News & Updates

Qualcomm Life, which focuses on data management and wireless connectivity between medical devices, launched its 2net Platform and Hub in Europe. Its first European customers are Telbios and Cystelcom.

IMedicor, creator of communications products, partnered with Texas-based Galaxy Health Network. iMedicor’s Social Health Information Exchange will allow Galaxy’s more than 400,000 physicians to communicate with each other via secure messaging.

Retrofit raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Retrofit is a weight loss program that incorporates wireless tracking devices and and behavior coaching via Skype.

Dynastream Innovations, a subsidiary of Garmin, launched the ANT+ product directory. Various companies use ANT+ technology to let health devices such as heart rate monitors, foot pods, GPS watches and weight scales talk to each other. The directory is meant to let users look up and mix and match different monitoring devices.

Text4baby, a free health information texting service for expecting and young mothers, partnered with recording artist Tyrese Gibson and Feel Rich to raise awareness about Text4baby. Feel Rich, a health and fitness media company, will reach out to families of multicultural backgrounds, its target demographic.

A recent review of several studies concluded that text and video messages sent to mobile phones as part of a smoking cessation program can improve long-term results. The editorial group looked at five different studies with cessation outcomes of a least six months.

Capital BlueCross and Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania partnered to create internships for health care analytics majors. Spring 2013 will be the first time that Harrisburg is offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in health care analytics, a growing field.

Epocrates launched a native iPad and iPad mini version of its drug information application for smartphones.

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