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By Brian Dolan April 13, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs recently offered a vision of future mobile applications that included enhanced reality where mobile phones can use location data and cameras to identify people and places. While Jacobs did not give a time frame for his vision's realization, it may be much sooner than he thinks. If you ask iVisit, the precursor technology to the one Jacobs described will be available this...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2009
Investor's Business Daily posted an interview with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs to discuss the last 25 years of wireless technology innovation and what lies ahead -- of course, mHealth figures in prominently to Jacobs' vision:  "We're in the early stages. We're only now getting to these high-speed networks. The price of chips is low enough that we can have consumer electronics and computational...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2009
A recent blog post by Dave deBronkart, better known on the internet as "ePatientDave," has lit a fire under Google Health (he calls it an "uproar"): Seems the data the Google Health repository pulls from a patient's health records can be "grossly inaccurate." Dave's new Google Health account informed him that his cancer had spread to either his brain or his spine and it also listed a myriad of...
By Brian Dolan April 9, 2009
As I mentioned yesterday, it looks like mobile phone accessible PHRs could be the break-out topic at the Wolrd Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. next week. It's timely then that Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, recently gave an interview in which he declared personal electronic health records (PEHRs) on the mobile phone a "...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
I love the smell of tradeshows in the morning. Brian Dolan, Editor, mobihealthnews Good thing, too, because the mobihealthnews team has spent the last two weeks at three of them: CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas (sunny/mild), BodyNets in Los Angeles (sunny/warm), and HIMSS in Chicago (snowy/cold then sunny/warm). The city of HIMSS clearly produced superior beer selections (Chicago's Goose Island 312...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Technology that converts a mobile phone into a compact, high-resolution, handheld microscope; A lensfree imaging platform on a mobile phone that uses digital holograms of bacteria or cells to monitor for disease; a system of wireless devices that tracks and locates survivors trapped by fires and structural collapse. These three technologies have been selected from among more than 100 applicants...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs told reporters during a trip to South Korea that his firm was looking at wireless and healthcare companies in the country for venture capital investment opportunities. Qualcomm's interest coincides with a government investment promotion program in South Korea. Qualcomm has a track record of investing in and supporting the development of wireless health companies,...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2009
  Motorola's principal for Global Healthcare Solutions, Vivian Funkhouser presented at the Mobility & Wireless pavillion at HIMSS this week. Her presentation was called: Mobility ROI: How it can help your hospital navigate challenging economic times. Funkhouser began her talk by noting that research analyst firm Gartner estimates that by next year, half of all enterprises will have migrated...
By Brian Dolan April 2, 2009
Looks like the Wall Street Journal's rumor mill piece was right: As we reported earlier this week, Intel and GE are planning to work together to market home-health monitoring solutions leveraging wireless sensors that aim to prevent falls, increase medication compliance and treat sleep apnea. The companies plan to invest $250 million over the next five years for research and development into this...
By Brian Dolan April 2, 2009
"Very exciting," Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said after describing a mobile clinical assistant tablet that Verizon Wireless recently approved in its Open Development Lab. Seidenberg's keynote here at the CTIA Wireless event in Las Vegas included a number of references to mHealth, including wirelessly connected blood glucose monitors. Today, however, is scheduled to be the wireless healthcare day...