Diabetes

By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Earlier this year we reported that Kaiser Permanente was planning on rolling out a national campaign for text message based appointment reminders after the company conducted a successful pilot. This week at the HIMSS event in Chicago, we caught up with Kaiser's Director of Enterprise Engineering Carlos Matos and VP of Public Relations Holly Potter to discuss the text message reminder rollout and...
By Brian Dolan April 4, 2009
During his keynote at CTIA, Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol outlined a top ten list for conditions and diseases that are already benefiting from wireless health services or soon will. Here's Topol's Top Ten (in alphabetical order) with a figure of the number of Americans affected by each condition or disease. Did he miss any notable opportunities? Top Ten Targets for Wireless Medicine Alzheimer's...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
Thanks to the focus on mHealth at the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week, a number of bigger players are opening up about their plans to launch mHealth services in the year ahead. Great Call's Jitterbug phone service for the less tech-savvy older demographic (and anyone else looking for a very, very simple user interface) told Wireless Week that it has firm plans in place for a medication adherence...
By Brian Dolan April 1, 2009
During a keynote at the CTIA Wireless event here in Las Vegas, Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg mentioned the mHealth opportunity for the wireless industry a number of times. It could help push the industry to 500 percent penetration, he said. Seidenberg announced that Verizon Wireless, which Verizon partially owns, is launching a new 4G innovation center for its next generation network...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2009
One of the first start-ups we interviewed earlier this year, Zume Life is set to officially launch its personal health management system for consumers that have complex health regimens, including those with multiple chronic conditions (diabetes, heart disease, depression, autoimmune diseases, cancer, obesity, etc.)-to help them manage their daily, ongoing self-care tasks by making it easy to...
By Brian Dolan March 23, 2009
Intel's Chairman, Craig Barrett, knows a thing or two about healthcare. Partly because he and his wife provide health insurance for the 75 people who work at the resort they personally own. Partly because he's the chairman of one of the biggest company's in the technology business. And partly because he owns horses. "I have horses who have their own electronic medical records and better health...
By Brian Dolan March 20, 2009
An article in Health Populi reported that 1 in 4 people with chronic conditions are delaying care, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging. The survey found that the percentage of Baby Boomer women delaying care was much higher at 39 percent and Latinos were even higher at 43 percent. The survey polled 1,000 people 44-years-old and up with chronic conditions. Two-thirds...
By Brian Dolan March 18, 2009
Following up on yesterday's top story: Apple's iPhone 3.0 update, which included a number of mHealth implications, we caught up with LifeScan's Director of Communications Dave Detmers today. Detmers discussed the company's demo at Apple's event yesterday and fleshed out the background story on its Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor that synchs up with the iPhone 3.0 OS. LifeScan is a Johnson...
By Brian Dolan March 17, 2009
As I predicted last week, Apple announced this afternoon new features of the iPhone OS 3.0 platform that will enable a new host of mobile health applications, devices and services. Today's event at Apple's headquarters included speakers from LifeScan, a Johnson&Johnson company, as well as advanced functionality for connecting accessories like medical devices via USB and Bluetooth (Continua,...
By Brian Dolan February 25, 2009
A UK nanotech company reportedly developed a mobile phone prototype with Nokia that can detect various diseases or medical conditions from a user's breath. The company, Applied Nanodetectors, claims the device can detect asthma, diabetes, lung cancer, breath odor, breath alcohol concentration and a certain type of food poisoning, according to Nikkei Electronics. The company demoed its prototype...

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