, citizen identity, technology enabling care services and future challenges. The event is being held in the DTG offices very close to Vauxhall tube station and is free to attend – sign up here for a great day!... Continue Reading

Are you all sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

...chair cushion, can apparently measure the heart rate and respiration rate of someone sitting in the chair, without any connection to that person. Sadly I can currently find no reference to it on their website though. The use envisaged is in hospitals, where patients are in individual rooms and to be encouraged to walk about and sit rather than stay in bed (where, if I read it right on the EarlySense website, they can also be similarly monitored by a sensor under the mattress), with the readout at the nurse station. Changes in either pulse or respiration rate then give... Continue Reading