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By Brian Dolan 03:23 am October 21, 2010
Our lead panel at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare at CTIA earlier this month debated whether Deloitte's prediction that the mobile personal health record is the killer app for mHealth and whether data collected by consumers can be trusted by healthcare providers.
By Mike Miliard 02:28 am October 21, 2010
"Is HITECH working" That was the question posed by Vince Kuraitis, principal of Better Health Technologies, at the Mobile Health Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday.Specifically, Kuraitis, who runs the e-CareManagement blog (e-caremanagement.com), sought to explore how the stipulations of the stimulus might alter the healthcare IT business model - changing how the technology is developed and put to...
By Brian Dolan 02:05 am October 21, 2010
In the early years of WebMD, the site's founder Jeff Arnold had a staff of 60 and only $75,000 in annual revenue. By 2001, the company employed more than 5,000 and had almost $1 billion in annual revenue.
By Brian Dolan 04:08 pm October 20, 2010
Last spring the Greater New York Hospital Association's for-profit subsidiary, GNYHA Ventures, started looking into the mobile health space to determine just how it could help hospitals leverage mobile technologies to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
By Brian Dolan 03:40 pm October 20, 2010
MobiHealthNews recently had a chance to catch up with PatientKeeper's CEO Paul Brient to discuss how his company's mobile software can help healthcare organizations meet certain requirements under Stage 1 of Meaningful Use; the opportunity for Windows Phone 7 devices in healthcare; the growth of Android devices among US physicians; an
By Brian Dolan 10:47 am October 20, 2010
AirStrip Technologies has partnered with Sprint to offer hospitals a bundled solution comprising of Sprint's "clinical grade" in-building coverage enhancement along with AirStrip's remote monitoring applications. AirStrip's AirStripOB and other applications will also be available for use on two new Sprint Android handsets running on the operator's 3G and 4G networks.
By Brian Dolan 09:47 am October 20, 2010
ER wait times apps -- good for hospital revenue but may discourage patients from seeking care? American Medical News
By Brian Dolan 09:10 am October 20, 2010
Small deal but between two big companies: Walgreens has teamed up with Epocrates to help the physicians who use Epocrates mobile applications to find lower cost medications for their patients.
By Brian Dolan 07:50 am October 20, 2010
CIMIT, a consortium of hospitals and engineering schools in the Boston area, has spun out its first startup: Hand hygiene monitoring company HanGenix. The startup's technology automatically detects when a care provider uses a soap or alcohol gel dispenser and if they approach a patient's bed without washing or sanitizing their hands.
By Brian Dolan 07:27 am October 20, 2010
Minnesota-based GeaCom has created a "universal communicator" device for medical professionals that helps them communicate with patients who speak a different language. More than 100 languages can be supported in one device. The handheld device, called Phrazer, offers a touch screen interface that collects a patient's information, including medical history, symptoms and complaints.