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By Brian Dolan September 9, 2010
As if on cue, the Northeast is already feeling a little cooler. That's right, goodbye summer.
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2010
MobiHealthNews recently interviewed Carrie Varoquiers, President of the McKesson Foundation, to learn more about the foundation's recently launched Mobilizing for Health grant initiative that has an annual budget of $1.5 million to fund innovative mHealth research projects.
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
According to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, about 40 percent of 2,000 consumers are willing to pay for a mobile health monitoring device like a scale, blood pressure cuff, glucose meter or heart rate monitor, but only if the price is right.
By Healthcare IT News Staff September 8, 2010
Smartphones, telephones such as the iPhone or Blackberry that can run programs and connect to the Internet in addition to their more mundane uses, are increasingly being used as venues for healthcare information technology.
By Chris Anderson September 8, 2010
Joining an ever-growing number of health plans looking to help their members access health information wherever they may roam, Highland has announced the launch of its Highmark HealthHand iPhone application. The app provides members with a host of features, including the ability to find the closest Highmark participating providers including hospitals, urgent care facilities, retail clinics and...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
Imaging apps reviewed for iPad: Dr. Sam Friedman reviewed almost a half dozen imaging apps for iPhone on his son's iPad for an article in Advance. The apps included Merge Healthcare (eFilm Mobile), OsiriX and iCRco Inc. (iClarity), Mobile MIM (MIMvista) and ResolutionMD from Calgary Scientific.
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
Study quantifies "healthcare wastefulness" for the first time, according to the study's leads: "Researchers have calculated that more than half of the 354 million doctor visits made each year for acute medical care, like for fevers, stomachaches and coughs, are not with a patient’s primary physician, and that more
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
Mobile operator Telenor Norway is currently testing aging in place technologies, including wireless-enabled motion sensors and pill boxes, according to a post on the operator's corporate site. The pilot system alerts patients' caregivers so they can intervene and provide assistance when needed.
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
Will heart failure sensor startup CardioMEMS be wireless health's first big acquisition target? Medical device maker St. Jude Medical just announced a $60 million equity investment in CardioMEMS, which includes the exclusive option to acquire the startup for $375 million after certain milestones are met. The current investment also grants St. Jude a 19 percent stake in CardioMEMS.
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
PRESS RELEASE: St. Jude Medical, Inc. a global medical device company, and privately-held CardioMEMS today announced that they have reached an agreement under which St. Jude Medical will make a $60 million equity investment in CardioMEMS, a medical device company that has developed a wireless sensing and communication technology to assess cardiac performance. The agreement provides St.