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By Brian Dolan September 16, 2009
A representative from Epocrates has clarified the announcement that the company would no longer support older Windows Mobile and Palm devices -- the company said that the majority of Palm OS devices will continue to have support from Epocrates. Here's the update: "We are not ceasing support for all Palm and Windows Mobile devices, only a handful of older operating systems that do not have the...
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2009
A few readers have mentioned an email they received from Epocrates yesterday: The notice informs users of "older Palm and Windows Mobile devices" that Epocrates is beginning to phase out support for their devices. While the missive does not include a time line for the phasing out process, it appears that PDA users are still able to purchase Epocrates software from the company's website. As of...
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Wireless remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions provider Corventis announced today that it has finished enrolling patients into its MUSIC (Multi-Sensor Monitoring in Congestive Heart Failure) program, which includes two trials: the MUSIC Asia (180 patients) and the pivotal MUSIC study (362 patients). The trials aim to develop and evaluate an algorithm to predict heart failure events....
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
By Dr. Stephen Schimpff, author of The Future of Medicine – Mega Trends in Healthcare Sometimes the doctor patient interaction is far from adequate, but new mobile robotic technologies can help resolve the problem. I have a colleague who developed a cardiac arrhythmia called paroxysmal atrial tachycardia or PAT. The treatment was to thread a small catheter via the femoral artery in his groin up...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2009
According to a survey conducted by MDsearch, 53 percent of physicians who responded to the survey said that they own a smartphone, and of that group 63 percent use mobile medical applications. Curiously though, MDSearch did not explain how many physicians actually took part in the survey or other details -- so take the numbers as light reading or simply fodder for future research. As might be...
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
Henry Ford Health System conducted a pilot of Pharos Innovations' "device-free" remote patient monitoring solution that reduced expected hospital admissions for enrolled heart failure patients by 36 percent after six months. The healthcare system launched the pilot last July and the pilot concluded at the end of 2008. By "device-free," Pharos Innovations means that its solution does not require...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2009
Mobile software developer Epocrates released survey results that polled nurses who use their Epocrates smartphone application. This most recent survey follows a similar format to the one the company conducted recently with medical students -- revisit the results from that poll here. Here are the metrics that resulted from the most recent Epocrates survey: More than half of the nurses express...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2009
Two years ago, Ohio State University College of Medicine's Vice Dean of Education, Catherine Lucey and a fourth year medical student going into plastic surgery, Justin Harper, spearheaded the school's use of iPod Touches and iPhones as medical and learning tools on campus. In the video below, (UPDATE: which was created by CurrentMedicine.tv), Lucey and Harper discuss how the program has evolved...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2009
According to a report by MedMarket Diligence, investments and other financings into the medical technology market have topped $400 million during both July and August. September is expected to bring another month with more than $400 million in investments. Wireless sensing and communications developer CardioMEMS was one medtech company that scooped up funding last month: the company announced a $...
By Brian Dolan September 4, 2009
UK-based publication, The Engineer, has a short and sweet commentary that raises the issue of privacy -- but not in the regulatory, protect-my-health-data sense. The brief editorial wonders where the line should be drawn for remote monitoring of older relatives and friends. The Engineer reported on A&D Medical's Bluetooth blood pressure cuff and Bluetooth-enabled weight scale attaining...

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