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By  Brian Dolan 07:59 am April 30, 2009
During a plenary session at the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas this week Colonel Jeffrey Davies, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command described an mHealth project for wounded soldiers who have recently returned home from conflicts overseas.
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.
By  Brian Dolan 02:51 pm April 29, 2009
What role can mobile phones play in saving lives during a swine flu outbreak? Three companies in the mHealth industry have spoken out this week about the opportunity mobiles could play in mitigating the risk of a pandemic disease like swine flu.
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.
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. 
By  Brian Dolan 12:43 pm April 28, 2009
When Fraser Edward joined Research In Motion (the company behind BlackBerry) four years ago, the device maker had only three partners for mobile healthcare applications, Edward said during a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association in Las Vegas.
By  Brian Dolan 10:20 pm April 27, 2009
  Lots of mHealth-related content from the ATA panel discussions, executive roundtables and even keynotes today. Here's a quick round-up of the event in photos from Monday's sessions. 
By  Brian Dolan 10:08 pm April 27, 2009
 
By  Brian Dolan 06:33 pm April 27, 2009
At a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas, IBM's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Bakalar said that the swine flu pandemic currently facing the U.S., Mexico and other countries would be better managed through home health telemonitoring systems. 
By  Brian Dolan 06:05 pm April 27, 2009
According to a recent report from Wireless Week, Epocrates' mobile application played a pivotal role in getting the word out to physicians that the psoriasis drug Raptiva had been pulled from the market because it may play a role in a potentially fatal brain condition called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A few hours after the drug was pulled from the market, Epocrates sent an...