mHealth - mHealth (also written as m-health) is an abbreviation for mobile health, a term used for the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices.
Digital Health - Digital healthcare (also known as digital health) is an upcoming discipline that involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by patients. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services.
Telehealth: Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:22
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:31
What is the line between a distinct product market and tech customization? In 2009 when the original Market Overview was published, the search began to identify the small group of entrepreneurs focused on serving seniors – from the AirGuru SV1 Video Phone and Big Screen Live all the way to WellAware and Wellcore. Why note such a market, you might ask? All of those companies and many others had the heart and focus to try to craft something usable by and for an older adult. In many cases these were inventions compensating for a gap in care and oversight, but most often filling a gap in internet access and/or usability of devices and software. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:53
There is more to the world of aging-related technologies than CES. Seriously, can that be true? And yes, I actually know several people who asked me in the past week -- what is CES? My explanation was weak -- there were no follow-up questions. Anyway, these five companies that have been focused on technology to help older adults made recent announcements of changes to their business strategies, products, and/or branding approaches. Each in its own way offers a milestone for the industry -- but taken together, the announcements demonstrate a focus on the older adult population and new ways to deliver benefit for them by providing additional products, service innovations and partnerships during 2015. Text comes directly from company websites: >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:34
ROSEVILLE, Calif., November 10, 2014 – Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, today announced the launch of its latest telehealth technology system, Health Harmony. The platform simplifies remote patient monitoring by providing intuitive and easy-to-use technology that enables patients, clinicians, care providers, and family caregivers to collaborate for better care in the home and within normal daily routines. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:21
LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2015 — In order to provide consumers with a more comprehensive monitoring solution, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Care Solutions, a global leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring, and MobileHelp, an industry leader in mobile medical alert technology, today announced they have expanded their existing business collaboration.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:38
Honeywell Life Care Solutions is joining forces MobileHelp to offer consumer-facing platform for patients to monitor vital signs, share with providers.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 20:10
From CES, new tech in the consumer health sector.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 09:43
The Wall Street Journal thinks that tech will change your life. Perhaps it will even rock your 2015. Rocking their 2015 is just the kind of experience that WSJ readers -- average age of 57 -- really want. But the Journal, ever hopeful for pushing down the subscriber age into the ad world's desirable 20’s and 30’s, hopes that the readers will be as excited as their current breathless tech columnists Fowler and Stern. So they want its boomer audience to grasp How to Get Ready. But of course! Starting with Windows 10 – which will have a resurrected Start menu and yes, it will improve multi-tasking – by the fall of 2015. Now aren't you excited? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:13
As of 2015, there will be more people alive over 65 than under 15 for the first time. And it’s going to remain that way.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:52
The mHealth Summit held last week was an ever-more HealthIT (along with Digital Health and mHealth brethren) and the mobile/app aware, digital vision for the future, an extravaganza of technology advancement -- sounding vaguely familiar. Hey, there’s the renamed Patient Centered Medical Home, at this conference, called the Intelligent Medical Home). There were all of those Games for Health, behavior change, patient engagement, care coordination, and quite a few pharma-sponsored sessions. As is typical of an event like this, a plethora of investment-related, venture fund and startup-type sessions could be found. >>> Read more . . .