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By Brian Dolan July 27, 2009
Third acquisition in 10 months expands delivery of medical content to more than one million health care professionals LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 23 -- Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), the leading digital sales and health marketing partner for life sciences companies, today announced the acquisition of Skyscape Inc., the world's No. 1 service for trusted medical information delivered via mobile...
By Brian Dolan July 22, 2009
Epocrates announced that more than 100,000 physicians are routinely using its iPhone app. The company also has applications for BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices, and an active network of more than 750,000 healthcare professionals. Epocrates says it entire user base averages 10 million monographs per month via its various applications. "With a decade to refine our clinical content and...
By MHN Staff July 22, 2009
100,000 Physicians Actively Use Epocrates on the iPhone July 22, 2009–Epocrates, Inc. today announced that more than 100,000 physicians are routinely using its clinical software on the iPhone platform. This frequent use places Epocrates among the elite top five percent of iPhone applications actively used more than a month after download. By supporting the iPhone device since its launch,...
By Brian Dolan July 22, 2009
When the Palm Pre App Catalog first launched in early June it had no medical apps to offer, but among the few applications the App Catalog launched with was an emulator app by MotionApps that promised to bring applications from old Palm platforms to the new Pre. In other words, if you are a health practitioner who has relied on a Palm Pilot for the past ten years, now you can upgrade to a new...
By MHN Staff July 21, 2009
MEDSCAPE MOBILE PROVIDES THE FASTEST, MOST COMPREHENSIVE MOBILE MEDICAL INFORMATION RESOURCE NEW YORK, July 21 / WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) , the leading source of health information, today announced the launch of Medscape Mobile, a free medical application for physicians. Medscape Mobile provides physicians with Medscape’s industry-leading medical information in a convenient mobile format...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2009
The California Healthcare Foundation's iHealthBeat recently conducted a podcast interview with Shankar Sastry, dean of engineering at the University of California-Berkeley and Monica Levy, senior director of research at Manhattan Research. Both Sastry and Levy discuss the state and promise of wireless-enabled healthcare tools. Sastry notes that continuous wireless monitoring will be challenging...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance has added three companies to its board of directors: Qualcomm, Ascension Health and CA. The industry alliance of now more than 200 healthcare and technology companies works to ensure global interoperability between personal telehealth solutions. Continua's board of directors already includes representation from Cisco, Intel, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Panasonic,...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2009
We reported their plans back in May, now it's here: WebMD Health has launched a Medscape CME iPhone app for physicians. Medscape Mobile is a free iPhone and iPod Touch app that includes information for more than 6,000 generic and brand-name drugs, herbals, supplements and antidotes, a drug interaction checker, clinical reference tools, medical news and continuing medical education (CME). The app...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2009
CareGroup Health System CIO John Halamka recently wrote about the strategy his facility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is pursuing to comply with new Massachusetts Data Protection regulations. The new regs require organizations to take extra precautions to secure information, including data on mobile devices at the work place. (If you are not familiar with Halamka, he holds a number of...
By Brian Dolan July 21, 2009
While The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced plans to suspend a number of its health IT projects, reports of one mobile phone-based EKG trial illustrated the kind of innovations the VA has been incubating. One of Sprint's and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's key healthcare partners, mVisum is working with the VA to test a system that aims to get critical medical information to...