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By Brian Dolan March 17, 2009
Boston-based mHealth Initiative has outlined its proposal for how the U.S. healthcare system could be restructured to save money and increase quality of care by implementing mobiles throughout the healthcare value chain. mHI calls it "participatory healthcare." mHI calls for this restructuring to occur over the next decade.  The executive summary of the mHI's restructuring ideas are included...
By Brian Dolan February 20, 2009
As expected, the Medical Records Institute seems to have folded. We heard whisperings of lay-offs at the MRI and now a press release from the mHealth Initiation (mHI) today announces that the MRI's founder and CEO Peter Waegemann is moving from the MRI to the new mHI. "It's time to put our energy into the new and exciting field of cell phones in healthcare. This is where the action is. This is...
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2009
If the rumors are to believed, the TEPR+ 2009 event last week in Palm Springs, CA could have been the final Toward an Electronic Patient Record event put on by the Medical Records Institute. While the for-profit MRI has already announced the formation of a non-profit mHealth Initiative (mHI) and an associated mHealth event this December in Boston, MA, the group has not formally announced the...
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2009
Cellular Specialties, Inc.'s (CSI) President of Custom Solutions Kelley Carr found the mHealth Revolution program at TEPR "fascinating", especially since it means hospitals will need companies like CSI all the more. Distributed antenna systems like the one CSI integrates into hospitals will make it possible for hospitals to offer cell phone applications to their doctors by guaranteeing those...
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2009
A recent reader comment about SMS security and reliability issues, dovetails nicely with the presentation that Barbara Rapchak, CEO of Leap of Faith Technologies gave last week at the TEPR conference in Palm Springs. Her company conducted a medicine compliance pilot study that sent text messages reminding users to take their medication on-time--but the texts were not sent over a wireless carrier'...
By Brian Dolan February 6, 2009
At the TEPR conference in Palm Springs this week, Arlene Harris, Chairwoman and co-founder of Greatcall, the parent company of the senior-focused Jitterbug mobile phone service announced her company's plans to offer a number of mHealth related applications and services. Harris said Jitterbug plans to do offer the services over the same types of phones that her company has been offering to the 55...
By Brian Dolan February 6, 2009
The founder of TEPR and CEO of the Medical Records Institute, Peter Waegemann, announced that one of the first pilot projects of his newly formed mHealth Initiative (mHI) is to create an "mHealth City" out of Boston, MA. (This is exciting news for mobihealthnews since we, too, are in Boston.) "We want to get to a point where everyone in greater Boston has the capability to put personal health...
By Brian Dolan February 6, 2009
During the final presentations at an mHealth Workshop at TEPR this week, Barry Greene, President & CEO, Libertas.md & Med Practice Informatics outlined the return on investment for deploying a simple text message-based communications tool in a hypothetical one doctor practice. Greene showed significant costs saving and revenue boosting opportunities can be leveraged by using text messages...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2009
The co-founder and chairman of Jitterbug, the senior-focused mobile phone service, Arlene Harris weighed in on mHealth during a question and answer period here at TEPR. Harris summed up the mHealth opportunity rather succinctly: "There is a perfect storm coming here," Harris said. "The confluence of technologies like broadband in the home, internet-enabled wireless devices in the home, internet-...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2009
WellDoc's Vice President of Healthcare Integration Malinda Peeples outlined the company's ongoing pilot of a mobile phone-based diabetes monitoring system, that is partially funded by LifeScan and Sprint. Peeples noted the opportunities for mHealth in endocrinology and diabetes in particular by pointing to the 21 million Americans currently living with diabetes, the 54 million "pre-diabetic"...