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By Brian Dolan April 21, 2009
The FDA recently approved a 15-centimeter wireless sensor that aims to reduce hospitalizations by automating early detection of heart failure. The waterproof sensor is attached to the patient's skin and transmits data to a mobile phone or similar device in the patient's pocket. The system monitors heart and respiration rates, patient activity, and accumulation of body fluid. The data is then sent...
By Brian Dolan April 21, 2009
According to a report by Ben Lorca over at O'Reilly Radar, out of the 20 categories of iPhone applications, the "Medical" category has added the third most new applications in the past three months. The number of medical applications for the iPhone grew almost 133 percent during the period. The "Books" and "Travel" categories took the first and second places for most new apps added during the...
By Brian Dolan April 21, 2009
A couple of computer engineers at Washington University have developed a medical imaging device by combining a USB-based ultrasound probe with a Windows Mobile smartphone. Microsoft awarded William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, a $100,000 grant in 2008 to bring the concept to...
By Brian Dolan April 20, 2009
Despite reports that twice as many doctors have iPhones this year than last year, a post over at WirelessDoc predicts that since many doctors have all their contact data and text files on the Palm Desktop software a good number will continue to carry Palm branded devices. That's good news for the Palm Pre.  Dr. Bill Koslosky over at WirelessDoc writes: "I've seen a couple of posts on the mostly...
By Brian Dolan April 20, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance's Executive Director Chuck Parker moderated a few sessions at the World Health Care Congress last week in Washington D.C. and also gave a brief presentation on the Alliance's mandate. Interestingly, Parker revealed that Continua is considering the television set-top box as one potential hub for wireless health devices. Continua is an organization created as a non-...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
Canadian radiologist Dr Mark Baerlocher partnered with Tidal Pool Software to develop an iPhone application that estimates a person's exposure to radiation from X-ray machines, CT scans and other known sources, according to a report from medGadget. The app, called Radiation Passport, costs about $3 and crunches metrics the user enters in about their lifestyle and medical tests taken -- then, it...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
A pediatrician in Sarasota Springs, NY is the first user of the EMR iPhone application Allscripts announced at the HIMSS event last week, according to a report in Healthcare Informatics. As we reported last week, the application allows clinicians to access Allscripts' EHR at any time from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The app includes a patient's medical summary: history, lab results and medications....
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
Health Populi has a post today reviewing Motorola's Mobility Barometer report that the company shared at the HIMSS event last week. One of the key takeaways from the report: Hospital worker productivity increases after certain mobile applications are adopted. Workers get back about 39 minutes per day on average. According to Motorola, the key benefits of adopting mobile applications in the...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
Chilmark Research founder John Moore has a thorough review of the $0.99 iTriage iPhone application, which aims to "marry 'symptomitology' with diagnosis and from there recommended best care procedures/treatment plans and who is most appropriate to conduct those procedures for that given diagnosis," Moore wrote.  In the end Moore concluded that the iTriage packs a lot of utility into a cheap...
By MHN Staff April 16, 2009
You've probably seen it on TV, but it's not common practice: The patient is immersed in an ice water bath to lower body temperature and draw out symptoms -- to determine what the real issues are. After three weeks on the road at various tech conferences, the mobihealthnews team feels like some speakers at The World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. gave us the ice water bath treatment. And...