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By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Earlier this week, AirStrip Technologies announced that the FDA had granted the company's iPhone application, AirStrip OB, clearance to market the app to physicians via Apple's App Store. AirStrip OB enables obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and the baby. The data set includes heart tracings, contraction patterns,...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2009
While Diversinet and AllOne Mobile didn't have a booth at the HIMSS event here in Chicago, the companies were busy meeting with the major EHR vendors, solidifying existing relationships and ensuring they have every segment of the EHR market mobilized. It's a simplification, however, to spin AllOne Mobile as a company that only mobilizes health records--as the name suggests, AllOne's vision is...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2009
The Allscripts booth here at the HIMSS event in Chicago has by most estimates drawn the largest crowd for the past few days. Perhaps one reason for the interest is the company's new iPhone application: Allscripts Remote, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) directly from their iPhone.  Thought Allscripts had already announced an iPhone app...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2009
"The economy has hit bottom," Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol declared during his keynote at the CTIA Wireless event in Las Vegas this week. "But at the same time there has never been more wireless innovation in the medical community." Topol spent much of his twenty five minutes onstage describing and demonstrating examples of that innovation.  "As a cardiologist I never thought I would be seeing...
By Brian Dolan April 6, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with the Institute For The Future's Health Horizons Research Manager Vivian Distler to discuss the current and future states of mHealth, iPhone 3.0, the MD-LINK, "artifacts from the future" and more. Given the Institute For The Future's (IFTF) name, I assume it is focused on the future of healthcare, but how would you characterize the state of wireless medicine...
By Brian Dolan April 4, 2009
During his keynote at CTIA, Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol outlined a top ten list for conditions and diseases that are already benefiting from wireless health services or soon will. Here's Topol's Top Ten (in alphabetical order) with a figure of the number of Americans affected by each condition or disease. Did he miss any notable opportunities? Top Ten Targets for Wireless Medicine Alzheimer's...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
If Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol's sweeping keynote about the emerging wireless healthcare industry was the main course at the CTIA Wireless show this week, the launch of the West Wireless Health Institute on Monday was the event's amuse bouche. The mobihealthnews team had the opportunity to sit-down with the West Wireless Health Institute's Chairman and lead donor Gary West to discuss why he...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
Eight months later, West Wireless Health Institute launches Eight months ago the Wests met Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol, who shared West's analysis of the coming healthcare crisis. Topol helped the philanthropists meet other key players to form a coalition that led to the creation of the West Wireless Health Institute. West said that Topol tapped Qualcomm's Don Jones and the three of them had...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
FDA regulates safety and accuracy, but who monitors efficacy? "One of the challenges facing wireless health is that even if the FDA approves a wireless health device or application it only determines that the solution does A, B and C accurately," West said. "So what? How do we know that A, B and C actually improves patient care? Reduces costs? Reduces hospitalizations? All these things. Until...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
During a presentation here at BodyNets in Los Angeles, Leif Hanlen from NICTA presented one solution for securing the information collected by wireless sensors in a Body Area Network (BAN) and argued that not all BAN services will require the same level of security. Hanlen began his presentation by sharing some details of the IEEE working group that is creating the Body Area Networks profile: 802...