Tag: West Wireless Health Institute

FCC announcement is first step toward widespread MBAN adoption

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it will allocate a 40 MHz band of spectrum, from 2360 to 2400 MHz, for medical body area networks (MBANs) – low-power, wideband networks used by body-worn sensors to transmit patient data to a control device. MBANs provide a cost effective way to monitor every patient in a […]

Bringing “medical grade” security to hospital WiFi

I recently covered the announcement out of the West Wireless Health Institute that they were launching the West Wireless Health Council to pioneer the adoption of Medical Grade Wireless at hospitals and health systems across America. The Council is managed by an all-star team of CIOs from leading providers and by all indications they have […]

Breaking: Don Casey resigns as CEO of West Wireless

Don Casey has announced his resignation as CEO of the West Wireless Health Center after two years leading the San Diego non-profit founded by billionaire entrepreneurs Gary and Mary West. Casey is leaving to join an unnamed company to continue the fight against the rising costs of health care as a member of the business […]

West Wireless launches study of its first wireless fetal monitoring device

By Tim Bredrup West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) has partnered with Carlos Slim Health Institute, recently announcing the launch of a year-long research study on WWHI’s first wireless fetal monitoring device, called Sense4Baby.   The hand-held, portable wireless device, developed by WWHI in 2010, provides critical maternal and fetal monitoring in high-risk pregnancies at a […]

West Wireless launches health policy center in Washington DC

With the launch of the West Health Policy Center, Gary and Mary West have added another front in their philanthropic assault on the institutional inefficiencies of the health care system. This time they are establishing a presence in Washington DC focused on enticing the most talented post-doctoral research fellows to compete for one of five […]