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By Brian Dolan September 17, 2009
Apple recently updated its iTunes App Store to include a list of the top 200 highest grossing applications in the entire store. While the App Store does not include a list for the biggest revenue generating apps by category, eight medical, health or fitness iPhone applications are among the top 200 highest grossing apps overall.
By Brian Dolan September 17, 2009
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion’s Fraser Edward made a poignant comment this week to a Canadian newspaper: “Right now information is a bit fragmented and not quite synchronized, but in time it will all be seamless. Then smartphones will truly break the barriers between hospitals and home care.
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2009
A representative from Epocrates has clarified the announcement that the company would no longer support older Windows Mobile and Palm devices -- the company said that the majority of Palm OS devices will continue to have support from Epocrates. Here's the update:
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2009
It was a hard fight to get insurance companies to cover dedicated text-to-speech devices for speech-impaired patients, but it finally happened in 2001, according to a report in The New York Times. Now the fight is on to get insurers to pay for cheaper devices and software that they claim work just as well or better.
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2009
A few readers have mentioned an email they received from Epocrates yesterday: The notice informs users of "older Palm and Windows Mobile devices" that Epocrates is beginning to phase out support for their devices. While the missive does not include a time line for the phasing out process, it appears that PDA users are still able to purchase Epocrates software from the company's website. As of...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
Canada's Globe and Mail has a feature on BlackBerry devices and applications driving innovation in healthcare both for healthcare workers and consumers alike. The feature includes a number of wireless health related predictions from Kevin Talbot, the co-managing partner for BlackBerry Partners Fund, a VC fund based in Toronto.
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
Tim Gee, Principal at Medical Connectivity Consulting and the chair of the Medical Device Connectivity conference in Boston last week laid out the market opportunity for wireless sensors in healthcare.
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge.
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Wireless remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions provider Corventis announced today that it has finished enrolling patients into its MUSIC (Multi-Sensor Monitoring in Congestive Heart Failure) program, which includes two trials: the MUSIC Asia (180 patients) and the pivotal MUSIC study (362 patients). The trials aim to develop and evaluate an algorithm to predict heart failure events.
By Brian Dolan September 14, 2009
Preliminary Findings and Criteria of MUSIC Asia Study Detailed at Heart Failure Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting

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