Round-up: Halamka cuts cord, HC drives WiFi "n"

By Brian Dolan
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John Halamka, MD, MS, the CIO of CareGroup Health System and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, has cut the cord and no longer has a landline phone. Halamka wrote a post about going all mobile over at his blog Life as a Healthcare CIO. Halamka is also Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.

This is a puff piece, but indicative of Qualcomm's growing focus on connected health: Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs gave a keynote at an event in Michigan where he touted the future of wireless medicine and other roles for ubiquitous devices.

A quick post from a few weeks ago about a dentist who uses text message appointment reminders and one of his patients who finds them helpful.

ABI reports that higher-education applications and healthcare applications are driving demand for 802.11n WiFi devices.

FDA unveiled a new research collaborative for nanotechnology studies.

If you liked our feature on the "real" top ten iPhone Medical apps yesterday, check out the top 100 iPhone Apps for your health and fitness, as compiled by the Black Fitness Blog. Extensive list gives a taste of what's out there for iPhone fitness apps.