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By Brian Dolan April 7, 2010
Can broadband really save healthcare? So asks a recent column from HealthLeaders, which parsed apart the healthcare related chapter in the FCC's recently published National Broadband Plan. (Check out excerpts from the plan that we published here, here and here.) HealthLeaders points out that technology alone is not the answer to healthcare's woes -- an oft sung song that, we admit, deserves an...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2010
"As Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes start thinking about alternative quality contracts that reimburse for keeping patients healthly and not for delivering more care, it's likely that wellness care will include home telemonitoring between clinician visits," Dr. John Halamka, Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and Co-Chair of the HIT Standards...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2010
Ever since Johnson & Johnson company Lifescan demonstrated a prototype iPhone app and Bluetooth-enabled glucometer at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference last year, the personal medical device market has buzzed about connecting blood glucose meters to smartphones. Lifescan's was a prototype that Apple asked them to whip up in a few weeks, and a similar product offering from the company...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2010
Photo Release -- MyGlucoHealth Diabetes App Now Available on Ovi Store by Nokia SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2010 -- The MyGlucoHealth Diabetes application for mobile diabetes management is now available worldwide through Ovi Store by Nokia. The MyGlucoHealth app allows Nokia handset users to upload and manage blood glucose readings using the MyGlucoHealth online portal. The app is available through Ovi...
By Brian Dolan April 6, 2010
This from John Halamka's Life as a Healthcare CIO blog: Dr. Larry Nathanson MD, who leads Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Informatics, has posted a rather exuberant review of the iPad: "I tested it today during my shift in the ER. Initial tests with our clinical applications went amazingly well. The ED dashboard, WebOMR and Provider Order Entry all appear to function...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute has added another former Johnson & Johnson executive to its ranks: Dr. Joseph Smith has joined the WWHI as its new Chief Medical Officer. Smith was the vice president of emerging technologies for Johnson and Johnson in the Corporate Office of Science and Technology. Dr. Eric Topol, the Institute's first Chief Medical Officer will now serve as Institute's...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
Prominent Cardiologist and Medical Device Innovator to Lead Institute's Medical Charter SAN DIEGO, April 5 -- The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) today announced Dr. Joseph Smith has been named chief medical and science officer. He will be responsible for leading the Institute's medical research and clinical-focused activities and will assume the role immediately. Smith brings with him a...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
MobiHealthNews was on-site at last year's TEDMED event where Intel's Eric Dishman, the Director of Health Innovation and Policy for Intel's Digital Health Group, presented on home health monitoring devices and services. While Dishman did mention Intel's Health Guide device, his initial message was that new technology is not what's needed for home health, it's understanding the psychological and...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
A recent article in BusinessWeek chronicled the health related activities of Spanish mobile operator Telefonica and French mobile operator Orange, which include connected knee braces, emergency alerts, location tracking, remote monitoring of pacemakers and connecting glucometers via Bluetooth. Remote monitoring knee braces: Telefonica is working with Barcelona's Hospital de la Esperanza on a knee...
By Brian Dolan April 5, 2010
Apple began selling its new device, the iPad Saturday morning. Here's a quick round-up of some of the health and medical related posts from around the blogosphere about the device's launch: iFund looks to iPad, healthcare: One venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins established a fund for iPhone applications a few years ago that is called the iFund. TechCrunch caught up with Kleiner Perkins...

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