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By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
A pediatrician in Sarasota Springs, NY is the first user of the EMR iPhone application Allscripts announced at the HIMSS event last week, according to a report in Healthcare Informatics. As we reported last week, the application allows clinicians to access Allscripts' EHR at any time from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The app includes a patient's medical summary: history, lab results and medications....
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
Health Populi has a post today reviewing Motorola's Mobility Barometer report that the company shared at the HIMSS event last week. One of the key takeaways from the report: Hospital worker productivity increases after certain mobile applications are adopted. Workers get back about 39 minutes per day on average. According to Motorola, the key benefits of adopting mobile applications in the...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2009
Chilmark Research founder John Moore has a thorough review of the $0.99 iTriage iPhone application, which aims to "marry 'symptomitology' with diagnosis and from there recommended best care procedures/treatment plans and who is most appropriate to conduct those procedures for that given diagnosis," Moore wrote.  In the end Moore concluded that the iTriage packs a lot of utility into a cheap...
By MHN Staff April 16, 2009
You've probably seen it on TV, but it's not common practice: The patient is immersed in an ice water bath to lower body temperature and draw out symptoms -- to determine what the real issues are. After three weeks on the road at various tech conferences, the mobihealthnews team feels like some speakers at The World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. gave us the ice water bath treatment. And...
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
According to a new report from Manhattan Research, the percentage of physicians in the U.S. using smartphones increased to 64 percent. The group increased by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, the study found. The number of physicians using iPhones doubled, Manhattan Research found. Despite the growing adoption of Internet-enabled phones with Web browsers, the research firm's survey also found...
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
Physician-only social network Sermo's Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Sharp told attendees at the World Health Care Congress here in Washington D.C. that Sermo has no immediate plans to launch a mobile application for its 103,000 users. Sharp said he was impressed by the mobile apps out there for physicians already, though. "We don't have any near-term strategies on mobile," Sharp...
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
Novartis CEO and Chairman Daniel Vasella said that technology solutions do not do an adequate job of solving the medical adherence and compliance problem that faces the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Internet programs that provide feedback loops to patients, instruments that can measure biometrics and transmit the data to caregivers, and new pill bottles that can remind you (by text...
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2009
iVisit's Eyal Binshtock recently produced a video demo of the company's SeeScan object recognition application, which the company plans to roll out soon to help the visually impaired. We recently wrote about iVisit's various applications for the visually impaired -- revisit the article here. Check out the one minute demo video below:
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2009
By Carmen R. Gonzalez, Manager of Strategy and Communications, HCG When it comes to successfully completing clinical studies, keeping patients enrolled is crucial. Lengthy trials pose a significant risk of patients dropping out, especially if invasive procedures are involved. In studies that include add-on trials, every patient's continued participation grows even more valuable. In addition,...
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2009
During a panel discussion here at the World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C., PatientsLikeMe Co-Founder, President and Director Benjamin Heywood briefly described his social networking site's growing popularity and aims. Heywood also noted that he's still fascinated that PatientsLikeMe is thrown into the Health 2.0 bucket even though most users of his site are not young "technorati" but...

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