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By Brian Dolan 06:30 am April 20, 2009
Despite reports that twice as many doctors have iPhones this year than last year, a post over at WirelessDoc predicts that since many doctors have all their contact data and text files on the Palm Desktop software a good number will continue to carry Palm branded devices. That's good news for the Palm Pre.  Dr. Bill Koslosky over at WirelessDoc writes: "I've seen a couple of posts on the mostly...
By Brian Dolan 06:07 am April 20, 2009
The Continua Health Alliance's Executive Director Chuck Parker moderated a few sessions at the World Health Care Congress last week in Washington D.C. and also gave a brief presentation on the Alliance's mandate. Interestingly, Parker revealed that Continua is considering the television set-top box as one potential hub for wireless health devices. Continua is an organization created as a non-...
By Brian Dolan 08:36 am April 17, 2009
Canadian radiologist Dr Mark Baerlocher partnered with Tidal Pool Software to develop an iPhone application that estimates a person's exposure to radiation from X-ray machines, CT scans and other known sources, according to a report from medGadget. The app, called Radiation Passport, costs about $3 and crunches metrics the user enters in about their lifestyle and medical tests taken -- then, it...
By Brian Dolan 08:16 am April 17, 2009
A pediatrician in Sarasota Springs, NY is the first user of the EMR iPhone application Allscripts announced at the HIMSS event last week, according to a report in Healthcare Informatics. As we reported last week, the application allows clinicians to access Allscripts' EHR at any time from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The app includes a patient's medical summary: history, lab results and medications....
By Brian Dolan 07:57 am April 17, 2009
Health Populi has a post today reviewing Motorola's Mobility Barometer report that the company shared at the HIMSS event last week. One of the key takeaways from the report: Hospital worker productivity increases after certain mobile applications are adopted. Workers get back about 39 minutes per day on average. According to Motorola, the key benefits of adopting mobile applications in the...
By Brian Dolan 07:32 am April 17, 2009
Chilmark Research founder John Moore has a thorough review of the $0.99 iTriage iPhone application, which aims to "marry 'symptomitology' with diagnosis and from there recommended best care procedures/treatment plans and who is most appropriate to conduct those procedures for that given diagnosis," Moore wrote.  In the end Moore concluded that the iTriage packs a lot of utility into a cheap...
By MHN Staff 04:35 am April 16, 2009
You've probably seen it on TV, but it's not common practice: The patient is immersed in an ice water bath to lower body temperature and draw out symptoms -- to determine what the real issues are. After three weeks on the road at various tech conferences, the mobihealthnews team feels like some speakers at The World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. gave us the ice water bath treatment. And...
By Brian Dolan 08:37 am April 15, 2009
According to a new report from Manhattan Research, the percentage of physicians in the U.S. using smartphones increased to 64 percent. The group increased by 20 percent between 2008 and 2009, the study found. The number of physicians using iPhones doubled, Manhattan Research found. Despite the growing adoption of Internet-enabled phones with Web browsers, the research firm's survey also found...
By Brian Dolan 06:30 am April 15, 2009
Physician-only social network Sermo's Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Sharp told attendees at the World Health Care Congress here in Washington D.C. that Sermo has no immediate plans to launch a mobile application for its 103,000 users. Sharp said he was impressed by the mobile apps out there for physicians already, though. "We don't have any near-term strategies on mobile," Sharp...
By Brian Dolan 11:50 am April 14, 2009
By Carmen R. Gonzalez, Manager of Strategy and Communications, HCG When it comes to successfully completing clinical studies, keeping patients enrolled is crucial. Lengthy trials pose a significant risk of patients dropping out, especially if invasive procedures are involved. In studies that include add-on trials, every patient's continued participation grows even more valuable. In addition,...