Intermountain CTO: Patient experience ripe for transformation
Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based hospital system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, has worked extensively with digital health companies — most recently upgrading their pilot with wristworn vital signs monitor company Sotera Wireless into a full partnership last month, and teaming up with MModal in February to develop a speech-enabled computerized physician order entry system.
WSJ: Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Sotera(R) Wireless
SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sotera Wireless(R) , creator of the ViSi Mobile(R) wireless patient monitoring system, announced today that Intermountain Healthcare will officially partner with the Company. Furthering this collaboration, Intermountain Healthcare executive vice president and chief financial officer Bert Zimmerli joins Sotera’s board of directors.full article
Utah healthcare system inks deal for wristworn vital signs monitors
Back in March at HIMSS, Sotera announced it was piloting its ViSi Mobile wireless patient monitoring platform with two Intermountain hospitals, its flagship Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. This week’s announcement elevates that pilot to an official customer deal, and Intermountain’s executive vice president and chief financial officer Bert Zimmerli will join Sotera’s board of directors. Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit healthcare system with 22 hospitals and 185 clinics in Utah and Idaho.full article
Bloomberg TV Brink: Hospital on the Brink of the Future – Palomar Medical Center
Palomar Medical Center was featured on Bloomberg TV Brink on May 6, 2013 showcasing a few of their innovative technologies being used there today which includes the ViSi Mobile System.
To see the full segment, please click here: http://youtu.be/YG-CprxdL1o
To see the ViSi Mobile ONLY portion of the segment, please click here: http://youtu.be/FJC-AoH_ygg
iHealthBeat – When It Comes to the Future of Wireless Sensors in Health Care: The Sky’s the Limit
The market for wireless health monitoring and sensor-driven medical devices is taking off. In an iHealthBeat Special Report by Kenny Goldberg, experts discussed how such tools could affect health care delivery
Audio transcript: iHBSpecialReport-Transcript041013
FierceMobile Healthcare – Monitoring Patient Vital Signs Wirelessly
When it comes to patient monitoring, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., is the first hospital in the country to use a wrist-worn device that continuously monitors a patient’s vital signs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved ViSi Mobile System from San Diego-based medical device company Sotera Wireless is the technological enabler that transmits patient data to nurses in the hospital, providing them with around-the-clock surveillance of key vital signs.
Medical Design Excellence Awards 2013: Finalist Products Enhance Efficiency
Patient monitoring systems have become another way for medical device companies to answer the healthcare system’s demand for efficiency. One example is ViSi Mobile, a platform for comprehensive vital signs monitoring made by Sotera Wireless (San Diego) that was named a finalist in the general hospital category.full article
MD+DI Announces 46 Innovative Products as Finalists in 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) has announced the finalists of the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the MedTech industry’s premier competition for medical device design and innovation.
ViSi Mobile comprehensive body-worn vital signs monitoring system. Manufactured by Sotera Wireless Inc. (San Diego, CA). Entry submitted by Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN).full article
Eric Topol gives Stephen Colbert an ear exam and other Colbert Show highlights
One of the funniest comments came as Colbert’s sized up Topol as he used the VISI Mobile device to read his blood pressure and oxygen levels, remarking: “Are you Dick Tracy?” I was waiting for the Inspector Gadget comparisons that never came.full article
Topol turns Colbert around on digital health
Making the most of the brief interview, Topol demonstrated some of his standby mobile health technologies: the AliveCor ECG heart monitor and the ViSi Mobile Monitor from Sotera Wireless. Taking a cue from a tweet in which Colbert had complained of a ruptured ear drum, Topol produced a CellScope smartphone-enabled otoscope, and showed Colbert’s fans the inside of his ear, eliciting cheers from the Colbert Nation.
Throughout the demo, Colbert seemed genuinely impressed with the technology, asking Topol “How is it doing that?” and, in the case of the wristworn ViSi, “Are you Dick Tracy?”full article
ViSi Mobile on the Colbert Show – March 26, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol was on the Colbert Show on March 26, 2013 showing ViSi Mobile along with a few other innovative technologies.
New Intermountain Technology Improves Patient Monitoring Followng Surgery
San Diego Business Journal – Monitoring Device Debuts at Palomar
Palomar Medical Center has recently deployed a new wrist-worn device developed by San Diego’s Sotera Wireless Inc. that allows clinicians to continuously and remotely monitor their patients’ well-being.
Channel 9 (KUSI) News – San Diego – ViSi Mobile Technology with Gary Manning Interview
Live interview with Gary Manning, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Sotera Wireless, Inc.full article
NBC Channel 7 San Diego: New Technology Used in SD Hospitalsfull article
CBS Channel 8 San Diego: Wireless wristband continuously monitors patients
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The Palomar Health organization is using a new device that will make a visit to the hospital less invasive.full article
Fox 5 News: Taking patient vital signs goes high-tech…
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Palomar Medical Center is breaking ground when it comes to patient care. On Friday, the hospital unveiled a small, but powerful device designed to monitor vital signs.
The medical center is the first hospital in the nation to use the technology called VISI.
“It’s really cool, I wear it on my wrist and it automatically does its’ thing,” said Anastasha St. Augustine, patient.full article
Channel 6 San Diego News – Revolutionary Device Helping Patientsfull article
Palomar Health Unveils New Way Of Monitoring Patients – First Hospital to Use this Technology
SAN DIEGO — Palomar Health will unveil a wireless device this week that will change the way patients are monitored in the hospital. The device, built by San Diego’s Sotera Wireless, will let doctors and nurses keep track of patient vital signs on tablets and smart phones.
Palomar will be the first health system in the world to use the technology.full article
MobiHealthNews – Sotera Wireless lands $14.8M in new financing
Sotera Wireless, maker of the wrist-worn ViSi Mobile wireless vitals monitoring system, has landed $14.8 million in fresh capital, including $1.33 million from Safeguard Scientifics and an undisclosed amount from another new investor, Delphi Ventures.full article
Fresh from primetime cameo, Sotera Wireless’ remote patient monitoring tech nabs $14.8M
If you watched NBC’s Rock Center a couple of weeks ago, you might have noticed a segment featuring Dr. Eric Topol, a longtime cardiologist, author of “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” and one of the leading voices in digital medicine.
In the segment, he showed off a futuristic flip-phone-sized touchscreen device, worn on the wrist, that helps doctors keep tabs on their patients from afar. The device, called the VisiMobile monitor, tracks a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and other indicators, and lets doctors check in from wherever they might be via PC, tablet or smartphone.full article
ViSi Mobile on Rock Center with Brian Williams – January 24, 2013
One of the world’s top physicians, Dr. Eric Topol, has a prescription that could improve your family’s health and make medical care cheaper. Topol has become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
If you would like to watch the piece on ViSi Mobile ONLY, please click: http://youtu.be/p-9r_uu5Vp0
If you would like to watch the entire segment on “iDoctor: Could a smartphone be the future of medicine?” please click: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rock-center/50582822#50582822
Wearable ViSi Mobile System lets doctors wirelessly monitor patients
Dr. McCoy’s tricoder isn’t looking too futuristic these days. Not only are real life versions of the Star Trek device under development, but some new medical devices are making it look a bit old fashioned. Take, for example, the ViSi Mobile vital signs monitor built by Sotera Wireless of San Diego, California.full article