Port St. Lucie, FL. -- September 9, 2009 -- Healthcare delivery needs to get serious about using technology, according to a new report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. "We have consensus that health care cost growth is unsustainable, but obvious technology-enabled solutions are both available and still largely ignored. But by 2020, consumers will insist on and care providers shift to a more tech-enabled process, says Laurie Orlov, principal analyst and author of the report "Calibrated Care is Closer to Home."
"You can enable ubiquitous [wireless health] sensing, but without a services and disease management workflow system in place, who is this data going to?" Duke University Adjunct Associate Professor Gopal Chopra explained to Mobihealthnews in a recent interview. "Who will interpret it? If there are algorithms involved with telling users what to do, well, who is overseeing that?
The California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) just published a must-read report called Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care, by health economist and management consultant Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
Henry Ford Health System conducted a pilot of Pharos Innovations' "device-free" remote patient monitoring solution that reduced expected hospital admissions for enrolled heart failure patients by 36 percent after six months. The healthcare system launched the pilot last July and the pilot concluded at the end of 2008.
NORTHFIELD, IL -- 09/08/09 -- Pharos Innovations announced today that results of the Henry Ford Health System Patient-Centered Team Care program show a 36% reduction in expected all-cause hospital admissions for enrolled heart failure patients after six months of enrollment and a return of 2.3:1 vs. program costs.
At a company event today Apple announced a new iPod nano that has a video camera, FM radio and a pedometer. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that the step counts and estimated calories burned data collected by the iPod nano can be sent to the user's Nike+ iPod account for tracking.
"iPod nano is the world's most popular music player with over 100 million sold," Jobs stated in a company release. Despite the additional features added to the new iPod nano, it will still cost between $149 and $179.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 -- Apple today introduced the new iPod nano, adding a video camera, mic and speaker to the world's most popular music player. Music lovers can now shoot video wherever they are, view it on their iPod nano and use their computers to easily transfer their videos to YouTube. The new iPod nano features an ultra-thin and sleek design with a larger 2.2-inch color display and gorgeous polished aluminum and glass enclosure. iPod nano also features a built-in FM radio with live pause and iTunes(R) Tagging, as well as a built-in pedometer.
The largest mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, might bring its brand to the U.S. and offer DoCoMo wireless service over T-Mobile USA's or AT&T's network, according to reports in Japan Today and Japan Times. The reports claim that the carrier is interested in launching its advanced mobile Internet services for the U.S. market.
Wireless healthcare technology company Halo Monitoring has connected its personal health monitoring and alert system to Microsoft's online health data repository, HealthVault.
Seniors can now choose to have their myHalo 24/7 vital signs and ADLs securely transmitted to Microsoft HealthVault