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By Brian Dolan 06:19 am April 14, 2009
Chris Hall has a helpful post on CrumpleItUp that lists eleven iPhone applications that put a "dietician in your pocket" and help track calories and more advanced analyic tools. Here's Hall's list, which is organized by cheapest to most expensive app: 1. Lose It! (Free) Distinguishing feature: Set daily calorie budgets and track your progress. 2. Sensei for Weight Loss (Free to Members)...
By Brian Dolan 07:17 am April 13, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs recently offered a vision of future mobile applications that included enhanced reality where mobile phones can use location data and cameras to identify people and places. While Jacobs did not give a time frame for his vision's realization, it may be much sooner than he thinks. If you ask iVisit, the precursor technology to the one Jacobs described will be available this...
By Brian Dolan 05:41 am April 13, 2009
Investor's Business Daily posted an interview with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs to discuss the last 25 years of wireless technology innovation and what lies ahead -- of course, mHealth figures in prominently to Jacobs' vision:  "We're in the early stages. We're only now getting to these high-speed networks. The price of chips is low enough that we can have consumer electronics and computational...
By Brian Dolan 05:01 am April 13, 2009
A recent blog post by Dave deBronkart, better known on the internet as "ePatientDave," has lit a fire under Google Health (he calls it an "uproar"): Seems the data the Google Health repository pulls from a patient's health records can be "grossly inaccurate." Dave's new Google Health account informed him that his cancer had spread to either his brain or his spine and it also listed a myriad of...
By Brian Dolan 02:08 am April 13, 2009
John Moore from Chilmark Research has a worthwhile wrap-up of HIMSS that includes a section on his mHealth-related vendor meetings. One meeting write-up, in particular, caught my eye: Caretools. Moore met with "Tom Giannulli, doctor, founder and developer of the Caretools iChart EMR for the iPhone" for a demo and update on the $139 EMR app that launched last June. Giannulli mentioned that iChart...
By Brian Dolan 01:51 am April 13, 2009
According to a report from Signs of the Times, "two major drugs companies" in the UK are set to begin clinical trials of Proteus Biomedical's wireless pill technology, Raisin. Trials will reportedly commence within the next 12 months. Imperial College London cardiologist and professor Nick Peters will coordinate the trials. "This is all about empowering patients and their families because it...
By Brian Dolan 06:03 am April 9, 2009
As I mentioned yesterday, it looks like mobile phone accessible PHRs could be the break-out topic at the Wolrd Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. next week. It's timely then that Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, recently gave an interview in which he declared personal electronic health records (PEHRs) on the mobile phone a "...
By Brian Dolan 09:10 pm April 8, 2009
The more than 140 attendees at the eWEEK Presents: Healthcare and IT Wireless session at the CTIA event in Las Vegas last year, edified the claim that wireless health stole the show last week.  "While many industries are making cutbacks, healthcare is one industry that promises resilience and strength. In particular, mobile devices promise a world of new applications for patients and medical...
By Brian Dolan 08:28 pm April 8, 2009
Stalking around the usual suspects at the HIMSS conference this week was a band of pink pants wearing entrepreneurs: The team from Sarasota-based start-up Voalte brought more than silly pants to Chicago though, they brought iPhones loaded with wireless VoIP, nurses' alarms and text messages, too. Vo- (voice) + al- (alarms) + te (texts), pronounced "volt" was founded by Trey Lauderdale, a former...
By Brian Dolan 07:03 pm April 8, 2009
I love the smell of tradeshows in the morning. Brian Dolan, Editor, mobihealthnews Good thing, too, because the mobihealthnews team has spent the last two weeks at three of them: CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas (sunny/mild), BodyNets in Los Angeles (sunny/warm), and HIMSS in Chicago (snowy/cold then sunny/warm). The city of HIMSS clearly produced superior beer selections (Chicago's Goose Island 312...

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