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By Brian Dolan July 31, 2009
Software Advice put together a helpful feature called, Which Smartphone Will Own the Healthcare Market? Software Advice's Chris Thorman told mobihealthnews that the site sent its survey out to 700 people and received responses from 70 people via the online survey. Here are just some of the graphs that the group put together: Smartphone Penetration vs. User Group Which Apps Are You Currently Using...
By Brian Dolan July 30, 2009
Wireless healthcare is, ultimately, a consumer play. That was one key message built-in to both West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Eric Topol's presentation and CardioNet's Director of Business Development Aaron Goldmuntz's presentation this week at the Qualcomm Smart Services Leadership Summit. There are currently 1.2 million people who use mobile fitness products to track their vital signs...
By Brian Dolan July 29, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the medical costs of treating obesity-related diseases topped $147 billion in 2008, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. During the past decade that cost of treating obesity effectively doubled: The medical costs associated with obesity were pegged at $74 billion in 1998. The number of obese people in the U.S. rose ...
By Brian Dolan July 29, 2009
"It is really not all about the technology," explained Dr. Daniel Sands, senior medical informatics director for Cisco Systems, during his keynote at the World Health Care Congress's Wireless Health event this week. "My talk is entitled 'It's not about the technology, confessions of a healthcare technologist.'" "So it's a first," Sands said. "Everything we do is a first. So, we are excited by the...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2009
CardioNet's Director of Business Development Aaron Goldmuntz laid out his company's growth strategy during a presentation this morning at Qualcomm's Smart Services Leadership Summit here in San Diego. Immediate opportunities for growth, Goldmuntz said, included leveraging CardioNet's platform to develop additional applications that relate to atrial fibrillation. Adjacent markets could include...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2009
The way that we listen to music these days is completely different from the way it used to be; the way we communicate via electronic messaging is also very different; so is the way we read books thanks to devices like Amazon's Kindle, explained The West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Eric Topol at the Qualcomm Smart Services Summit in San Diego this morning. "Wouldn't it be natural -- knowing...
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2009
Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced a joint venture to provide advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) services, including wireless healthcare applications, devices and services. The as yet unnamed joint venture will be led by Steve Pazol, Qualcomm's VP of Global Smart Services. M2M is broadly defined as the market for devices that connect through wireless markets to each other, wireless sensors...
By Brian Dolan July 27, 2009
The Wireless Health or WiHealth event kicked off in Boston yesterday with a keynote presented by Janet Marchibroda, IBM's newly appointed Chief Healthcare Officer, and former founding CEO of the eHealth Initiative (eHI). Minutes into her keynote Marchibroda made a bold and seemingly odd statement for a keynoter at an event that is focused is wireless health: "I'm not going to spend time on...
By Brian Dolan July 27, 2009
Digital sales and health marketing company Physicians Interactive (PI) acquired mobile medical content publisher Skyscape late last week for an undisclosed sum. PI stated in the press release announcing the acquisition that the deal gives its partners access to Skyscape's more than 1 million users. Skyscape's mobile apps and PDA programs for health practitioners compete with similar offerings...
By Brian Dolan July 27, 2009
Third acquisition in 10 months expands delivery of medical content to more than one million health care professionals LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., July 23 -- Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), the leading digital sales and health marketing partner for life sciences companies, today announced the acquisition of Skyscape Inc., the world's No. 1 service for trusted medical information delivered via mobile...

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