Chris Gullo

August 16, 2011
The market for Wi-Fi healthcare services will grow to $1.34 billion by 2016, according to a new report by ABI Research. The report, “Wireless Technologies in Professional Healthcare,” examines the expanding size of the global market for Wi-Fi hardware and services. According to ABI Research, Voice over Wi-Fi and RTLS (real-time location systems) will be joined by “medical body area networks” (...
August 16, 2011
Healthagen, developer of iOS app iTriage, announced this week that it is partnering with the emergency staffing and management firm Schumacher Group to integrate iTriage into the more than 180 hospitals the group services in 24 states. The partnership coincides with a major version update for the free app. Designed and developed by two Denver-based ER doctors, iTriage aims to help consumers make...
August 15, 2011
Socket Mobile announced this week the availability of its latest Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7, a barcode scanner with medical applications which has been Apple-certified as a "Made for iPad, iPhone, iPod" accessory. One product in the line, the CHS 7XiRx, features antimicrobial coating for medical settings. The scanner can scan barcode information directly into apps on...
August 12, 2011
Aetna released a new mobile service this week that allows doctors in Aetna’s Florida network to prescribe medication electronically via smartphone or tablet and receive care recommendations for their patients. The service is supported by NaviNet Mobile Connect and is free to Aetna subscribers. NaviNet Mobile Connect subscribers will now receive "Care Considerations" alerts via email, phone and...
August 12, 2011
Global telecommunications provider Vodafone has sold 5.5 percent ($640m) of its Indian subsidiary Vodafone Essar to Indian pharmaceutical company Piramal Healthcare, reports LiveMint. One of the reasons for the deal involves Vodafone's July acquisition of Essar’s 33 percent stake in the Vodafone Essar corporation for $5.46 billion. In accordance with Indian law for foreign investment, Vodafone is...