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By Brian Dolan 09:45 am March 11, 2009
While it's been available for download for a few weeks, Healthagen just officially announced the launch of its iTriage iPhone app (not to be confused with Triage Wireless). Designed by two Denver-based ER doctors, iTriage aims to help consumers make better healthcare decisions by providing relevant medical info, transparency around quality, and info and access to local healthcare facilities. Here...
By Brian Dolan 08:52 am March 11, 2009
Mobile text messaging service provider, Clickatell formally announced its partnership with AllOne Mobile and the U.S. Military to provide text message-based communications for injured soldiers who recently returned home with serious injuries. "Giving soldiers the option of real time, direct, two-way encrypted communications with their health care worker via their mobile phone is a real benefit to...
By Brian Dolan 05:42 am March 11, 2009
There's been a flurry of "Top Ten (free) Medical iPhone Apps" lists gracing the homepages of a number of health blogs and publications this week. Because of the iTunes' AppStore's popularity, trying to pin down the Top Ten Free Apps in a given category is like trying to shoot a moving target. If you believe recent studies, chances are anyone who downloaded one of these apps last week won't be...
By Brian Dolan 12:38 pm March 10, 2009
This is rather amazing: Yet another medical adherence app for the iPhone that helps users keep track of medications they are taking. The latest is called iPills--not to be confused with The Pill Phone or Pillboxer or myCommunity PillBox, all of which we have covered in the past.  Stop me when this sounds familiar: iPills lets you set up pills you need to take regularly--at any interval. With...
By Brian Dolan 09:16 am March 10, 2009
Sicel Technologies, a developer of wireless implantable sensors, has received clearance from the FDA to begin marketing DVS-HFT, the next-gen of its wireless implantable dosimeter that measures radiation dose at the tumor site. Health & Beauty Care Executive magazine and Good Housekeeping magazine each gave awards to A&D's Wellness Connected services, according to the company. The devices...
By Brian Dolan 08:59 am March 10, 2009
The most recent of the Health Affairs journal just went to print and one paper in the journal discusses the barriers toward personal health record (PHR) adoptions and potential solutions to some of the barriers. Not surprisingly, one potential solution suggested is accessing PHRs via mobile phone.  "It is imperative that these barriers hampering adoption of personal health records be addressed....
By Brian Dolan 07:46 am March 10, 2009
InfoLogix and Chesterfield, Missouri-based Sisters of Mercy Health System have inked a deal to deploy wireless multi-site medical communications throughout the seven state area hospitals, physician practices and outpatient clinics. As part of the deal across three of the health system's campuses, some 240 mobile phones will be distributed to doctors, nurses and patients (?) at Mercy hospitals....
By Brian Dolan 06:09 am March 10, 2009
  Dr. Phillip Olla penned a rather comprehensive trend piece on the "M-health phenomenon" over at the MOCOM 2009 site.  Olla lays out his definition of mobile health and also builds the case for why mHealth has serious potential to help improve healthcare for marginalized populations the world over. The author also mentions his upcoming book: Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications, ...
By Brian Dolan 05:18 am March 10, 2009
John Walls, Vice President of Public Affairs for CTIA, a leading wireless industry association, recently interviewed the Center for Disease Control's  Dr. Jay M. Bernhardt, who serves as the CDC's Director of the National Center for Health Marketing. "Mobile communications is absolutely going to revolutionize not just health communications, not just public health, but, I believe, health in...
By Brian Dolan 11:00 am March 9, 2009
The eHealth Initiative (not to be confused with Boston-based mHealth Initiative) CEO Janet Marchiboda has stepped down to take a job at IBM as their Chief Healthcare Officer. Tom Wiltzius, who is a junior at Stanford University, has won a $6,000 fellowship to fund his FrontlineSMS:Medic program in Balaka district, Malawi. Since most studies show radiation from cell phones is not harmful, ABC News...

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