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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...
By Brian Dolan February 27, 2009
According to this Red Herring article, IBM has kicked-off a health IT "gold rush" by announcing four major deals with hospitals it already had prior agreements with. The $19B in the stimulus bill is the obvious cause for this so-called "gold rush" in health IT but read on for more on RH's take on what's next for the "ultra-individualistic and IT tech-resistant health care industry." A recent...
By Brian Dolan February 26, 2009
That was quick. I just get finished ranting about how the healthcare industry needs to appreciate (and use) the current doctor-centric iPhone applications already available in the AppStore, and now I discover this: A great video interview just published over at FastCompany.tv in which Stanford University Doctor Andrew Newman explains how and why he uses Epocrates' iPhone application in his...
By Brian Dolan February 26, 2009
A rep from Kaiser Permanente captured the sentiment earlier this month when he said: It's easy to see how far behind the healthcare industry is on adopting technologies when a pilot using text messaging is labeled "innovation." It's especially frustrating when a mobile phone--that clearly changed the way the world sees mobile phones--with nearly 1,000 healthcare, fitness and medical applications...
By Brian Dolan February 24, 2009
The MobilizeMRS team, which was one of the finalists in the Netsquared/USAID mobiles for development challenge last year, is now leveraging the FrontlineSMS platform to "connect patients and health workers that are remote and isolated from health centers" in developing markets. The team has big plans to bring their text message-powered solution to some 25 pilots by next summer. The announcement...
By Brian Dolan February 24, 2009
Indianapolis-based Community Health Network announced today that it will launch its myCommunity Pillbox application for the Apple iPhone and iTouch at the Leadership Summit on Consumer Connectivity in Carlsbad, CA. The company describes the app as "an innovative, user-friendly method for patients to manage medications and important medical information." The company said the app's Version 1.0...
By Brian Dolan February 20, 2009
New York-based Phreesia, which provides a free patient-intake solution for physicians' waiting rooms, raised $11.6 million in venture capital. The company's third round of funding was led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, which has a $116 million war chest into which eleven independent BlueCross and BlueShield companies have committed capital. Return investors Polaris Venture Partners,...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2009
A mobile software company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma told their local news station they stand to gain a "substantial" amount of business because of the more than $19 billion allocated for healthcare I.T. spending in the federal stimulus plan.  The company, called Anyware Mobile Solutions offers its Reform XT mobile-centered solution to any business looking to cut back on workflow and increase...
By Brian Dolan February 18, 2009
While the more than $19 billion stimulus funds for healthcare I.T. don't specify it--they will help mHealth, PHR providers and health monitoring devices generate up to $460 million in revenue come 2013, according to a recent report by Parks Associates. The key is to target the disease management (DM) industry. Parks points not only to the Obama administration's stimulus package and reform plans,...