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By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Not unlike the mHealth industry, the city of Seattle began with a number of false starts: The first European settlers in the city named their original village "New York," but perhaps because of the anticipated confusion changed it to "Alki," which meant "by and by" or "someday" in Chinook. A few years later Alki's settlers found it rough goings so they moved a short distance across the bay in an...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
Why does it seem like so many physicians have embraced the iPhone, but only 15 percent of them are using some form of electronic health record EHR technology? That's one of the questions that Dr. David Kibbe posed to the audience at Healthcare Unbound here in Seattle, Washington.  Kibbe suggested a number of reasons for why physicians are adopting smartphones like the iPhone while shirking EHRs,...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the West Wireless Health Institute will soon announce plans to conduct a clinical trial with Corventis, a remote heart monitoring company. Corventis makes use of a Band Aid-like wireless sensor-enabled patch that sends heart readings through Bluetooth to a patients' iPhone or BlackBerry. The data is then transmitted to a physician's office and...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
Kaiser Permanente's Director of Internet Services, Kendra Markle told attendees at the Healthcare Unbound event here in Seattle that "wireless technology is revolutionizing health behavior change tools." These tools can now reach people anytime, including during those moments directly before we make health-related decisions, she said.  These tools can now reach people right when they sit down in...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance, a consortium of wireless and medical companies, which aim to create an interoperable ecosystem of medical devices and systems, has been busy this year. After announcing its first two Continua-certified products, the Alliance also announced two new wireless technologies for its Version 2 guidelines: ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy. Most of the devices under Continua's...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
Epocrates prevents about one adverse drug event (ADE) per week for most physicians who use its mobile clinical software, according to a poll that the company recently conducted. Epocrates surveyed more than 2,000 physicians that use its mobile clinical reference app and 60 percent reported avoiding about one ADE a week and found the app more helpful than EMRs for actionable reference information...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) may be a national nonprofit organization that represents 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted living residences and senior housing communities, but it's President and CEO said he still knows a thing or two about Twitter. AAHSA's Larry Minnix told attendees at the Healthcare Unbound event here in...
By Brian Dolan June 22, 2009
You know those "Your Speed Limit Is..." signs on the side of the road? Turns out they are very effective. Michael Barrett, managing partner at Critical Mass Consulting, wondered whether the healthcare industry could learn a thing or two from those simple, roadside sentinels. Barrett made the case this morning during a presentation at the Healthcare Unbound conference here in Seattle, Washington....
By Brian Dolan June 19, 2009
Will smartphones make us healthier? ZDNet Healthcare's Dana Blankenhorn argues that smartphones will make us healthier: "We are still at the start of the evolution but it's time to ask the question. Will smartphones help make us healthier? Right now the fitness-obsessed and hypochondriac are getting some serious help. Many doctors have a new toy. But is anything really happening? I argue that it...
By MHN Staff June 17, 2009
New Capability Responds to Growing Demand by Physicians Who Rely Heavily on Their Mobile Devices NANUET, N.Y. — iMedicor, a Vemics Company (OTCBB: VMCI), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with myLEADERBOARD, Inc. to complete the development of a mobile application of its online communications platform, responding to the growing demand by physicians who rely heavily on their...