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By Brian Dolan 11:02 am July 8, 2009
Even though Manhattan Research recently published a report that found twice as many physicians are using iPhones this year than last year, the most popular smartphones in use by physicians today are BlackBerrys. mobihealthnews recently had the chance to discuss wireless healthcare trends with BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's Fraser Edward who heads the company's Healthcare Marketing Group....
By Brian Dolan 07:59 am July 8, 2009
Healthagen recently announced that it had extended the functionalities of its iPhone app iTriage to other smartphone platforms by optimizing its website for mobile browsers. While the company did not launch apps for each of these platforms, it noted BlackBerry, Android, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Palm, T-Mobile, Sony [Ericsson] and Motorola as some of the smartphone makers with devices that could now...
By Brian Dolan 12:40 pm July 7, 2009
For the past 11 years Hospitals & Health Networks (HH&N) magazine has published a list of the Most Wired Hospitals in the U.S. and in recent years the publication has also listed the top 25 Most Wireless Hospitals, an award sponsored by Intel. HH&N is published by Health Forum, an American Hospital Association company. The Most Wired Awards aim to identify hospitals that are using IT...
By Brian Dolan 07:33 am July 7, 2009
Be wary of studies that aim to determine the efficacy of "electronic messages" for chronic disease management if they were conducted four or five years ago. Four or five years may not seem like a long time for advances in chronic disease management but four years is an eon for electronic messaging. A study conducted by physicians at Group Health Cooperative in Washington and Idaho tracked 2,924...
By Brian Dolan 08:02 am July 3, 2009
According to a report on CNBC, the Airstrip software, which Apple demonstrated at its most recent World Wide Developers Conference is now used by 2,000 doctors in 100 hospitals nationwide. Those users pay the company hundreds of dollars a month in subscription fees. "With Airstrip, we provide physicians with real time, remote access to critical patient data, any time, anywhere, on their mobile...
By Brian Dolan 07:05 am July 2, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine's senior director for voice and data services, Andrew Pizzimenti isn't sure that the "Holy Grail" of mobile devices for health practitioners has been created yet. During a virtual interview at the Cisco Live event held in San Francisco this week, Pizzimenti told Computer World that the device might be a smartphone, an e-book reader or a netbook or maybe none of the...
By Brian Dolan 02:00 am July 2, 2009
"You are not going to get paid for cool ideas," IntelliDOT CEO and founder of CardioNet James Sweeney told a group of wireless health entrepreneurs at the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance event last month. "You are not going to get paid for saving lives. You are not going to get paid for anything unless you can prove that you can save them money." Sweeney's words clearly still echo in the halls of...
By Brian Dolan 12:36 pm July 1, 2009
Wireless sensor-powered remote monitoring company WellAWARE recently inked deals with two large faith-based nursing charities just weeks after the company launched, according to a report over at ZDNet Healthcare. The deals come after five years of development and pilots. A total of 60 facilities currently have WellAWARE installed. When a resident's movement and activities differ from the norm,...
By Brian Dolan 08:40 am July 1, 2009
XM satellite radio's ReachMD recently launched a new iPhone application that includes all of the continuing medical education (CME) offerings from its previous app plus a live stream of the XM radio station for free right from the user's phone. During its first week available in the iPhone AppStore, ReachMD MedicalRadio had 3,000 downloads, CEO Gary Epstein told mobihealthnews. The original...
By Brian Dolan 05:40 am July 1, 2009
Texas-based arrythmia monitoring provider eCardio announced today an undisclosed minority investment from Sequoia Capital. This investment marks the first round of institutional funding for the company since its founding in 2004. Sequoia has previously invested in Apple, Cisco, PayPal, Google, Oracle, Yahoo, YouTube and other well-known tech companies.  "eCardio has experienced tremendous growth...