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By Brian Dolan April 1, 2010
Following up on the discussion from our Everywhere Healthcare event in Las Vegas, this week MobiHealthNews takes a look at the role wireless carriers or operators play in wireless health. Should you expect a Verizon branded glucometer any time soon? Will carriers like AT&T begin stocking connected health devices on their store shelves? The carriers say: No. Vodafone, Verizon Wireless and AT...
By Brian Dolan March 31, 2010
"One of the driving ideas behind wireless health is that what you cannot measure, you cannot improve," Jay Srini, the Chief Strategist at SCS Ventures told the crowd at our Everywhere Healthcare event last week. "Enable consumers to be in touch with their own metrics, sure, but provide them with a personalized experience not just a platform. Remember, there are four Ps for this industry:...
By Brian Dolan March 31, 2010
"We should all hold out hope that this is not a one-time event, that this is the first step in genuine healthcare reform," E. David Hertz, managing director of Cutlass Capital said at the Health Technology Investment Forum according to a report in HealthcareITNews. "It's just that the first step is really insurance reform and provided a very, very important societal benefit in the form of access...
By Brian Dolan March 31, 2010
In Las Vegas last week at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare, our co-located event at CTIA Wireless, I hosted a panel that included representatives from Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Jitterbug. The topic: What is the role for wireless carriers in mHealth. The answers were varied but with only one exception they honed in on one conclusion: Carriers will not be selling...
By Brian Dolan March 30, 2010
By Adele Waugaman, who directs the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership and manages communications for the mHealth Alliance. In the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the CTIA Wireless 2010 gathering took place last week, cool apps, shiny gadgets, the 4G network and machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities were dominating discussions.  But a closer listen...
By Brian Dolan March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries. Bon Tempo points to examples in Malawi, Kenya and South Africa and closes with: "This may be one of the greatest technological opportunities in our lifetime, and as the challenges...
By Brian Dolan March 30, 2010
The first presentation at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare event last week was a spirited talk given by Mohr Davidow Venture General Partner Michael Goldberg. Goldberg led MDV's investment in wireless health company Corventis and is actively seeking out other wireless health startups with a clinical focus. (Re-read our interview with Goldberg from last year for more on his team's...
By Brian Dolan March 29, 2010
Pew Internet Research recently published a report that notes that for patients with two chronic illnesses, 52 percent are Internet users. Another Pew study found that 27 percent of patients over 65 years old define themselves as "e-patients". The director of the Center for Connected Health, Joseph Kvedar, points to the latest Pew Research in the first post of his new Connected Health (cHealth)...
By Brian Dolan March 25, 2010
Esther Dyson, journalist, pundit, Flickr, 23andMe and de.lic.ious investor (among many others) sees great potential in mHealth, consumer health and the quantified self movement. More Also read that Dyson's helping to bring Text4Baby to Russia. Sprint unveiled a new smart phone called Evo 4G, made by HTC that runs on Google's Android and includes two cameras -- one low res camera on the front of...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2010
While Vitality, the maker of GlowCaps announced this week that it had inked a deal with AT&T to provide cellular connectivity for its medication adherence service, the real news is that Vitality has tapped Telit for its embedded wireless module. (MobiHealthNews reported on Vitality's deal with AT&T more than six months ago -- revisit it here.) Vitality GlowCaps illuminate, play a melody,...

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