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By Brian Dolan October 9, 2009
Wireless industry association CTIA teamed up with Harris Interactive to conduct a nationwide survey that found 78 percent of the U.S. is interested in mobile health solutions and 15 percent of the U.S. is extremely or very interested in learning more about mHealth. About 19 percent of the people surveyed said that they would upgrade their current mobile phone plan to gain access to mHealth...
By Brian Dolan October 9, 2009
SAN DIEGO - A new national study released today at International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® by CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive®, finds that almost eight in ten Americans (78%) expressed interest in mHealth (or mobile health) solutions and more than one in ten (15%) said they were extremely/very interested in learning more about it.
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
Grocery store chain Safeway gives employees discounts on their health insurance for having certain body mass indexes, quitting smoking, controlling hypertension or lowering their cholesterol, according to a report from National Public Radio this week.
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
Verizon Wireless announced that it is now offering an application for home health care workers called OnCare, that was developed by Xora. The application aims to help home health care companies increase efficiency and productivity by allowing administrators to securely dispatch, track and communicate with mobile caregivers. The app runs on GPS-enabled mobile phones that also help care givers find...
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
SAN DIEGO and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 7 -- With the growth in the home health care industry, Verizon Wireless said today from CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009® that it is offering OnCare by Xora, an industry vertical solution for its Field Force Manager application that helps address the specific needs of mobile health care workers and helps companies become more productive and...
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
Voalte announced this week a collaboration agreement with Sarasota Memorial Hospital that sees the care facility's nurses using Voalte's iPhone-based voice, alarm and text offering.
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
ScanAvert, a wireless health application that alerts users before they eat something that they are allergic to or that might interfere with the effectiveness of their prescription drugs, officially launched today at Health 2.0 in San Francisco.
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
Sarasota, FL -- October 6, 2009 -- Trey Lauderdale, Vice President of Innovation for Voaltė (pronounced volt), announced a newly established collaboration agreement with Sarasota Memorial Hospital that brings cutting edge communication technology to nurses and other point-of-care workers. Voaltė (nomenclature derived from a contraction of Voice, Alarm, Text) consolidates all three functions on...
By Brian Dolan October 7, 2009
Wireless industry association CTIA's President and CEO Steve Largent kicked off the organization's bi-annual event this morning in San Diego with a number of key metrics that quantify the industry's growth in the past year:
By Brian Dolan October 6, 2009
On the same day that its former leader launched his own online healthcare start-up, Google Health announced that it had inked deals with two more health insurers: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and American Postal Workers Union Health Plan. That brings the count up to three insurers since Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA signed on last year. Google released the announcement at the Health 2.0 event,...

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