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By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
According to a new report from Manhattan Research, the percentage of physicians in the U.S. using smartphones increased to 64 percent. The group increased by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, the study found. The number of physicians using iPhones doubled, Manhattan Research found. Despite the growing adoption of Internet-enabled phones with Web browsers, the research firm's survey also found...
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
Physician-only social network Sermo's Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Sharp told attendees at the World Health Care Congress here in Washington D.C. that Sermo has no immediate plans to launch a mobile application for its 103,000 users. Sharp said he was impressed by the mobile apps out there for physicians already, though. "We don't have any near-term strategies on mobile," Sharp...
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2009
By Carmen R. Gonzalez, Manager of Strategy and Communications, HCG When it comes to successfully completing clinical studies, keeping patients enrolled is crucial. Lengthy trials pose a significant risk of patients dropping out, especially if invasive procedures are involved. In studies that include add-on trials, every patient's continued participation grows even more valuable. In addition,...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2009
John Moore from Chilmark Research has a worthwhile wrap-up of HIMSS that includes a section on his mHealth-related vendor meetings. One meeting write-up, in particular, caught my eye: Caretools. Moore met with "Tom Giannulli, doctor, founder and developer of the Caretools iChart EMR for the iPhone" for a demo and update on the $139 EMR app that launched last June. Giannulli mentioned that iChart...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Stalking around the usual suspects at the HIMSS conference this week was a band of pink pants wearing entrepreneurs: The team from Sarasota-based start-up Voalte brought more than silly pants to Chicago though, they brought iPhones loaded with wireless VoIP, nurses' alarms and text messages, too. Vo- (voice) + al- (alarms) + te (texts), pronounced "volt" was founded by Trey Lauderdale, a former...
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 8, 2009
Two years ago the Chief Marketing Officer of the American Medical Association left the organization to take the helm of a start-up in the continuing medical education (CME) sector that had just launched its own XM Satellite Radio show, ReachMD. On the weekend doctors can tune into ReachMD for 15 minute CME classes and take the tests in real-time on their mobile phones. During the week the radio...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Earlier this year we reported that Kaiser Permanente was planning on rolling out a national campaign for text message based appointment reminders after the company conducted a successful pilot. This week at the HIMSS event in Chicago, we caught up with Kaiser's Director of Enterprise Engineering Carlos Matos and VP of Public Relations Holly Potter to discuss the text message reminder rollout and...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records, a national program run by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that it is fielding applications for grant recipients who will work as part of a team to help patients and physicians better manage chronic diseases through "observations of daily living" (ODLs). ODLs include health data from everyday...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Earlier this week, AirStrip Technologies announced that the FDA had granted the company's iPhone application, AirStrip OB, clearance to market the app to physicians via Apple's App Store. AirStrip OB enables obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and the baby. The data set includes heart tracings, contraction patterns,...