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By Mike Miliard 11:24 pm October 19, 2010
"Wireless devices are the number one means of communication today," said Kelley Carr, president of the Custom Solutions Group of Manchester, N.H.-based CSI, which specializes in the design and implementation of in-building wireless solutions. Carr spoke at a workshop at the Mobile Health Expo at Caesar's Palace Tuesday.Nonetheless, Carr cited a recent survey that had asked hospitals: "Do you have...
By Brian Dolan 10:01 am October 19, 2010
According to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Internet Project, of the 85 percent of American adults who use a mobile phone today 17 percent have used their phone to look up health or medical information.
By Brian Dolan 09:31 am October 18, 2010
UAE operator offers SMS consultations: Etisalat, a mobile operator in the United Arab Emirates announced the availability of an SMS based application that enables users to seek medical information on men's health, women's health, children's health and psychological health. Users of the service will also be able to seek advice from consultants on obesity, diet, exercise, diabetes and more...
By Mike Miliard 01:00 pm October 15, 2010
GE Healthcare has successfully linked its electronic medical records (EMR) solution with several non-GE inpatient systems, providing a single view of the patient record that will go beyond the requirements of meaningful use. The interoperability solution is set to debut at beta sites Capital Region Healthcare (N.H.) and Decatur Memorial Hospital (Ill.) in early 2011 with general availability...
By Brian Dolan 03:00 am October 14, 2010
This week GigaOM Pro posted a report penned by longtime global health analyst Jody Ranck -- who recently joined the mHealth Alliance's executive board -- on the rising trend of mobile health applications. Ranck's paper serves as a well-crafted, high level overview of activity in the global mobile health field. While it's 25 pages long, the report moves swiftly from one topic to the next and is a...
By Jamie Thompson 07:37 pm October 13, 2010
As electronic health records become more prevalent, it becomes more difficult to choose an EHR that will remain relevant and usable well into the future. Jerry Buchanan of eMids Technologies, Inc., an IT consulting firm, shares the following five key components of the EHR of tomorrow.1. "Liquidity of data is an absolute necessity," said Buchanan, who cited interoperability and integration as...
By Brian Dolan 11:47 am October 13, 2010
This is big: AT&T announced plans to offer WellDoc's FDA-approved mobile phone-based diabetes management solution to a select group of AT&T employees sometime in 2011. (AT&T's benefits program covers some 1.2 million employees, retirees and dependents so the company has a vested interest in improving employees' health while keeping costs low).
By Brian Dolan 10:38 am October 13, 2010
DALLAS AND BALTIMORE, Md. – October 13, 2010 — AT&T and WellDoc, a healthcare company that develops technology solutions to improve the lives of people with chronic diseases, today announced a strategic alliance to market and sell WellDoc’s mobile health (mHealth) solution in the United States to facilitate improved patient outcomes and reduce the spiraling costs of managing chronic diseases.
By Brian Dolan 09:28 am October 12, 2010
AT&T has inked a deal with eCardio Diagnostics to provide wireless connectivity to the arrhythmia monitoring company's near real-time cardiac monitoring devices. eCardio’s monitoring devices enable heart patients to recover at home rather than spend additional time in the hospital and aim to help reduce re-admissions among heart patients.
By Brian Dolan 09:11 am October 12, 2010
During an educational session at CTIA Enterprise & Apps in San Francisco last week, Alex Brisbourne, president and COO of Kore Telematics, a wireless M2M company said that in 2008 health-related products made up about 1 percent of new business for his company.