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By Brian Dolan 12:14 pm April 30, 2009
Click the image for the entire letter... A representative from Google just sent us a letter that Google's VP of Public Policy and Communications Rachel Whetstone sent to Consumer Watchdog yesterday. Whetstone addresses each of Consumer Watchdog's claims and explains more specifically which topics Google was lobbying the federal government about.  "As you know, Google Health is a Personal Health...
By Brian Dolan 10:43 am April 30, 2009
In the past few weeks Google Health has caught a good amount of flack for inaccuracies that made their way into a patient's personal health record, and whether it deserves blame or not, you have to admit  Google did play a part in that debacle. Now, however, a consumer watchdog group has accused Google of lobbying the federal government to let it sell patients' online medical records, and this...
By Brian Dolan 07:59 am April 30, 2009
During a plenary session at the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas this week Colonel Jeffrey Davies, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command described an mHealth project for wounded soldiers who have recently returned home from conflicts overseas. Davies' talk was entitled "The Army Medical Department's Tele-TBI Intitiatives: Today Military...
By Brian Dolan 06:36 am April 30, 2009
According to a recent profile on Apple's corporate site, Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients. "Physicians need something that is a beeper and cell phone, and that allows them to get messages...
By Brian Dolan 02:51 pm April 29, 2009
What role can mobile phones play in saving lives during a swine flu outbreak? Three companies in the mHealth industry have spoken out this week about the opportunity mobiles could play in mitigating the risk of a pandemic disease like swine flu. mHealth could help public health officials better collect data, could help slow the spread of the flu through remote monitoring, and could help keep...
By Brian Dolan 10:02 am April 29, 2009
Phreesia, which offers wireless tablets for patient check-in at physician's offices, just announced a new risk assessment tool that aims to help doctors identify patients at risk for osteoporosis. The company worked with osteoporosis expert, Felicia Cosman, MD, and based its new assessment survey on the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) recently released Clinician's Guide to Prevention and...
By Brian Dolan 09:47 am April 29, 2009
While at the CTIA event in Las Vegas earlier this month, the BNET.TV news team was kind enough to ask me to discuss the emerging opportunity for wireless companies looking to enter the healthcare and fitness industries. During the 10 minute clip we discuss device interoperability, iPhone 3.0, Jitterbug, Continua Health Alliance, Cardionet, LifeScan and more.  (One caveat: The Continua Health...
By Brian Dolan 12:43 pm April 28, 2009
When Fraser Edward joined Research In Motion (the company behind BlackBerry) four years ago, the device maker had only three partners for mobile healthcare applications, Edward said during a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association in Las Vegas. Today, Edward is RIM's business manager of market development for Health & Life Sciences, and the company has 30 healthcare...
By Brian Dolan 10:20 pm April 27, 2009
  Lots of mHealth-related content from the ATA panel discussions, executive roundtables and even keynotes today. Here's a quick round-up of the event in photos from Monday's sessions.  Click here for the photos and captions...  
By Brian Dolan 10:08 pm April 27, 2009
  Telcordia's Senior Scientist George Collier told attendees at ATA here in Las Vegas, "Voice calls are so yesterday -- I rarely use my Blackberry for calls compared to all the other things I do with it... the mobile is a ubiquitous companion that we can use ... to help deliver on the promise of participatory health care." Mary Foto, CEO of The Foto Group tells attendees that the WSJ's recent...

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