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By MHN Staff 02:03 pm July 13, 2009
CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. - CardioNet (Nasdaq: BEAT), announced today that on Friday, July 10, 2009, it received a letter from Highmark Medicare Services stating effective September 1, 2009 Highmark was adjusting its reimbursement rate for MCOT services to $754 per service. This reimbursement change affects all providers covered under CPT Code 93229. Randy Thurman, Chairman, President and CEO of...
By MHN Staff 02:04 pm July 10, 2009
SAN DIEGO - DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM) today announced the appointment of Eric Topol, M.D. as a member of DexCom’s Board of Directors. Dr. Topol is the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, a National Institutes of Health funded program of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium. In 2009, he was named the Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine....
By Brian Dolan 11:30 am July 10, 2009
Continuous blood glucose monitoring company DexCom has appointed Dr. Eric Topol to its board of directors. Topol also serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Founding Member and Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Board Member of Triage Wireless and was on CardioNet's Scientific Advisory Board previously. DexCom looks to be the first wireless...
By Brian Dolan 07:14 am July 9, 2009
iPhone as hearing aid sounds dubious: TechCrunch points out that the industry may still have a long way to go before we see commercial launches for blood glucose monitors and blood pressure pumps that connected to the iPhone, some health and disability-related apps are available. That includes soundAMP, a hearing aid application that's available in the AppStore for $9.99. More Kaiser Permanente's...
By MHN Staff 02:10 pm July 8, 2009
LAKEWOOD, CO–(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - Healthagen, a developer of healthcare information software, today announced its new partnership with Centura Health, offering a premier listing service for its healthcare facilities in Colorado available on all of its smart phone iTriage applications, including iTriage for the iPhone. With the introduction of this premier level of service, Centura Health...
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...