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By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Who will be the early adopters of telemedicine? "My immediate reaction: The geeks will be the first to grab it because they grab everything but that's not a market," Michael Ackerman, assistant director of high performance computing and communications at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health said during the ATA event as moderator Dena Puskin from the HHS Office for the...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Who says there's no money to be made in the mHealth industry? Mobile authentication and security company Diversinet reported revenues of more than $2 million for the first quarter this year, including more than $1.6 million from additional customers it acquired through its relationship with AllOne Health.  The extra revenues helped Diversinet swing to a net profit of $182,000 compared to a net...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Tunstall's RTX3371 Wireless Telehealth Monitor follows the trend of many of the telemedicine solutions we saw on display at the American Telemedicine Association event earlier this week: 2G radios. If a device is simply transmitting biometric data into the cloud en route to online portals for physicians and other caregivers, who needs high-speed 3G networks? Most telemedicine companies seem to...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2009
According to a recent profile on Apple's corporate site, Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients. "Physicians need something that is a beeper and cell phone, and that allows them to get messages...
By Brian Dolan April 29, 2009
Phreesia, which offers wireless tablets for patient check-in at physician's offices, just announced a new risk assessment tool that aims to help doctors identify patients at risk for osteoporosis. The company worked with osteoporosis expert, Felicia Cosman, MD, and based its new assessment survey on the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) recently released Clinician's Guide to Prevention and...
By Brian Dolan April 29, 2009
While at the CTIA event in Las Vegas earlier this month, the BNET.TV news team was kind enough to ask me to discuss the emerging opportunity for wireless companies looking to enter the healthcare and fitness industries. During the 10 minute clip we discuss device interoperability, iPhone 3.0, Jitterbug, Continua Health Alliance, Cardionet, LifeScan and more.  (One caveat: The Continua Health...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
  Lots of mHealth-related content from the ATA panel discussions, executive roundtables and even keynotes today. Here's a quick round-up of the event in photos from Monday's sessions.  Click here for the photos and captions...  
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
  Telcordia's Senior Scientist George Collier told attendees at ATA here in Las Vegas, "Voice calls are so yesterday -- I rarely use my Blackberry for calls compared to all the other things I do with it... the mobile is a ubiquitous companion that we can use ... to help deliver on the promise of participatory health care." Mary Foto, CEO of The Foto Group tells attendees that the WSJ's recent...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
At a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas, IBM's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Bakalar said that the swine flu pandemic currently facing the U.S., Mexico and other countries would be better managed through home health telemonitoring systems.  "Look at our current situation with swine flu," Bakalar said. "If we were to have a pandemic outbreak of swine...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
According to a recent report from Wireless Week, Epocrates' mobile application played a pivotal role in getting the word out to physicians that the psoriasis drug Raptiva had been pulled from the market because it may play a role in a potentially fatal brain condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A few hours after the drug was pulled from the market, Epocrates sent an...