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By Brian Dolan 09:10 pm April 8, 2009
The more than 140 attendees at the eWEEK Presents: Healthcare and IT Wireless session at the CTIA event in Las Vegas last year, edified the claim that wireless health stole the show last week.  "While many industries are making cutbacks, healthcare is one industry that promises resilience and strength. In particular, mobile devices promise a world of new applications for patients and medical...
By Brian Dolan 08:28 pm April 8, 2009
Stalking around the usual suspects at the HIMSS conference this week was a band of pink pants wearing entrepreneurs: The team from Sarasota-based start-up Voalte brought more than silly pants to Chicago though, they brought iPhones loaded with wireless VoIP, nurses' alarms and text messages, too. Vo- (voice) + al- (alarms) + te (texts), pronounced "volt" was founded by Trey Lauderdale, a former...
By Brian Dolan 07:03 pm April 8, 2009
I love the smell of tradeshows in the morning. Brian Dolan, Editor, mobihealthnews Good thing, too, because the mobihealthnews team has spent the last two weeks at three of them: CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas (sunny/mild), BodyNets in Los Angeles (sunny/warm), and HIMSS in Chicago (snowy/cold then sunny/warm). The city of HIMSS clearly produced superior beer selections (Chicago's Goose Island 312...
By Brian Dolan 04:02 pm April 8, 2009
Technology that converts a mobile phone into a compact, high-resolution, handheld microscope; A lensfree imaging platform on a mobile phone that uses digital holograms of bacteria or cells to monitor for disease; a system of wireless devices that tracks and locates survivors trapped by fires and structural collapse. These three technologies have been selected from among more than 100 applicants...
By Brian Dolan 01:56 pm April 8, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs told reporters during a trip to South Korea that his firm was looking at wireless and healthcare companies in the country for venture capital investment opportunities. Qualcomm's interest coincides with a government investment promotion program in South Korea. Qualcomm has a track record of investing in and supporting the development of wireless health companies,...
By Brian Dolan 01:47 pm April 8, 2009
Two years ago the Chief Marketing Officer of the American Medical Association left the organization to take the helm of a start-up in the continuing medical education (CME) sector that had just launched its own XM Satellite Radio show, ReachMD. On the weekend doctors can tune into ReachMD for 15 minute CME classes and take the tests in real-time on their mobile phones. During the week the radio...
By Brian Dolan 04:40 am April 8, 2009
Earlier this year we reported that Kaiser Permanente was planning on rolling out a national campaign for text message based appointment reminders after the company conducted a successful pilot. This week at the HIMSS event in Chicago, we caught up with Kaiser's Director of Enterprise Engineering Carlos Matos and VP of Public Relations Holly Potter to discuss the text message reminder rollout and...
By Brian Dolan 04:34 am April 8, 2009
Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records, a national program run by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that it is fielding applications for grant recipients who will work as part of a team to help patients and physicians better manage chronic diseases through "observations of daily living" (ODLs). ODLs include health data from everyday...
By Brian Dolan 04:15 am April 8, 2009
Earlier this week, AirStrip Technologies announced that the FDA had granted the company's iPhone application, AirStrip OB, clearance to market the app to physicians via Apple's App Store. AirStrip OB enables obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and the baby. The data set includes heart tracings, contraction patterns,...
By Brian Dolan 03:49 pm April 7, 2009
While Diversinet and AllOne Mobile didn't have a booth at the HIMSS event here in Chicago, the companies were busy meeting with the major EHR vendors, solidifying existing relationships and ensuring they have every segment of the EHR market mobilized. It's a simplification, however, to spin AllOne Mobile as a company that only mobilizes health records--as the name suggests, AllOne's vision is...

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