October 7, 2015 — Ericsson has been chosen to provide a connectivity management platform to Brighter, an online med-tech solutions provider. The transaction gives an example of how cloud-based Internet of Things/machine-to-machine platforms will enable m-healthcare in the future.
Through Ericsson’s device connection platform (DCP), carriers may connect subscribers to Brighter’s cloud platform and m-health service offerings, alongside traditional voice and data offerings.
Brighter provides a cloud-based platform to collect and share patient data to continuously combine with additional relevant data to improve treatment. Brighter’s strategy is to increase its measurement points for individuals using mobile technology, increasing the measurement points and improving the health profiles of individuals – via valid, continuous data.
Using the DCP, Brighter will standardize lifecycle management, control and distribution of its next generation connected device, which combines blood sugar measurement and insulin injection for diabetes treatment.
mHealth Intelligence reported on Sept. 14 that the Internet of Things and wearables are stimulating the mHealth market. For example, the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is being targeted by the Google Life Sciences with the help of wearables, big data and analytics.
The Internet of Things is also part of Qualcomm Life‘s strategy to support its healthcare platform, which captures and delivers medical device data to integrated portals or databases. On Sept. 14, Qualcomm Life acquired Capsule Technologie, a provider of medical device integration and clinical data management solutions to more than 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries.
You know things are getting serious when the insurance guys get involved. A group of organizations led by AARP is pressing Congress to increase Medicare payments for m-Health services, including remote patient monitoring and telehealth services, according to mHealth News.