A mobile health baker's dozen: Quick Links

By Brian Dolan

CellTrak BlackBerryGerson Lehrman Group: The wireless "trend is quietly and swiftly permeating the medical sector." More

From paper records to mobile records: Vancouver, Canada-based Community Home Support Services Association (CHSSA) supports elderly people who live with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes. It recently switched from paper records to mobile phone powered documentation. Here's how: CHSSA along with their partner Procura found that CellTrak running on BlackBerry devices on the Rogers Wireless network had an efficient, secure easy-to-use point of care mobile data solution, that would replace most of their paper and manual processes. More

Diabetes and wireless sensors: Spain-based Atos Origin is coordinating a project called REACTION, for the remote monitoring of medical information related to diabetes patients and their treatment and health care, through a wireless sensor-enabled system. More

ECG phone in Singapore: In Singapore, the smartphone that doubles as an ECG device: "Inside this device there exists an ECG machine, which allows a non-medically trained person to perform an ECG by him or herself just by touching their fingers on the sides of the phone," according to an AFP report. It also works as an old-fashioned mobile phone. More

Apple-centered fitness: Peaksware and Digifit announced data upload capability thanks to Digifit Ecosystem, Digifit's new universal app suite for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. More

Hospitals using mobiles for supply chain management: VHA, a national health care network, tapped MicroStrategy to build a mobile application that provides member hospitals with instant access to supply chain analytics data. VHA members can view price benchmarking and spending reports to help them manage and monitor cost reduction efforts via their iPhone or iPad. More

Rehab reference app for iPad and iPhone: Widener University’s Institute for Physical Therapy Education faculty members Dawn Gulick and Christopher Wise just launched an iPhone app for rehab professionals, iOrtho. More

$800M for rural (and hospital) broadband: Last week President Obama announced a $795 million government program to develop broadband access in rural areas. The program will include grants for 900 healthcare facilities. More

More on the VA Hearing: Continua's statement about the VA hearing on wireless technologies for rural health: More

M2M for sleep apnea, diabetes: Embedded wireless systems company Cinterion, which specializes in machine-to-machine technology, shares some thoughts on wireless technology for diabetes and sleep apnea care. More

Beyond Text4Baby: Maternal care, infant mortality and mHealth. More

High level trend discussion: The Chicago Tribune's health report interviews Emblaze consulting about the mobile health opportunity over at ReachMD radio. Listen in here.

Mobile email metrics: Gartner predicts worldwide users of mobile email services will top 1 billion by 2014. More

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