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Connected Health Update: 2014 iAward Applications are online; and new Connected Health research is pending

FEB 19

The list of “all things healthcare” that are being impacted by Connected Health is long and growing longer.

Our insights date back to our evangelism of wireless health back in 2005, and since then have included ongoing research on the Connected Health landscape and advisory work with leading companies.  In our view, Connected Health is the convergence of mobile, wireless, cloud and social technologies and how information is shared, transmitted and reported to benefit the clinical, operational and consumer needs of healthcare.
 

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Much of what is shaping healthcare today is exogenous (consumerism, reform, role of government, competition), and since 2009 we’ve assessed these market conditions through our annual iAward recognition program with the goal of identifying a new breed of Connected Health innovator.

Historically, the most notable of these solutions earn “Finalist” status in the program, and are invited to the annual Convergence Summit of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance  (the must-attend industry conference for organizations serious about advancing their Connected Health agenda).

In 2013, iAward Finalists included some great organizations:

  • AgaMatrix – Remote blood glucose monitoring and diabetes management platform.
  • AliveCor – Mobile, low cost vital signs management solutions.
  • Carenet Healthcare Services – Health plan member engagement and experience management solutions.
  • CareTicker – A solution to support caring for caregivers.
  • Change Healthcare – Cost transparency and health cost education solutions.
  • CyraCom – Language translation solutions for hospitals.
  • Etransmedia – Provider communication, practice management and transition of care solutions.
  • Evive Health – Personalized, preventive care management solutions.
  • Healthsense – Technology-enabled solutions for the senior care continuum.
  • Propeller Health – Asthma and COPD monitoring, reporting and adherence tracking solutions.
  • Qualcomm Life – Wireless and medical device connectivity and data management solutions.
  • Trice Imaging – Remote conversion and collaboration solutions for medical imaging.


This morning, we quietly opened the application process for our 6th Annual iAward Program (a more formal announcement on this to follow).  And in a related note, we have spent that last few months reviewing five years of iAward applicant data, which will be included in a new research report (being released this week).

Connected Health is a key topic on just about every briefing we’ve been facilitating, so we’re looking forward to seeing what new approaches, solutions and technologies are hitting the marketplace and who will be applying for iAward recognition in 2014.

Let us know if you’d like a copy of our new report, and what you think about Connected Health.

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Chris Hoffmann