A "tablet-based" hospital and other mHealth news

By Brian Dolan
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Apple iPad"First" tablet-based American hospital? According to a report in the San Diego Business Journal, "Palomar Pomerado Health is working with San Jose-based Cisco Systems Inc. to be the first American hospital network to use tablet-based systems." The very first? San Diego Business Journal

WiFi-enabled home health startup seeks $6.8 million in VC: Healthsense, which offers a number of home health monitoring services including one that was recently certified by the WiFi Alliance, aims to raise $6.8 million in venture capital, according to a docutment filed with the SEC this week. MedCity News

SMS/Texting for HIV prevention: "More than 4,000 students from Zimbabwe’s colleges and universities have joined the organization, called “Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team” (SAYWHAT)." AudienceScapes

Mobile banking meets maternity care: In Kenya, patients at Nairobi's Pumwani Maternity Hospital can now use a smart card system to upload small amounts of money through the M-PESA cellphone money transfer facility and have their bill deducted from the savings on the prepaid card. AllAfrica

Physician tests iPad out on his rounds: "This July, I also took that opportunity to test the iPad on the wards to experience firsthand how it stacked up. Well, it certainly lived up to the hype!" FutureDocs

Mobile video consults trial: Phillipines test out 3G video consultations between physicians and patients. 3G Doctor

CNN covers wireless health: In case you missed it, CNN Money recently posted a video called "Health Care goes wireless" that focuses predominantly on the Med Apps suite of applications and devices. Video