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By Brian Dolan 09:38 am June 3, 2009
There is little benefit to be gained from deciphering the ever-moving target of teen speak, which at the present time is greatly influenced by abbreviations used when text messaging. "IDK my BFF Jill," as the popular Cingular wireless commercial once taught us. For the healthcare industry, though, some wireless industry semantics are worth exploring at the risk of remaining known as the industry...
By Brian Dolan 09:06 am June 2, 2009
Michael Goldberg of Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) is currently, actively pursuing start-ups in the personalized medicine sector, including companies that make use of wireless sensors to collect clinically-actionable data for point-of-care. Goldberg's firm recently invested in wireless remote monitoring company Corventis. mobihealthnews recently had the opportunity to discuss MDV's interest in the...
By Brian Dolan 06:21 am June 1, 2009
The American Medical Association's AMNews just reported on the Manhattan Research report from last month that found 64 percent of doctors now use smartphones. The article, however,  includes some interesting insights from the report's authors as well as from some doctors who have led the trend by using smartphones to access medical records and more. "You have to make it very easy for the average...
By Brian Dolan 09:30 am May 31, 2009
mobihealthnews recently caught up with Scott Eising, director of product management for Mayo Clinic Internet Services, to discuss his group's strategy and pain points for moving Mayo Clinic's online offerings to the mobile platform. Every major provider of health services and information is trying to figure out how best to go mobile. Eising offered a peek behind the curtain at Mayo to discuss...
By Brian Dolan 08:02 am May 30, 2009
A new mobile application created by a rehabilitation care services company for its workers has cut its patients' wait times down from 18 hours in some cases to less than 60 minutes. RehabCare Group built the app on top of Salesforce.com's Force.com platform and has equipped its staff with a version that works on their Apple iPhones.  It only took 4 days to create the new application. "We have a...
By Brian Dolan 10:00 am May 29, 2009
You might call her the first iPhone Doctor. If Natalie Hodge, MD, has her way, though, she won't be the last. Hodge's start-up Personal Pediatrics aims to equip a fleet of self-starter pediatricians in major metro areas with iPhones, cloud-based practice software and the marketing know-how to court new parents, families and corporate health programs alike. The company's plan points to a growing...
By Brian Dolan 06:51 am May 29, 2009
No surprise here. Popular medical blogger Dr. Kevin Pho, also known as KevinMD, has a noteworthy post on the growing popularity of smartphone use in hospitals and smartphones' "inevitable" displacement of pagers. A recent study by Manhattan Research found that 64 percent of doctors use smartphones like BlackBerrys or iPhones. Each of those platforms support mobile applications that provide pager...
By Brian Dolan 12:16 pm May 27, 2009
mobihealthnews recently caught up with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman of the Life Sciences Prize Group Steering Committee at the X Prize Foundation, and the newly appointed executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute. Soon-Shiong is also founder and chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive chairman and CEO of Abraxis Health.  The Wireless Health Institute (WHI) was established...
By Brian Dolan 11:18 am May 26, 2009
Chances are that by now you have heard about the many surgeries major hospitals across the U.S. have chronicled live (in 140 characters or less) via the increasingly popular social media site Twitter. The site's founders did not come by that 140 characters limit arbitrarily, of course, it just happens to be the same limit for the text messages we send and receive via mobile phones. Twitter is one...
By Brian Dolan 07:01 am May 22, 2009
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has appointed Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as the new executive director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute, which is not to be confused with the recently established West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, California. Soon-Shiong's appointment is effective immediately. Soon-Shiong is the founder and chairman of Abraxis BioScience and executive...