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By Brian Dolan August 3, 2010
The US State Department's Secretary Hillary Clinton recently presented a speech at a USAID conference on the opportunity that mobile phones provide for economic development, healthcare, government, banking and more. Much of it applies to mobile health in developing markets. (You can watch the full video of the speech here.) Here are some of the relevant excerpts: "Innovation, science, technology...
By Brian Dolan August 3, 2010
During its second quarter conference call, CardioNet noted that WellPoint had also called mobile cardiac telemetry monitoring services as "experimental" and unproven -- United Healthcare made a similar conclusion last month. The commercial payers' reimbursement decisions are important for CardioNet, which saw a payer revenue mix of 34 percent Medicare and 66 percent commercial for the three month...
By Brian Dolan August 3, 2010
GE and Intel have agreed to merge their home health assets to form a new 50/50 joint venture. The as yet unnamed new company, which will focus on telehealth and independent living, will be made up of GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group. The new company will focus on three segments: chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies. Some of...
By Brian Dolan August 2, 2010
Topol joins CHI board: California Healthcare Institute announced today that Dr. Eric Topol, director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; chief academic officer, Scripps Health; and vice chairman, West Wireless Health Institute has been elected to its board of directors. More BlackBerry + Digital Pen Combo: Clinicians at UK's Portsmouth Hospitals Trust are piloting a digital pen - Blackberry...
By Brian Dolan August 2, 2010
Qualcomm is working with regional governments and mobile operators in the Middle East to create country-wide mobile health systems within the next three to five years, according to a report in Reuters. Qualcomm is currently looking into opening offices in both Saudi Arabia and Egypt in mid-2011. Jay Srage, Qualcomm's vice-president for business development in the Middle East, North Africa and...
By Brian Dolan August 2, 2010
To date, WellDoc's DiabetesManager is one of the few mobile health apps to have gone through an RCT. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted WellDoc 510(k) clearance to market its WellDoc DiabetesManager System to care providers and adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Next: WellDoc plans to commercially launch the WellDoc DiabetesManager System in early 2011. Five years...
By Brian Dolan July 31, 2010
AirStrip Technologies, makers of AirStripOB, on of the very first FDA approved medical applications in Apple's AppStore, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared its AirStrip Remote Patient Monitoring solution (RPM), which includes AirStrip RPM Critical Care and AirStrip RPM Cardiology. The clearance significantly expands AirStrip's suite of applications. Is it...
By Johnathan Warner July 30, 2010
The Boy Scouts of America, now celebrating their 100th anniversary this week, is now using wireless access and other forms of healthcare information technology for the first time at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Using wireless devices in the medical centers and AT&T’s six Connection Zones throughout the Jamboree, medical professional such as EMTs can access an electronic medical record...
By Brian Dolan July 29, 2010
April, May, June. These months are typically a time for rebirth, regeneration and springing forth from the winter doldrums. While the mobile health industry certainly made strides during the second quarter of 2010, we didn't see too many corners turned or any obvious watershed moments. That said, there were highlights. Here's a shortlist of four contenders, do any measure up as "watershed"? A...
By Brian Dolan July 29, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging In Place Technology Watch It's been more than 6 months since this blog post about tech trends that would influence product capability in 2010.  It seems fitting to check status on what's happened so far, with another status check planned just prior to the new year: 1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009....

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