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By Brian Dolan November 1, 2009
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President and CEO of the Global Health Council declared at the Foundation for the NIH's mHealth Summit (mHS09) in Washington D.C. last week. Sturchio noted that the quote is a famous statement made by British physicist and science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.
By Brian Dolan October 29, 2009
A year ago most discussions about wireless health centered on VoIP handsets for healthcare workers, distributed antenna systems or real-time tracking systems for hospital equipment -- it was an IT industry focused on infrastructure and the health industry as enterprise.
By Brian Dolan October 29, 2009
(Pictured on Left) Ezekiel Emanuel, Special Advisor for Health Policy, OMB, Executive Office of President Obama.
By Brian Dolan October 29, 2009
"Medicine is going to be vastly different," Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr.
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2009
The number one reason that Alzheimer's patients are institutionalized is sleep disorders, Dr. Phillip Low, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of NeuroVigil explained during his presenation at the TEDMED conference in San Diego this week. It's not dementia. Low said that 70 million people in the U.S. have a sleep disorder but only 4 million have had sleep tests.
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2009
On its corporate website, Apple has profiled another hospital, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, which has outfitted some of its 19,500 employees across 11 hospitals with iPhones. Apple said that the hospital's trauma ward is the busiest one in the country and that the facilities serve a metro population of about 5 million people.
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2009
At the TEDMED event here in San Diego this week, personal genomics company 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki announced that the company now had more than 30,000 "active" genomes in its database and that it would soon launch a "Relative Finder" service for its users. As part of the new service, users can explore connections to other users of the site to determine how related they are to each other...
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2009
At the TEDMED event in San Diego this week, Penn Schoen Berland distributed a booklet, National Healthcare Survey for TEDMED: Key Findings, on-site at the event. The company conducted 1,005 online interviews with the U.S. general adult public in mid-September. While none of the metrics are specific to wireless health, many point to the peripheral discussions that are important to EHRs,...
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2009
Living a quantified life -- tracking vital signs, recording exercise routines, monitoring caloric intake and counting steps -- is a large and growing trend important to wireless health and fitness.

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