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By Brian Dolan May 4, 2009
Here's our round-up of images from the second day of the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas last week, including speakers panel sessions and some of the mHealth products on display in the exhibit hall.  Lots of dedicated devices -- more companies need to leverage the tools already in the market, like mobile phones. Click here for the photos!
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Who will be the early adopters of telemedicine? "My immediate reaction: The geeks will be the first to grab it because they grab everything but that's not a market," Michael Ackerman, assistant director of high performance computing and communications at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health said during the ATA event as moderator Dena Puskin from the HHS Office for the...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Who says there's no money to be made in the mHealth industry? Mobile authentication and security company Diversinet reported revenues of more than $2 million for the first quarter this year, including more than $1.6 million from additional customers it acquired through its relationship with AllOne Health.  The extra revenues helped Diversinet swing to a net profit of $182,000 compared to a net...
By Brian Dolan May 1, 2009
Tunstall's RTX3371 Wireless Telehealth Monitor follows the trend of many of the telemedicine solutions we saw on display at the American Telemedicine Association event earlier this week: 2G radios. If a device is simply transmitting biometric data into the cloud en route to online portals for physicians and other caregivers, who needs high-speed 3G networks? Most telemedicine companies seem to...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2009
Click the image for the entire letter... A representative from Google just sent us a letter that Google's VP of Public Policy and Communications Rachel Whetstone sent to Consumer Watchdog yesterday. Whetstone addresses each of Consumer Watchdog's claims and explains more specifically which topics Google was lobbying the federal government about.  "As you know, Google Health is a Personal Health...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2009
In the past few weeks Google Health has caught a good amount of flack for inaccuracies that made their way into a patient's personal health record, and whether it deserves blame or not, you have to admit  Google did play a part in that debacle. Now, however, a consumer watchdog group has accused Google of lobbying the federal government to let it sell patients' online medical records, and this...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2009
During a plenary session at the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas this week Colonel Jeffrey Davies, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command described an mHealth project for wounded soldiers who have recently returned home from conflicts overseas. Davies' talk was entitled "The Army Medical Department's Tele-TBI Intitiatives: Today Military...
By Brian Dolan April 30, 2009
According to a recent profile on Apple's corporate site, Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients. "Physicians need something that is a beeper and cell phone, and that allows them to get messages...
By Brian Dolan April 29, 2009
What role can mobile phones play in saving lives during a swine flu outbreak? Three companies in the mHealth industry have spoken out this week about the opportunity mobiles could play in mitigating the risk of a pandemic disease like swine flu. mHealth could help public health officials better collect data, could help slow the spread of the flu through remote monitoring, and could help keep...
By Brian Dolan April 29, 2009
Phreesia, which offers wireless tablets for patient check-in at physician's offices, just announced a new risk assessment tool that aims to help doctors identify patients at risk for osteoporosis. The company worked with osteoporosis expert, Felicia Cosman, MD, and based its new assessment survey on the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) recently released Clinician's Guide to Prevention and...

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