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By Brian Dolan May 7, 2009
"I think what's missing from a lot of these mobile [health] demos is the patient-doctor interaction," Kaiser Permanente's Ted Eytan said during an interview on the sidelines of the Health 2.0 conference earlier this month. "If my doctor recommended a mobile service and said, 'Hey, I've looked at this and I think it would be useful,' then I'd be more likely to use it." As we have noted in the past...
By Brian Dolan April 20, 2009
Photo Credit: Datadyne.org Last week Vital Wave Consulting noted that a number of large technology vendors have made investments in mobile health initiatives for developed markets. Vital Wave pointed out that the timing was probably meant to coincide with the U.S. government's plan to invest $20 billion into modernizing healthcare. GE and Intel recently announced a joint $250 million investment...
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 13, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs recently offered a vision of future mobile applications that included enhanced reality where mobile phones can use location data and cameras to identify people and places. While Jacobs did not give a time frame for his vision's realization, it may be much sooner than he thinks. If you ask iVisit, the precursor technology to the one Jacobs described will be available this...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2009
While Diversinet and AllOne Mobile didn't have a booth at the HIMSS event here in Chicago, the companies were busy meeting with the major EHR vendors, solidifying existing relationships and ensuring they have every segment of the EHR market mobilized. It's a simplification, however, to spin AllOne Mobile as a company that only mobilizes health records--as the name suggests, AllOne's vision is...
By Brian Dolan March 31, 2009
The mHealth Initiative Spring Seminar here in Boston kicked off today with about 30 attendees from various segments of the mobile health sector, including Google, Orlando Health, AllOne Mobile/Diversinet, Verizon Wireless and Nortel. The mHealth Initiative's President Claudia Tessier kicked off the event by explaining the difference between the mHI and her previous mobile health group, MoHCA....
By Brian Dolan March 26, 2009
BoxTone and Wallace Wireless announced plans to help the public sector, public safety and health care companies tighten the security for their BlackBerry platforms. Chicken before egg: Lifespan looks to create EMRs that will hook up to its medical device peripherals. ZDNet wonders if new NCHIT David Blumenthal thinks of "open" as in "Google open" or as in "iPhone open" when he refers to an open "...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
One of the key pillars of eHealth is online symptom databases and one of the earliest vendors to enter that space was A.D.A.M., which sold CD-ROMs during the dotCom days of yore. The company has recently white labeled their Symptom Navigator as an iPhone app that caregivers can re-brand and offer to their patients. Mobihealthnews caught up with A.D.A.M.'s Greg Juhn, SVP Product Strategy to...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2009
During a discussion of personal health records (PHRs) at TEPR+ today, James Mault, MD, director of new products and business development for Microsoft's Health Solutions Group stated numerous times that HealthVault and Google Health are not competitors--both services are fighting non-consumption of personal health records. While the quip is perhaps true given that PHR adoption rates are still in...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2009
The big mHealth news out of TEPR+ after Day 1 of mHealth programming: Google Health's integrated partner Anvita, formerly SafeMed, has developed a Mobile Viewer for Google Health that is built on Google's Android mobile platform. Roni Zeiger, project manager of Google Health invited Anvita Health's Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer Ahmed Ghouri to  demonstrate the new Google Health mobile app...