News 5/18/10


Mayo Clinic, Dossia partner to offer online health help. Employer organization Dossia and Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic have partnered to integrate the Dossia personal health record (PHR) with the Mayo Clinic’s EmbodyHealth portal. EmbodyHealth is an online application that helps individuals to better manage their health and wellness by offering resources such as health assessments, behavior change programs, tailored behavioral messages, instructional videos, questions and answers from Mayo Clinic specialists and a health reference library.

Medtronic launches new cellular accessory for the Medtronic Carelink Network. The new Medtronic M-Link cellular accessory provides cardiac device patients with an option to securely send information stored in their implanted devices to their clinics via the CareLink Network using cellular signals, rather than a telephone landline.

And, not to be outdone… St. Jude Medical launches wireless USB adaptor for Merlin@home transmitter. St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, announced the U.S. launch of its Wireless USB Adaptor for the Merlin@home transmitter, a system that allows important patient data from an implantable cardiac device to be wirelessly downloaded and securely transmitted via telephone for review by a physician.

Ideal Life

IDEAL LIFE presents first option for “Universal Mobility” in health and wellness. IDEAL LIFE’s wireless remote health monitoring system is now the first to offer universal mobile connectivity through compatibility with communication brands from Apple (including iPads) and AT&T to Verizon, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular.

Honeywell HomMed and eDevice expand connectivity solutions for telehealth. Honeywell HomMed announces the expansion of its partnership with eDevice to bring extended connectivity to its LifeStream remote patient care system and Genesis DM monitor.

A few new noteworthy iPhone apps…

Medline University

Medline University releases iPhone app. Medline Industries, Inc’s free online clinical education resource provides clinicians access to a number of free resources, continuing education credits and healthcare industry information.


New iPhone application comes to the aid of food allergy sufferers. MyFoodFacts is a first-of-its-kind smartphone application designed to help food allergy sufferers identify and shop for allergy-free products. Using the iPhone camera, shoppers simply scan the UPC barcode to gain instant access to food label information.

Greenway’s PrimeSuite available on Apple handheld devices. Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., provider of the integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution PrimeSuite, announces the availability of its remote clinical and financial solution PrimeMobile onto Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


Amcom software expands hospital smartphone messaging with Android support. Amcom Mobile Connect enables hospitals using Android smartphones to send and receive critical messages, logging all activities for full traceability… Interesting. “Support for other popular smartphones on the way.” Apparently Amcom’s not all that interested in losing market share to the upstarts.

Gary and Mary West add $20m to their $45m donation for wireless health institute. The namesake family foundation that launched San Diego’s West Wireless Health Institute last year with a $45 million donation has just announced another $20 million grant to support biomedical engineering research in mobile health.

And finally, winners for the 2010 TripleTree I Award announced. TripleTree, LLC announced the winners of the I Award at the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Investor Meeting in La Jolla, CA. Following an international call for nominees in March, three winners were selected from close to 80 applicants and 12 finalists. The winners in each of the three categories are:

  • CellTrak Technologies (point of care health solutions) for Best Operational Effectiveness Solution
  • Calgary Scientific (medical imaging) for Best Clinical Applications
  • Zeo (sleep monitoring) for Best Consumer Experience Solution

Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all nominees!

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