MHN Staff

By MHN Staff 08:10 am June 8, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn The Health 2.0 Conference convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, today, with public sector health leaders and private sector innovators coming together in a Great Big Kumbayah. This conference featured two prominent and key players absent from previous Health 2.0 Conferences: patients on every panel, and the Federal government punctuating the start, the middle, and...
By MHN Staff 02:08 pm April 28, 2010
By Nick Hunn Everyone seems to think that mHealth is about to take off.  MobiHealthNews’s recent roundup of analyst predictions estimated sales of around $4 billion per year by 2014, and my own more fanciful review of potential savings ran into tens of billions of dollars. Network operators are setting up mHealth divisions faster than you can say “long term chronic condition” and the outpouring...
By MHN Staff 12:33 pm April 7, 2010
Will the health reform law affect the emerging wireless health industry? Yes, of course. There are at least 21 specific provisions that will have an effect on the connected health and personal health industry.  With help from the policy wonks over at the Continua Health Alliance, we have assembled the following 21 provisions that are relevant to connected health. (We broke them into separate...
By MHN Staff 07:41 am December 7, 2009
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading provider of secure application platforms for the mobile world, announced today that it has commenced discussions with AllOne Mobile Corporation ("AllOne") to renegotiate their September 2008 five-year license and revenue sharing agreement (the "License Agreement"). Although no time period has been established to conclude negotiations,...
By MHN Staff 07:10 am October 19, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Technology Holdings, Inc., revealed today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted its patent on a system for the gathering and processing of biometric and biomechanical body motion data. Jay Shears, CEO of Applied Technology Holdings, Inc., said, "The granted patent relates to low cost motion sensor technology attached to a body...
By MHN Staff 12:30 pm July 23, 2009
Market for Wearable Wireless Sensors to Grow to More than 400 million Devices by 2014, Says ABI Research LONDON — Around the world multiple social factors are putting strain on existing healthcare operations, but a new wave of interest and investment in wireless body sensors will help healthcare providers to improve treatment as well as increase efficiency and cut costs. Key to these benefits is...
By MHN Staff 12:33 pm July 22, 2009
100,000 Physicians Actively Use Epocrates on the iPhone July 22, 2009–Epocrates, Inc. today announced that more than 100,000 physicians are routinely using its clinical software on the iPhone platform. This frequent use places Epocrates among the elite top five percent of iPhone applications actively used more than a month after download. By supporting the iPhone device since its launch,...
By MHN Staff 01:28 pm July 21, 2009
MEDSCAPE MOBILE PROVIDES THE FASTEST, MOST COMPREHENSIVE MOBILE MEDICAL INFORMATION RESOURCE NEW YORK, July 21 / WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) , the leading source of health information, today announced the launch of Medscape Mobile, a free medical application for physicians. Medscape Mobile provides physicians with Medscape’s industry-leading medical information in a convenient mobile format...
By MHN Staff 12:34 pm July 21, 2009
Ascension Health, CA and Qualcomm Aid the Advancement of Continua BEAVERTON, Ore.– Continua Health Alliance, the non-profit, open industry alliance of more than 200 leading healthcare and technology organizations, today announced that it has elected representatives of Ascension Health, CA, Inc. and Qualcomm to its Board of Directors. Also represented on Continua’s Board of Directors are Cisco...
By MHN Staff 12:31 pm July 21, 2009
Telehealth, Shared Doctor Visits, Online Consultation Seen as Cures for Capacity Constraints NEW YORK, July 21, 2009 — In a recent survey of 1,000 American consumers, more than half (55%) believe that if universal health insurance coverage is passed by Congress it will not ensure equal access to care because of capacity constraints, particularly in hospital emergency rooms, according to a report...