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By Brian Dolan April 13, 2010
The mobile health trend started to pick up steam halfway through last year: Since then a flurry of reports have hit the interwebs with insightful analysis and punchy interviews well worth reading. At the close of 2009, MobiHealthNews published its own Wireless Health State of the Industry Report, which we offered up as a holiday gift to our readers. There are many other high quality reports...
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
AHRQ says EHR makers need to remember consumers, too: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has set forth a list of suggestions for health IT vendors that include a recommendation to focus more on the needs of consumers when creating EHR systems. More Healthcare in 2020: Forbes guest columnist Arna Ionescu from IDEO, imagines a US healthcare system where most of the future...
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
Bayer is bringing the Nintendo DS enabled blood glucose meter, Didget, to the US next month, according to a report in BusinessWeek. Inventor and entrepreneur Paul Wessel wanted his diabetic 4-year-old son, Luke, to stop hiding his glucose meter, so he found a way to pair one of Luke's treasured possessions, his Nintendo DS, with his least favorite. German healthcare company Bayer purchased Wessel...
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
Here's a deal that Steve Linke, Associate Director Open Development at Verizon Wireless hinted at last month at MobiHealthNews Presents, Everywhere Healthcare: Verizon Wireless announced an "initiative" with BL Healthcare, a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients....
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and FOXBORO, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced an initiative with BL Healthcare and a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients. This initiative will provide a unique approach for addressing issues associated with access to...
By Brian Dolan April 9, 2010
"Maybe with all that ARRA money floating about in the HITECH Act, ONC should just go ahead and build such an 'open' platform that supports modular apps to meet specific needs wihin this highly fragmented market. Seriously, this needs some consideration," Chilmark Research Principal John Moore wrote last year after reading about a proposal by Boston researchers to create an "iPhone-like" platform...
By Brian Dolan April 9, 2010
April 8, 2010 Boston, Mass. -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School will lead the efforts of a $15 million grant recently announced from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research and development of a new health care information technology infrastructure....
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2010
A new feature story in the Economist takes the pulse of wireless healthcare with an article titled: "Wireless health care: When your carpet calls your doctor." The reference is to the sensors-laced "magic carpet" that Intel has invested in for fall prevention among the elderly population. The article launches into the subject with an interesting lead: "Pundits have long predicted that advances in...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2010
New Jersey healthcare facility Meridian Health is working together with their local Best Buy store to assess whether consumers are comfortable buying connected health devices at a big box electronics store, Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Technology at Meridian Health told attendees at our event, MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare in Las Vegas last month. "We have spent a...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2010
The week that was in wireless health includes developments across a number of topics: business model (Best Buy again), devices (iPad, more), policy (mHealth in health reform), interoperability (WiThings?), innovation (Nokia made a big move), and much, much more. Here are some highlights from the week: iPad, iPad, iPad. Let's start with the iPad since that's been struggling for some attention...

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