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By Brian Dolan December 11, 2009
Apple recently announced the top selling apps, songs, games and podcasts from 2009 in an iTunes feature it called iTunes Rewind 2009. Perhaps surprisingly, one medical iPhone app made the list of the top 30 selling iPhone applications in 2009: Proloquo2Go.
By Brian Dolan December 11, 2009
Wireless bed sensor startup raises $535K: During the past year Roanoke, Virginia-based startup Wireless Medcare has raised $535,000 in capital to develop Vivatrak, a wireless sensor that attaches to a patient's bed. Vivatrak monitors patient movement to prevent bed sores or to prevent falls if a patient attempt to get up without assistance. The startup's founders say the need to raise $1.5...
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2009
UPDATE: Corventis and Speck have retracted the press release this story pulled from because of some inaccurate statements Speck's representatives made about the Corventis device. Here's Corventis' statement:
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2009
Speck Design Helps Corventis Predict Heart Failure Speck Design Delivers the Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design for the Corventis PiiX Monitor PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Speck is proud to partner with Corventis who is changing how patient, doctors, and devices interact to predict heart failure and to save lives.
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2009
By David Doherty, 3G Doctor At Informa's Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London last week, Thierry Zylberberg, General Manager Health Business at France Telecom gave an important lesson to wireless carriers and retailers as to how they can profit from mHealth today, as he revealed details of the Mondial “Care & Assistance” option being offered on contract and prepaid tariffs in France....
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2009
"The current U.S. market for wireless, home-based health care applications is $304 million," CTIA, the Wireless Association, wrote in an official comment to the FCC, which is mulling over the health care delivery elements of a national broadband plan.
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston has just inked a wireless network boost deal with Verizon Wireless to install and maintain a signal booster in the facility. The system Verizon Wireless will install was built by Molitoris, a distributed antenna systems (DAS) vendor:
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Personalized Medicine a $232B market? Mobile phones and wireless technology are clear enablers of the growing "personalized medicine" industry -- which is set to grow 11 percent annually according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The market is set to grow to $232 billion, according to the firm. More
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Today's nurses are indeed mobile, as one hospital system recently learned the hard way: SSM Health Care, a St. Louis-based hospital system has agreed to pay $1.7 million in back pay to nurses who had time deducted from their pay during meals despite whether or not they worked via their mobile phones, according to a report from the Associated Press. The U.S. Department of Labor found that the...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
Allscripts Remote, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) directly from their smartphones, is now available on BlackBerry devices.

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