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By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
Wireless Healthcare, who develop new concepts in healthcare delivery, have created a demonstration website, www.alphadaughters.com to illustrate how a range of ehealth applications and care services could be brought together and accessed via a mobile device.
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
According to industry consulting firm Wireless Healthcare's principal analyst Peter Kruger, there are more than 30 million people in the US that are caregivers for a family member, typically an older family member. Wireless Healthcare believes that providing this "hidden army" of healthcare workers with the right tools could help reduce the costs of healthcare expenditures.
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
3M launched a new physician dictation application for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that allows physicians to use a single tool for phone, email and dictation, the company stated in a release. Since the device provides data access through WiFi or 3G , 3M's software, called 3M Mobile Dictation, does not require the user to synch his dictation software with the server since it provides...
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
Livestrong offers diabetes tracker: Lance Armstrong and his team at LiveStrong are taking on diabetes: This week, Armstrong introduced a new feature called MyPlate D on Livestrong.com. MyPlate D builds on the current food and exercise tracking tools available to users on Livestrong's site. MyPlate D helps Type 2 diabetics break food down to its nutritional components, beyond calories:...
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
CardioNet, a wireless remote cardiac monitoring company, has hired Lazard Freres & Co. of New York to evaluate its options, CEO Randy Thurman told investors on a call this morning. Analysts believe the move means CardioNet may seriously consider a sale.
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
Earlier this month at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit, Vodafone Group CEO Vittoro Colao announced that the carrier was working with pharmaceutical company Novartis on a program called SMS For Life in Tanzania. Vodafone, Novartis and their partner IBM announced the program officially today.
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
LONDON, Dec. 14 -- A new solution developed by IBM ( IBM), Novartis and Vodafone with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, is helping to save lives using everyday technology to improve the availability of anti-malarial drugs in remote areas of Tanzania.
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
Close to 70 percent of parents with children who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes had a "very positive" review of a mobile phone glucometer prototype that Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health developed. More than 50 percent of the parents expressed interest in signing up for a service that includes such a device, according to result from an online survey. Nearly 30 percent of parents...
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
BOSTON, Dec. 8 -- In a recent study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, new data revealed that parents of children with diabetes were receptive to using novel health technology - such as a mobile phone that could collect and transmit the child's blood sugar readings to a doctor - to help manage their child's diabetes. This study was published in the...
By Brian Dolan December 14, 2009
While Apple supports the Nike+ activity monitor and has demonstrated a connected blood glucometer made by Lifescan at its iPhone 3G unveiling, its movement toward championing peripheral health devices for the iPhone has been decidedly limited to date.

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