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By MHN Staff July 10, 2009
NEW YORK–The healthcare industry has always been an early adopter of Wi-Fi. A new study from ABI Research forecasts that revenue from sales of Wi-Fi-enabled healthcare products worldwide (not even including Wi-Fi-equipped medical equipment) will total $4.9 billion in 2014. This represents an increase of nearly 70% over today’s figure. With $20 billion allocated in the US Stimulus Bill for the...
By Brian Dolan July 10, 2009
Continuous blood glucose monitoring company DexCom has appointed Dr. Eric Topol to its board of directors. Topol also serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Founding Member and Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Board Member of Triage Wireless and was on CardioNet's Scientific Advisory Board previously. DexCom looks to be the first wireless...
By Brian Dolan July 10, 2009
The revenue from worldwide sales of WiFi-enabled healthcare products will reach nearly $5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from ABI Research. The figure represents an increase of almost 70 percent over today's market.  "It's a pretty big business," ABI Research vice president Stan Schatt said in a statement. "The strong uptake of WiFi in the health industry is underpinned by its need...
By Brian Dolan July 9, 2009
iPhone as hearing aid sounds dubious: TechCrunch points out that the industry may still have a long way to go before we see commercial launches for blood glucose monitors and blood pressure pumps that connected to the iPhone, some health and disability-related apps are available. That includes soundAMP, a hearing aid application that's available in the AppStore for $9.99. More Kaiser Permanente's...
By Brian Dolan July 9, 2009
Global wireless sensor networking services, including home health initiatives and smart grids, will be a $6 billion market worldwide by 2012, according research firm ON World. "Two years ago home owners were installing wood floors and pools but today they are installing in-home energy management and health systems," says Mareca Hatler, ON World research director. "This trend is being driven by...
By MHN Staff July 8, 2009
LAKEWOOD, CO–(Marketwire - July 6, 2009) - Healthagen, a developer of healthcare information software, today announced its new partnership with Centura Health, offering a premier listing service for its healthcare facilities in Colorado available on all of its smart phone iTriage applications, including iTriage for the iPhone. With the introduction of this premier level of service, Centura Health...
By MHN Staff July 8, 2009
LONDON, June 30 — Wireless technologies has been of immense value to medical practitioners, enabling them to increase productivity and improve the availability of quality healthcare globally. However, while mobile technology undoubtedly adds value to healthcare, the question is whether advances in technology pose a security threat, as information transmitted across a network should be accessible...
By Brian Dolan July 8, 2009
Even though Manhattan Research recently published a report that found twice as many physicians are using iPhones this year than last year, the most popular smartphones in use by physicians today are BlackBerrys. mobihealthnews recently had the chance to discuss wireless healthcare trends with BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's Fraser Edward who heads the company's Healthcare Marketing Group....
By Brian Dolan July 8, 2009
Healthagen recently announced that it had extended the functionalities of its iPhone app iTriage to other smartphone platforms by optimizing its website for mobile browsers. While the company did not launch apps for each of these platforms, it noted BlackBerry, Android, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Palm, T-Mobile, Sony [Ericsson] and Motorola as some of the smartphone makers with devices that could now...
By Brian Dolan July 8, 2009
A recent Frost & Sullivan report that extols the value of mobile technology for healthcare settings missed the mark when it pointed to network level security as the key to wireless health tools' success. "While mobile technology undoubtedly adds value to healthcare, the question is whether advances in technology pose a security threat, as information transmitted across a network should be...

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