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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...
By Brian Dolan 10:38 am June 30, 2009
Keeping clinicians connected in-house: NetMotion Wireless provides software that maintains security and provides more seamless roaming when mobile users are moving between networks. It also keeps mobile applications up and running should a network disruption occur -- like when entering an elevator, maybe? Today NetMotion Wireless today announced that Wichita Clinic, the largest outpatient multi-...
By Brian Dolan 11:39 am June 29, 2009
By Dr. Stephen Schimpff, author of The Future of Medicine - Mega Trends in Healthcare  E-medicine will have a wide, growing and very important place in the delivery of health care in the years to come. By e-medicine I refer to simple approaches like email all the way to the very complex telesurgery done remotely across continents with a robot. There are many hurdles, not the least of which are...
By Brian Dolan 09:50 am June 29, 2009
Last week at the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle, Washington about 200 health industry thought leaders convened to discuss electronic medical records and wireless health services.  Scroll through this slideshow of images taken from the show in Seattle for some of the memorable quotes and points made during the course of the event last Monday and Tuesday.  >> CONTINUE