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Security and BYOD top healthcare’s concerns

Worries about security and how to manage bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tops the concerns of US healthcare organisation, according to a report by Klas Research. The report was based on interviews with 105 organisations about their use of mobile technology in hospitals.

Russian mobile health service attracts investors

Russia’s Vitaportal has closed a US$2 million series A round led by Prostor Capital, a …

Docomo to establish fund that will back health ventures

Japan’s Docomo is setting up a fund backing start-ups with new ideas in a number …

Verizon invests in cloud-based mobile health network

US operator Verizon last week announced an equity investment in Nanthealth, a US firm that is developing health services based on a combination of mobile devices, cloud computing and fibre network technology. The scale of the investment was not disclosed.

Wellcome Trust takes equity stake in US mhealth firm

The  Wellcome Trust, a high profile UK charity, has bought a stake in Airstrip Technologies.  …

UN bodies urge use of SMS and apps in fight against NCDs

Two UN bodies, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), have launched a new initiative called m-Health to use mobile services, particularly SMS and apps, to help combat the spread of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases.

AT&T to supply LTE connectivity for home monitoring service

US firm Embedded Wireless has announced that US operator AT&T will be the exclusive LTE provider for its remote monitoring service that keeps an eye on patients when they return home following discharge from a hospital or care home.

Etisalat has developed new service for cancer patients

Etisalat, in partnership with Attinad Software, one of the operator’s existing partners, has developed a …

Health coaching firm raises US6.5M

Healthrageous, a US firm that uses a data-driven approach to supporting patients with chronic conditions, has raised US$6.5 million in Series B funding from North Bridge Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital, Long River Ventures and a further undisclosed investor.

US1.4M award to research perioperative use of mhealth

The US National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of US$1.4 million to two universities which will investigate the use of mobile health before, during and after hospital surgery.