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Home Medical Monitoring Surges
Analyst firm Berg Insight,, has released a new research report with data on connected home-medical monitoring. At the end of 2013, approximately 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices, including CRM (cardiac-rhythm management), ECG (electrocardiography), glucose level monitors, and other devices that are remotely monitored by doctors; the report does not include personal-health trackers in the figures.

Companies Find Ways of Expanding IoT Usage
Wind River,, a provider of software for intelligent connected systems, has chosen Axeda Corporation,, to drive the expansion of its capabilities for its product portfolio, which includes its IoT (Internet of Things) software platform.
Home-Healthcare Software on the Rise
A report issued by global market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets,, projects the home-healthcare software market to hit $6.4 billion by 2018, with a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.4% between 2013-2018.

Reach Health Goals with Garmin, MyFitnessPal
The market for connected fitness devices and wearables is heating up—as if it weren’t hot enough already. New devices and functionalities continue to offer consumers the ability to harness realtime data when it comes to tracking and analyzing their health and wellness.

KU’s WellCar to Get Moving
Ford Motor Co.,, has donated a Transit Connect to assist the University of Kansas,, with its WellCar program, which is designed to bring medical care to patients in rural areas.

Extending Care with Verizon Virtual Visits
Healthcare costs are rising, but mobile-health solutions could offer new ways to connect patients with physicians at a fraction of the cost of traditional care. As more consumers worldwide have access to connected devices such as smartphones and tablets, mobile-health apps, services, and solutions designed to leverage these devices could have a wide-reaching effect on the status quo in healthcare.

Connected Health Devices Promote Wellness
One benefit of connected-consumer health devices tends to be increased patient engagement. For instance, when health data is available and accessible, it helps remove the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. When consumers see their own health, fitness, or wellness data in front of them, it’s easier to be proactive instead of reactive on a day-to-day basis.

Agreement Delivers Health Data at the Point of Need
If there was ever a good use case for M2M solutions that can improve safety and dramatically reduce costs, it’s in healthcare. The ability to monitor patients both within a medical facility, such as a hospital, and outside of a medical facility has already begun to change the way health providers deliver care in an increasingly connected world.

Apple Unveils Home Kit
Apple,, began its WorldWide Developer Conference with news of its entry into the home-automation market with a new software platform, Home Kit. The platform allows for a user to control lights, thermostats, security systems, and other connected devices from an iPad or iPhone.

Advances in Baby Tech
Today’s connected consumers are coming to expect data in every aspect of their lives, including when it comes to raising their children. Technologies are now available to address many painpoints in the process of child-rearing, from monitoring solutions that help women during pregnancies, to connected devices and solutions that give parents peace of mind as their child grows from an infant, to a toddler, and beyond.

New Standard for Clinical Trial Data
A number of organizations from the pharmaceutical and IT communities are putting their collective heads together at the OASIS, , open-standards consortium to develop a machine-readable content-classification standard for the interoperable exchange of clinical trial data through content-management systems.

In Healthcare, Realtime Data Is Truly ‘Mission Critical’
Realtime information is important in many industries, but none more so than in healthcare. When a sudden change in a patient’s condition could mean life or death, devices and technologies that provide up-to-the-second data to health professionals lends new meaning to “mission-critical data.”

Advancing Health Services through the Cloud
As consumers, we like to personalize our everyday experiences. We add bumper stickers to our cars, change our ringtones to reflect our mood or personality, and select special backgrounds for our devices. The ability to personalize so many other objects and experiences has made society more anxious for personalized health services. M2M technology can enable more personalized healthcare, and some companies are intent on making this possible.

Biometrics Redefine Healthcare
Biometrics, such as facial recognition, fingerprinting, iris recognition, and more, is increasingly becoming more common in a number of industries, as a way to capture data about a person’s identity and translate it into a database for a specific action to occur. One such industry using biometrics is healthcare.

Mobile Tech: Room to Grow in mHealth
While many industries are using mobile technology to successfully enhance business operations, the healthcare field is slowly making strides to get itself in the same position. The federal government is taking an active role in mHealth as evidenced by changes to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and Meaningful Use. As a result, a rise in the use of mobile technology by healthcare organizations is allowing for improvements in patient care. Although signs of improvement are pointing upward, there is still work to be done.
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