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By Molly Merrill August 31, 2010
The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is launching a one-year program that will use a text messaging platform to increase medication adherence in its teenage heart transplant patients. The hospital is working with CareSpeak Communications Inc., a privately held mobile health company in New Jersey, which is providing the two-way...
By Brian Dolan August 31, 2010
Ebix, an international supplier of on demand software and ecommerce services to the insurance industry has agreed to acquire and merge with medical education software developer ADAM in a deal valued at about $66 million, according to the companies.
By Brian Dolan August 31, 2010
Deloitte's most recent research note focused on the opportunity presented by mobile devices outfitted with personal health records (PHRs): "Combined with actionable decision support...
By Brian Dolan August 31, 2010
Neal Sikka, an emergency physician at George Washington University, launched a six-month study in May that aimed to determine how accurately ER doctors and physician assistants could diagnose wounds from images patients took with their own mobile phones.
By Brian Dolan August 27, 2010
The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has tapped CareSpeak Communications for a two-way text message-enabled medication adherence program for teenage heart transplant patients and their families.
By Brian Dolan August 27, 2010
East Brunswick, NJ (August 27, 2010) — The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is working with CareSpeak Communications to bring mHealth (mobile health) to its teenage heart transplant patients and their families. The CareSpeak system uses 2-way text messaging to ensure patients take their medications on time and as prescribed,...
By Brian Dolan August 26, 2010
Perhaps more than any other quote, Kaiser Permanente senior IT manager Sean Chai's recent quote in the Wall Street Journal sums up how a good number of healthcare professionals feel about Apple's iPad: “Apple didn’t design this for the health-care industry.
By Brian Dolan August 26, 2010
In the United States today there are about 3 million people with some form of epilepsy, a medical condition that produces seizures affecting mental and physical functions.
By Brian Dolan August 25, 2010
PerfectServe Clinician for the iPhone: For those physicians with iPhones and an existing PerfectServe account (the company counts 14,000 customers), the new iPhone app from PerfectServe enables users to contact colleagues directly without needing phone lists, directories or call schedules; Call patients with their privacy protected, since only the physicians’ office IDs will appear on caller ID;...
By Brian Dolan August 25, 2010
Sorry, the iPhone isn't revolutionizing medicine... yet: A Business Insider commentary piece argues that the real future growth will be in physician centered apps for both the iPad and iPhone. The report includes interviews with McKinsey & Co. as well as an academic at Columbia University.