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By Brian Dolan 07:53 am May 7, 2009
"I think what's missing from a lot of these mobile [health] demos is the patient-doctor interaction," Kaiser Permanente's Ted Eytan said during an interview on the sidelines of the Health 2.0 conference earlier this month. "If my doctor recommended a mobile service and said, 'Hey, I've looked at this and I think it would be useful,' then I'd be more likely to use it." As we have noted in the past...
By Brian Dolan 09:54 am May 6, 2009
Microsoft's Senior Director of Worldwide Health Bill Crounse just posted an article on his HealthBlog about the Wound Technology Network, which is a nationwide physician network that uses Windows Mobile-based phones for remote wound care. "Every clinician understands the challenges associated with wound care," Crounse writes. "The process is slow, time-consuming, complex, and expensive. Non-...
By Brian Dolan 07:50 am May 6, 2009
Computerworld recently published a skeptical overview of the wireless medical applications that various hospital groups are adopting. The article included some interesting scoops: CardioNet competitor LifeWatch had about 35,000 patients hooked up to its mobile phone-based heart arrhythmia monitor in 2007 and just 120,000 users now; Methodist Healthcare System is rolling out AirStrip Technologies...
By Brian Dolan 04:45 am May 4, 2009
Here's our round-up of images from the second day of the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas last week, including speakers panel sessions and some of the mHealth products on display in the exhibit hall.  Lots of dedicated devices -- more companies need to leverage the tools already in the market, like mobile phones. Click here for the photos!
By Brian Dolan 01:15 pm May 1, 2009
Who will be the early adopters of telemedicine? "My immediate reaction: The geeks will be the first to grab it because they grab everything but that's not a market," Michael Ackerman, assistant director of high performance computing and communications at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health said during the ATA event as moderator Dena Puskin from the HHS Office for the...
By Brian Dolan 06:35 am May 1, 2009
Who says there's no money to be made in the mHealth industry? Mobile authentication and security company Diversinet reported revenues of more than $2 million for the first quarter this year, including more than $1.6 million from additional customers it acquired through its relationship with AllOne Health.  The extra revenues helped Diversinet swing to a net profit of $182,000 compared to a net...
By Brian Dolan 06:00 am May 1, 2009
Tunstall's RTX3371 Wireless Telehealth Monitor follows the trend of many of the telemedicine solutions we saw on display at the American Telemedicine Association event earlier this week: 2G radios. If a device is simply transmitting biometric data into the cloud en route to online portals for physicians and other caregivers, who needs high-speed 3G networks? Most telemedicine companies seem to...
By Brian Dolan 06:36 am April 30, 2009
According to a recent profile on Apple's corporate site, Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients. "Physicians need something that is a beeper and cell phone, and that allows them to get messages...
By Brian Dolan 10:02 am April 29, 2009
Phreesia, which offers wireless tablets for patient check-in at physician's offices, just announced a new risk assessment tool that aims to help doctors identify patients at risk for osteoporosis. The company worked with osteoporosis expert, Felicia Cosman, MD, and based its new assessment survey on the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) recently released Clinician's Guide to Prevention and...
By Brian Dolan 09:47 am April 29, 2009
While at the CTIA event in Las Vegas earlier this month, the BNET.TV news team was kind enough to ask me to discuss the emerging opportunity for wireless companies looking to enter the healthcare and fitness industries. During the 10 minute clip we discuss device interoperability, iPhone 3.0, Jitterbug, Continua Health Alliance, Cardionet, LifeScan and more.  (One caveat: The Continua Health...