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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...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
One of the key pillars of eHealth is online symptom databases and one of the earliest vendors to enter that space was A.D.A.M., which sold CD-ROMs during the dotCom days of yore. The company has recently white labeled their Symptom Navigator as an iPhone app that caregivers can re-brand and offer to their patients. Mobihealthnews caught up with A.D.A.M.'s Greg Juhn, SVP Product Strategy to...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
Looks like Microsoft is finally gearing up to promote AllOne Mobile's platform, which makes the company's PHR HealthVault available on mobile phones. To date the companies have worked together to bring the PHR mobile, but Microsoft has done little to promote the partnership, assumedly because AllOne Mobile isn't going to be the only vendor to take HealthVault mobile. Here's a quick blurb from the...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
Mobile Marketing Blog re-printed highlights from U.N-Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership's head Claire Thwaites' recent column in Mobile Word Focus Magazine. "Mobile technology is becoming the most prevalent means of storing and transmitting data in order to improve the health of millions of people," she wrote. Revisit our interview with Thwaites' here. The New York Times has a great piece...
By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
It's being billed as the ATM for the healthcare industry: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is developing a computerized kiosk that can take a patient's medical history, weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs as well as simple blood tests including glucose and cholesterol tests. The kiosk's raison d'être is to bring relief to the overburdened healthcare system, streamline check-...
By Brian Dolan February 27, 2009
Here's yet another video, this time from BNET.tv, that profiles a primary care physician who makes use of a mobile tablet and other health IT to enable better and more efficient care for his patients. Dr. John Selle in San Francisco says he can pull up lab results, x-rays and even quickly search the Internet should he need to find an answer to a question while in the examining room. Dr. Selle has...