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News roundup: update on UnitedHealth/Change Healthcare DOJ check, Tunstall adds new CTO, Amwell’s gloomy second half, Teladoc’s Aetna deal, Fitbit and LifeScan diabetes

...lead Tunstall’s innovation and development function globally including all solutions and products from Tunstall’s technology delivery centres in the UK, Sweden and Germany. Previously, he was with MDS Global, a software services business active in Europe, Australia, and the US. Tunstall release. Hat tip to Jenny Marston at Lucky North. Amwell projects that Covid-19 will depress second half telehealth results by 200,000 visits and $8 million. CEO Ido Schoenberg MD made this surprising projection on the second quarter investor call, but the projection may be sound. His rationale is that there will be not much of a cold and flu... Continue Reading

An ‘insider’ point of view on the Connect America acquisition of Philips Lifeline

...starting in 2011 (Editor Steve) and in 2014. The Philips Lifeline saga was a longer and more costly version of Tunstall’s acquisition of AMAC. At the time of sale, Lifeline was #1 in PERS, and AMAC was #3. Even with Tunstall’s expertise and the addition of remote patient monitoring, the US market was Too Tough For Tunstall. They sold in 2019 to…drum roll…Connect America. The article includes excerpts from an interview with CEO Janet Dillione, a review of the Connect America team, and well wishes from those insiders. PERS Insider (Subscription to the weekly newsletter is free and found here.)... Continue Reading

Tunstall under fire in Swedish court on appeal of Adda procurement exclusion

Tunstall appeals Swedish procurement exclusion. Tunstall has gone to a Swedish administrative court to fight the exclusion by Adda Inköpscentral from the Swedish framework agreements for the municipal procurement of telehealth and security alarms, In April, Adda, the strategic supply consultant and agreement manager, announced that Tunstall would be excluded from two 2018-2019 framework procurement agreements as well as the new four-year framework agreement on performance issues, including a major problem with alarm responses last October [TTA 22 May]. What is being debated in court in the action between Tunstall and Adda is the following, according to SVT Nyheter (disclosure:... Continue Reading

News and deal roundup: OneMedical’s $2.1 bn for Iora, CareDx buys Transplant Hero, Mount Sinai’s Elementa Labs; UK news–NHSX/Babylon, Doro-Everon, Tunstall

...Babylon technology. However, NHSX has disclaimed any work towards a national program with Babylon as practices reopen throughout the UK. DoroCare UK and Everon announced a partnership on products and services for social care, such as Everon’s Lyra, a cloud-based emergency call system, and Doro’s Eliza, a smartcare hub. Release Tunstall announced the release of the Tunstall Service Platform (TSP) in the UK. It’s described as a connected care software platform supporting the Tunstall Alarm Receiving Centres coordinated by local authorities and social housing providers. It has four unique functions: PNC (call handling), service manager, fieldforce manager, and proactive services.... Continue Reading

Tunstall Group acquires Secuvita (NL)

Breaking news. Tunstall Healthcare announced today (2 June) the acquisition of Dutch alarm/home automation company Secuvita, Financial terms, integration, timing, and management going forward were not disclosed. In the announcement, Tunstall Group CEO Gordon Sutherland referred to Secuvita’s technology integration with Tunstall Cognitive Care’s proactive care model. Benelux is one of Tunstall’s six key regions. The acquisition adds to Tunstall’s customer base 70,000 Secuvita users. Secuvita’s director and owner is Patrick Gaasbeek. It was founded in 2006 as a brand independent service provider for social alarm systems. Today, their significant sectors are care alarms (standard and mobile), healthcare home automation... Continue Reading

UK news roundup: West Wales’ CONNECT project, WelcoMe app for disabled access, X-on Surgery Connect expands, Arc Health in 46 care homes, Alcove’s £75M contract with Suffolk County Council

...and responded to over 500 falls with 97 percent within 60 minutes. The CCC is using Tunstall kit for alarms, fall detection, GPS tracking, and 24/7 community response service. Delta Wellbeing is a Local Authority Trading Company, completely owned by CCC, and is the largest digital monitoring platform in Wales. Wales Herald WelcoMe is an free app that enables businesses to better support the needs of their disabled customers or patients. It’s designed for use on mobile or desktop so that a person can create a simple profile that outlines personal key requirements and information about what support they need... Continue Reading

Tunstall excluded from Sweden’s framework agreements for municipal alarm and technology procurement

Health tech in the Nordics rarely makes the news, except for Kry and Nokia. Tunstall has made news, but of the troublesome sort. Adda Inköpscentral, the strategic supply consultant which manages the Swedish framework agreement for procurement of telehealth alarms, is excluding Tunstall as a supplier in two ongoing procurements for security alarms and security-creating technology. The framework agreements are Security Alarms and Alarm Reception 2019 and a corresponding agreement, Security-creating Technology 2018. Adda has reached out to competitive companies for future contracts under these two agreements, which are winding up. Worse, Adda is excluding Tunstall as a supplier for... Continue Reading

Connect America acquires Philips’ Aging and Caregiving, including Lifeline

...Philadelphia, purchased Tunstall Americas in January 2019. Readers who follow the PERS taxonomy will recall that in 2011, Tunstall acquired AMAC, the third-largest PERS company, yet after multiple presidents and acquisitions, failed to make much of a dent in the competitive US and Canada markets. Connect America now has the major ‘name’ brand in PERS, other than Life Alert, famous for the ‘I’ve fallen and can’t get up’ TV commercials of yore and the real pioneer of the PERS pendant. Lifeline itself dates back to 1974 and was acquired by Philips in 2006. Of late, Philips has been on a... Continue Reading

UK short news takes: Tunstall names new chair, Alcidion patient safety software partners with East Lancashire NHS Trust

Tunstall Healthcare named Peter Nicklin as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Nicklin has had a varied career in healthcare, including stints at companies such as Baxter International, Bayer Healthcare, Novartis, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Before joining Tunstall, he was Chairman of Versantis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, as well as Chairman of the Board of Healthcare at Home a leading pharma services company, focused on chronic, rare disease and oncology medicine management services. Prior to that, he was CEO and board member of Amann Girrbach AG of Koblach, Austria. Mr. Nicklin and his impressive background arrives at an interesting time for Tunstall,... Continue Reading

UKTelehealthcare’s Digital MarketPlace: Tuesday 16th March (11:00 – 13:00)

Coming right up is UKTHC’s Digital MarketPlace on Tuesday 16 March from 11.00 to 13.00 (1pm). The free presentation will be fully online on Zoom with presentations from Canary Care, Tunstall, Appello, and CSL. The full agenda is available here on UKTHC’s Events page, along with the registration link. Or go to Events from the link on the right sidebar of our home page.... Continue Reading