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By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
Health Information Exchange networks (HIEs) aim to be the glue that binds electronic medical records and other health information repositories and sources (including mHealth) together -- and there's a substantial amount of stimulus money being thrown at HIEs to drive adoption. The ARRA stimulus bill provides for around $40 billion to move the industry onto EMRs, but about $18 billion of that sum...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week, MobiHealthNews sat down with Eddie Cuellar, CIO, Methodist Health System in North Texas to discuss his views on wireless health services, home monitoring, patient data integration and plans for application deployment at Methodist. "We use AirStrip's Critical Care viewer at Methodist and it allows us to put real-time monitoring data on our physicians'...
By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
UK carrier O2 has formed a mobile healthcare division: UK's mobile carrier O2 has appointed Keith Nurcombe, previously an executive at GlaxoSmithKline, to lead its new mobile healthcare division. More Mobile phones newest tool to battle AIDS: "I don't think in any of our African countries we will be able to wait [for health professionals], or ... have enough of those people," said Michel Sidibe,...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2010
"When I was thinking about what next steps are appropriate for me, I've always said: 'How do I get involved with something that is transformative? How do you get involved with something that is focused on the patients? How do you get involved with something that is going to be growing and make an impact?'" Don Casey, the newly appointed CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute said in a recent...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute has appointed its first chief executive officer: Don Casey, the former worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson's comprehensive care group. At WWHI, Casey will help the Institute execute its goal of serving as a catalyst for wireless health innovations, technology incubation, advocacy and education. Casey will help forge and execute the Institute's global...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Project HealthDesign team has awarded a total of $2.4 million to five research teams that each aim to determine how patient-recorded observations of daily living (ODLs) can be captured and included into clinical care. RWJF notes that most of the programs make use of smartphones and wireless sensors to gather and capture ODLs, including diet, exercise,...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2010
‘Project HealthDesign’ Selects Five Teams to Test Use of Personal Health Applications to Capture and Integrate Patient-Recorded Data into Clinical Care Princeton, N.J. – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named five teams selected for an innovative program to explore how patient-recorded observations of daily living (ODLs) can be captured and integrated into clinical care. New...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2010
"There is a growing awareness of the opportunity that mobile has for healthcare," Dr. John Mattison, assistant medical director and chief medical information officer (CMIO), Kaiser Permanente Southern California told MobiHealthNews in an interview at HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta last week. "When we spoke last December, that much was clear. What has not gotten recognition is that mobile health can have a...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2010
Aetna's "On-the-Go" apps for smartphone users, which we originally wrote about in June 2009, will launch next month, according to the company. Aetna's mobile strategy does not only include smartphone apps -- the company has also launched a mobile-friendly website that's easier to browse from a handheld device and is also launching text message powered services for those users without smartphones...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2010
Epocrates CMO Geoffrey Rutledge Earlier this week, we noted Epocrates' EHR announcement from the HIMSS event in Atlanta, GA. MobiHealthNews sat down with Epocrates' Geoff Rutledge, Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product Development as well as Epocrates' Bob Quinn, Chief Technical Officer and SVP of Engineering to learn more about the EHR offering set to launch this fall. As you might expect,...

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