By David H. Deans
13 August 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Home-based healthcare options have exploded since the availability of internet access has become pervasive. Moreover, as healthcare shifts from reactive to proactive patient care, a huge market is ready for automation products that can help deliver health and wellness services through smart home solutions.
The ubiquity of broadband connectivity, development of smart sensors, and the decreasing costs of devices have already made it possible to offer aging-in-place, chronic disease management, and post-acute care services in smart homes.
Smart healthcare market development
However, digital health vendors are striving to take telehealth to the next level by developing solutions that will allow caregivers to check on the health of all the residents of the house, not just the patient’s, monitor diet and nutrition, the environment, and overall wellness, and be integrable with existing and newer systems.
“Patients are conscious of their health quotient and want to be involved in the wellness and disease management,” said Sowmya Rajagopalan Global Program at Frost & Sullivan. “With consumerization of healthcare, enabling patients to clinically manage their disease at home has been of crucial importance for care providers and OEMs today as they have made this a reality with the launch of innovation in design, devices, services, and solutions.”
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), announced that its upcoming flagship mobile platform will feature a system-on-chip (SoC) built on the 7nm process node. The 7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, which is expected to be the first 5G-capable mobile platform for premium tier smartphones and other mobile devices. Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling of its upcoming flagship mobile platform to multiple OEMs developing next-generation consumer devices. The upcoming platform will transform industries, encourage new business models and improve the consumer experience as operators come online with 5G services later in 2018 and through 2019.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include the New York State Public Service Commission’s decision to revoke its approval of the 2016 merger between Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable, Inc., as well as comments from DoITT.
New York, NY – The agency overseeing IT and telecommunications services throughout the City of New York has issued cable-TV giant Charter/Spectrum a notice of default, and will immediately commence a new audit of the corporation’s Franchise Agreement, LaborPress has learned.
Striking Charter/Spectrum workers and supporters rally outside the corp.’s New York City HQ earlier this year.
The Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications’ [DoITT] decision to slap Charter/Spectrum with the default notice comes after the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] found that the telecom — one of just three major service providers in the city — engaged in unfair labor practices in relation to a work stoppage on Paige Avenue in Brooklyn back on April 2, 2014.
Specifically, DoITT issued its default notice against Charter/Spectrum as a result of the NLRB’s determination that the telecom “coercively interrogated employees regarding the events of April 2, 2104.”
No timeline has yet been given for completion of the new audit. In a previous audit completed earlier this year, Charter/Spectrum was found to be using an overly broad interpretation of the term “located in New York City” as it refers to Article 17 of the Franchise Agreement and the use of contract workers