Mobile health apps: ICD10 apps; Windows Phone 7

By Brian Dolan
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Dr. Chrono inks deal with Vitals: Dr. Chrono, which offers an iPad and web-based electronic medical record application, announced a deal with Vitals, a site that enables patients to search, compare, and rate physicians to provide online appointment scheduling. Dr. Chrono also announced that it was bundling in Remedy Systems e-Prescribing application. Release

Pepsi awards $50K for mHealth project: Pepsi has granted Moped Medical a $50,000 sum to provide health monitoring to New Orleans senior citizens. Moped is a collaboration between AMGlobal Consulting and Sensaris. Mope's offering includes highly mobile medical monitoring system that helps healthcare workers reach patients where they live. "Sensaris’ SensPack, which enables health workers to reach patients where they live and gather, using cell phone connectivity to bring data to a patient’s doctor or care network in real time... [also] contains sensors to measure glucose, blood pressure and pulse oxygen levels, [as well as] a solar or hand-crank charger, making the units a green technology and completely self-sufficient," according to the press release. Release

ICD10 Apps: Apps that enable healthcare workers to look up ICD codes are steadily creeping into app stores and smartphones. Here's one writer's quick review of the trend: "Screenshots and demos of these applications are about as slick as ICD-10 codes can be, and they'll likely make physicians and any staff that use them look pretty good, but it's perhaps too early to tell how useful any of them will prove come deadline day, October 1, 2013," ICD10 Watch's Tom Sullivan writes. Sullivan also quoted IDC analyst Janice Young on ICD10 apps: “Most coding is done by computers or office staff which may not have access to smart phones as physicians do now. I would look at this to be useful for one-off assessments, but expect that the practice management applications or ICD-10 remediation tools will do most of the shift.” ICD10 Watch

Wallace Wireless (WIC Pager) inks deal with Philips Emergin: Wallace Wireless announced integration of its Wallace Information Communicator Pager (WIC Pager) server with the Philips Emergin Event Management Platform. The partnership will enable hospitals to better deliver alert message notifications to BlackBerry smartphones and other mobile devices. WIC Pager is a premium alerting and pager replacement offering. Kansas City Star

Windows Phone 7 launched today: Here's a quick overview with some highlights from Microsoft, video:

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