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By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
Henry Ford Health System conducted a pilot of Pharos Innovations' "device-free" remote patient monitoring solution that reduced expected hospital admissions for enrolled heart failure patients by 36 percent after six months. The healthcare system launched the pilot last July and the pilot concluded at the end of 2008.
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
NORTHFIELD, IL -- 09/08/09 -- Pharos Innovations announced today that results of the Henry Ford Health System Patient-Centered Team Care program show a 36% reduction in expected all-cause hospital admissions for enrolled heart failure patients after six months of enrollment and a return of 2.3:1 vs. program costs.
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
At a company event today Apple announced a new iPod nano that has a video camera, FM radio and a pedometer. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that the step counts and estimated calories burned data collected by the iPod nano can be sent to the user's Nike+ iPod account for tracking. "iPod nano is the world's most popular music player with over 100 million sold," Jobs stated in a company release. Despite...
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 -- Apple today introduced the new iPod nano, adding a video camera, mic and speaker to the world's most popular music player. Music lovers can now shoot video wherever they are, view it on their iPod nano and use their computers to easily transfer their videos to YouTube. The new iPod nano features an ultra-thin and sleek design with a larger 2.2-inch color display and...
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
The largest mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DoCoMo, might bring its brand to the U.S. and offer DoCoMo wireless service over T-Mobile USA's or AT&T's network, according to reports in Japan Today and Japan Times. The reports claim that the carrier is interested in launching its advanced mobile Internet services for the U.S. market.
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
Wireless healthcare technology company Halo Monitoring has connected its personal health monitoring and alert system to Microsoft's online health data repository, HealthVault.
By Brian Dolan September 9, 2009
Seniors can now choose to have their myHalo 24/7 vital signs and ADLs securely transmitted to Microsoft HealthVault
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2009
BlackBerry's App World is now available online -- previously you needed a BlackBerry smartphone to review the applications available through the store -- and the number of health and medical related BlackBerry applications has also more than doubled since the App World launched earlier this year. There are now 85 in the Heath & Wellness category of BlackBerry applications. Within that...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2009
Mobile software developer Epocrates released survey results that polled nurses who use their Epocrates smartphone application. This most recent survey follows a similar format to the one the company conducted recently with medical students -- revisit the results from that poll here. Here are the metrics that resulted from the most recent Epocrates survey:
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2009
Nurses Weigh in on Challenges and Technology Use in Epocrates Survey September 8, 2009 -- Epocrates, Inc., a leading provider of decision support solutions, released survey results exploring challenges facing today's nurses and the increasing role of technology use in hospitals and clinics across the nation.

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