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By Brian Dolan 12:24 pm April 23, 2009
During the past two days the mobihealthnews team has been covering the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston, MA. For those readers who were unable to make it to the show we also put together a quick photo essay that includes just some of the speakers and panels that were on-stage at the event this past week. Click here to scroll through the photos we captured at the Health 2.0 event that took...
By Brian Dolan 12:17 pm April 23, 2009
A.D.A.M. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Greene (right) amused the audience and ACOR's Gilles Frydman (left) by referencing Thomas Jefferson half a dozen times during a plenary session on Wednesday here at Health 2.0 in Boston. Sensei CEO Bob Schwarzberg demonstrates his company's latest iPhone application, My Diabetes Guide. A.D.A.M. CEO Kevin Noland demonstrates his company's latest iPhone...
By Brian Dolan 06:42 am April 23, 2009
Participatory medicine is taking hold among citizens and health professionals, The Pew Internet & American Life Project's health research and digital strategy head Susannah Fox said during an plenary session here at Health 2.0 in Boston. There are, however, pockets of people who lack access to basic technology, lack the skills to participate, lack the interest to try something new, or lack...
By Brian Dolan 04:02 am April 23, 2009
"Nobody walks into a doctor's office anymore without a cell phone," Neil Calman, co-founder and President, Institute for Family Health, said during the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston. "Even the 80-year-olds have cell phones now. Connectivity is not the problem," he said.  Calman is right to note that almost everyone has a mobile now. As we learned at CTIA...
By Brian Dolan 03:14 am April 23, 2009
Low-power Bluetooth connections are set to enable even more health functionalities for the mobile phone, according to Nick Hunn over at Creative Connectivity. Hunn recently attended a Bluetooth conference in Tokyo, Japan, which included the first public demos of the new Bluetooth low energy standard.  "The exciting aspect of Bluetooth low energy is its ability to enable low cost devices to be...
By Brian Dolan 11:06 am April 22, 2009
During the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference this afternoon, Dr. Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M. wove historical trivia with mixed metaphors to explain Health 2.0: The first two presidents of the U.S., Washington and Adams, never shook hands while president, instead they bowed, Greene said. U.S. citizens similarly bowed back. President Thomas Jefferson changed...
By Brian Dolan 11:34 am April 21, 2009
The FDA recently approved a 15-centimeter wireless sensor that aims to reduce hospitalizations by automating early detection of heart failure. The waterproof sensor is attached to the patient's skin and transmits data to a mobile phone or similar device in the patient's pocket. The system monitors heart and respiration rates, patient activity, and accumulation of body fluid. The data is then sent...
By Brian Dolan 06:50 am April 21, 2009
According to a report by Ben Lorca over at O'Reilly Radar, out of the 20 categories of iPhone applications, the "Medical" category has added the third most new applications in the past three months. The number of medical applications for the iPhone grew almost 133 percent during the period. The "Books" and "Travel" categories took the first and second places for most new apps added during the...
By Brian Dolan 05:34 am April 21, 2009
A couple of computer engineers at Washington University have developed a medical imaging device by combining a USB-based ultrasound probe with a Windows Mobile smartphone. Microsoft awarded William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, a $100,000 grant in 2008 to bring the concept to...
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...