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By Brian Dolan March 13, 2009
The FDA has cleared GE Healthcare's ECG solution, called the portable MAC 800, which the company says is based on cell phone technology. The device was originally introduced into China's market last year and will become commercially available in the US during the second quarter. The device includes the keypad of a mobile phone and a full-size color display, which both help doctors or other...
By Brian Dolan March 12, 2009
John Halamka, MD, MS, the CIO of CareGroup Health System and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, has cut the cord and no longer has a landline phone. Halamka wrote a post about going all mobile over at his blog Life as a Healthcare CIO. Halamka is also Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician. This is a puff piece,...
By Brian Dolan March 12, 2009
April is a big month for wireless medicine events and the mobihealthnews team will be at all the big ones: CTIA Wireless, BodyNets09, HIMSS, World Healthcare Congress, Health 2.0 and ATA 2009. If you'll be attending any of these events and would like to meet up, be sure to send me an email. If you'll be at CTIA Wireless, don't miss the session I helped put together on wireless medicine... details...
By Brian Dolan March 11, 2009
American Public Media's Marketplace radio program had a quick piece on wireless medicine recently that included interviews with a number of doctors. Leslie Saxon, head of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Southern California, said during the program that she would guess there nearly a "half million patients with networked-implanted devices" like wirelessly-connected heart monitors.  "[...
By Brian Dolan March 11, 2009
While it's been available for download for a few weeks, Healthagen just officially announced the launch of its iTriage iPhone app (not to be confused with Triage Wireless). Designed by two Denver-based ER doctors, iTriage aims to help consumers make better healthcare decisions by providing relevant medical info, transparency around quality, and info and access to local healthcare facilities. Here...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2009
Sicel Technologies, a developer of wireless implantable sensors, has received clearance from the FDA to begin marketing DVS-HFT, the next-gen of its wireless implantable dosimeter that measures radiation dose at the tumor site. Health & Beauty Care Executive magazine and Good Housekeeping magazine each gave awards to A&D's Wellness Connected services, according to the company. The devices...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2009
The most recent of the Health Affairs journal just went to print and one paper in the journal discusses the barriers toward personal health record (PHR) adoptions and potential solutions to some of the barriers. Not surprisingly, one potential solution suggested is accessing PHRs via mobile phone.  "It is imperative that these barriers hampering adoption of personal health records be addressed....
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2009
InfoLogix and Chesterfield, Missouri-based Sisters of Mercy Health System have inked a deal to deploy wireless multi-site medical communications throughout the seven state area hospitals, physician practices and outpatient clinics. As part of the deal across three of the health system's campuses, some 240 mobile phones will be distributed to doctors, nurses and patients (?) at Mercy hospitals....
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2009
  Dr. Phillip Olla penned a rather comprehensive trend piece on the "M-health phenomenon" over at the MOCOM 2009 site.  Olla lays out his definition of mobile health and also builds the case for why mHealth has serious potential to help improve healthcare for marginalized populations the world over. The author also mentions his upcoming book: Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications, ...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2009
Dr. Matthew Decaro's free iPhone app for doctors proves that there are any number of small inefficiencies in a typical doctor's day that could be improved by simple mobile applications. Decaro's app, called ABG, analyzes blood gas levels in a matter of seconds, saving doctors a few minutes per calculation. Doctors without the application typically look up numbers on arterial blood extractions in...