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By Brian Dolan 12:41 pm November 17, 2010
A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that telemonitoring of patients with chronic heart disease did not improve outcomes. The study included 1,653 patients who had recently been hospitalized for heart failure. About half the group underwent telemonitoring, while the remainder had usual care. The "telemonitoring" solution used was a telephone-based interactive...
By Brian Dolan 12:31 pm November 17, 2010
Medtronic subsidiary Physio-Control has inked a deal with AirStrip Technologies to integrate AirStrip’s remote patient monitoring applications with Physio-Control’s patient data transmission network, LifeNet.
By Brian Dolan 12:03 pm November 17, 2010
By Raja Rajamannar, SVP and Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer at Humana
By Brian Dolan 11:28 am November 17, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
By Brian Dolan 07:13 am November 17, 2010
Epocrates has acquired smartphone medical reference applications publisher Modality for $13.8 million in cash, according to an SEC filing Epocrates turned in today.
By Brian Dolan 06:23 am November 17, 2010
The stethoscope becomes remote diagnosis device: 3M unveiled the Littmann Scope-to-Scope Tele-Auscultation System, which enables physicians to remotely listen to patients: "Using Bluetooth connectivity, the system transfers in real time audio gathered on one Littmann Model 3200 stethoscope to another anywhere in the world."
By Molly Merrill 03:35 pm November 16, 2010
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, officials announced Tuesday. The MOU includes improving care though the development of health information technology. Officials said the IHS-VA MOU outlines a new plan for enhanced coordination,...
By Brian Dolan 06:28 am November 16, 2010
In 2015 there will be 1.4 billion smartphone users, according to a new report from research2guidance, and 500 million of them will use health applications. In less than five years, one third of all smartphone users worldwide will use health-related apps on their phone.
By Molly Merrill 03:22 pm November 15, 2010
The healthcare sector is among the top three industries seeing the heaviest adoption of the iPad for business use, according to data from Good Technology, a Redwood City-based provider of multiplatform enterprise mobility.The data comes from an analysis of Good Technology's user base, which includes more than 4,000 enterprise customers, whose iPad deployments range from one to more than 1,000...
By Brian Dolan 06:26 am November 15, 2010
According to our latest research report, Fastest Growing and Most Successful Health and Medical Apps, there were about 250 apps that fall into the "Operational & EMR apps" subcategory of iPhone medical apps as of September 2010.