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By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
According to a recent report from Wireless Week, Epocrates' mobile application played a pivotal role in getting the word out to physicians that the psoriasis drug Raptiva had been pulled from the market because it may play a role in a potentially fatal brain condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A few hours after the drug was pulled from the market, Epocrates sent an...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
You can expect the Continua Health Alliance to announce two new certified products by next week, Rick Cnossen, chairman of the alliance's technical working group, told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas. Cnossen said that one of the products will also be the first Bluetooth-enabled Continua-certified product to hit the market. So far, Continua has only...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
PUK Ventures invested almost $1.1 million into UK-based startup, Monica Healthcare, which develops wireless technology for monitoring the health expectant mothers and their fetuses. The company raised $1.6 million in total for the round. Monica Healthcare was spun out from the University of Nottingham in May 2005. The company has a number of other wearable devices under development for accessible...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
At the Lunch and Launch event at the Health 2.0 meets Ix event in Boston last week, mHealth companies dominated. The audience voted in two of the mobile phone-powered health solutions as the most impressive--Living Profiles, a Project HealthDesign startup partially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and FrontlineSMS:Medic. According to Living Profiles' site, "The specific segment of the...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
During the past two days the mobihealthnews team has been covering the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston, MA. For those readers who were unable to make it to the show we also put together a quick photo essay that includes just some of the speakers and panels that were on-stage at the event this past week. Click here to scroll through the photos we captured at the Health 2.0 event that took...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
A.D.A.M. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Greene (right) amused the audience and ACOR's Gilles Frydman (left) by referencing Thomas Jefferson half a dozen times during a plenary session on Wednesday here at Health 2.0 in Boston. Sensei CEO Bob Schwarzberg demonstrates his company's latest iPhone application, My Diabetes Guide. A.D.A.M. CEO Kevin Noland demonstrates his company's latest iPhone...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
Participatory medicine is taking hold among citizens and health professionals, The Pew Internet & American Life Project's health research and digital strategy head Susannah Fox said during an plenary session here at Health 2.0 in Boston. There are, however, pockets of people who lack access to basic technology, lack the skills to participate, lack the interest to try something new, or lack...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
"Nobody walks into a doctor's office anymore without a cell phone," Neil Calman, co-founder and President, Institute for Family Health, said during the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston. "Even the 80-year-olds have cell phones now. Connectivity is not the problem," he said.  Calman is right to note that almost everyone has a mobile now. As we learned at CTIA...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
Low-power Bluetooth connections are set to enable even more health functionalities for the mobile phone, according to Nick Hunn over at Creative Connectivity. Hunn recently attended a Bluetooth conference in Tokyo, Japan, which included the first public demos of the new Bluetooth low energy standard.  "The exciting aspect of Bluetooth low energy is its ability to enable low cost devices to be...
By Brian Dolan April 22, 2009
During the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference this afternoon, Dr. Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M. wove historical trivia with mixed metaphors to explain Health 2.0: The first two presidents of the U.S., Washington and Adams, never shook hands while president, instead they bowed, Greene said. U.S. citizens similarly bowed back. President Thomas Jefferson changed...

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