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By Brian Dolan March 9, 2009
By Karen Katz, Esq. Director of Business Development, Health, Medtech and e-Health at Mintz Levin The MIT Bio-Innovations Conference on Saturday, set the stage for a dynamic, engaging conversation centered on delivering quality healthcare, swiftly and efficiently with its panel discussion entitled "Choice & Change: Innovations in Consumer Centric Healthcare". Moderated by Daria Niewenhous, a...
By Brian Dolan March 7, 2009
According to a new study from Turkish researchers, doctors and nurses' mobile phones could act as a reservoir for tough-to-kill "superbug" bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The report, penned by Faculty of Medicine at the Ondokuz Mayis University, found that 95 percent of the phones tested were contaminated with bacteria like MRSA, which can cause serious staph...
By Brian Dolan March 6, 2009
Few would disagree that in the coming years biometric sensors and biosensors combined with body area networks will create a host of new applications and services that will lead to more effective remote monitoring. Those sensors aren't for everyone, however. Premature infants, for example, have very sensitive, fragile skin, which makes attaching sensors a painful experience. GE Global Research...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2009
John Moore over at Chilmark Research: "We have commented many times before that the whole idea of a USB-based (thumbdrive) PHR is simply a dumb idea". TabletKiosk, launches the MediSlate MCA i1040XT (pictured), the new mobile clinical assistant (MCA), featuring touch screen input. TheCarrot.com, a provider of life-management tracking and reporting that interfaces with the iPhone, announced today...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2009
  Kimmy Moore, MPH Contributing Editor These past few weeks the use of current evidence-based information regarding patient care has become a controversial topic. By definition, practitioners' use of EBM is necessary to provide optimal care. This fact has been demonstrated repeatedly with measurable clinical results. Recently, services offering well-maintained databases on PDAs and desktops have...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2009
Remember the iShoe? Last summer a NASA intern and MIT graduate student invented an insole with sensors that monitored and transmitted information about a person's balance, which provided for an early warning system before someone falls. At the time iShoe was in a pilot phase with about 60 trial users, but now, according to OhioHealth, which is testing the technology, iShoe will commercially...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2009
Edge Health, a start-up based in Richmond, British Columbia recently signed a multi-million dollar deal with AllScripts to embed the company's electronic health record (EHR) into its suite of software applications. Macnewsworld just found out the two companies are working on another mobile app: Remote Practice Management. Here's the background on EdgeHealth. Founded in the summer 2007, Edge...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2009
David Doherty over at the 3G Doctor blog has an extensive round-up on mHealth news, launches and product demos from the Mobile World Congress show that took place in Barcelona last month. Key finding: mHealth solutions for the developing markets dominated the event's mHealth buzz (probably because of the mHealth Alliance announcement), while developed market solutions took a backseat. Doherty had...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2009
Lab Soft News, a blog presented by the Pathology Education Consortium (PEC), which describes the publication as an "Idea Factory for Pathology Informatics and the Clinical Laborator" has a lengthy post on the popularity of the iPhone's camera. PEC's president, Bruce Friedman MD wrote that the iPhone's camera is ranked as the fifth most popular one used to upload photos to the very popular Flickr...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
"We wanted to make the fitness tracking experience cool, fun, simple and custom," Michael C. Williams, founder and CEO of iTMP Technology told Reuters in a recent interview. "We did it by leveraging the iPhone's technology." iTMP's product is called SM Heart Link, which is a "wireless bridge" that can collect data from wireless sensors like heart rate chest straps or cycling sensors on bikes and...