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By Brian Dolan April 15, 2010
This week in mobile health news brings preventative care moves from two insurers: UnitedHealth and Kaiser Permanente Southern California.
By Brian Dolan April 15, 2010
As part of its recent interest in all things mobile health, a headline over at Scientific American this week asked a weighty question: Should medical apps face governmental oversight? The answer to that question is one we have tracked consistently over the past year and a half, but the quick and easy version of it might be: They already do.
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2010
According to a regulatory filing with the SEC this week, Sotera Wireless has secured $10.75 million of a $15 million round of venture funding from undisclosed investor(s). Some of Sotera Wireless' previous investors have included Qualcomm Ventures, Intel Capital, Sanderling Ventures and Apposite Capital.
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Southern California recently announced plans to pilot FitOrbit's online and mobile fitness training services to selected members who are trying to lose weight.
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2010
An "odd couple" is how the New York Times described the pairing of insurer UnitedHealth and community fitness center chain YMCA.
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2010
Revenues from remote patient monitoring services that use mobile networks will rise to $1.9 billion globally by 2014, according to Juniper Research's recent report, "Mobile Healthcare Opportunities: Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies 2010-2014." Juniper's prediction is not the first to tackle the question of the mo
By Brian Dolan April 14, 2010
Wireless tools continue to roll out in hospitals: Aerohive and others have enabled a wireless infrastructure at Riverside Health Care's facility that enables providers to conduct bedside registration and order entry. Nurses conduct bedside documentation drug administration by using tablet devices. The facility also outfitted its nurses and health care professionals with handheld units that...
By Brian Dolan April 13, 2010
The mobile health trend started to pick up steam halfway through last year: Since then a flurry of reports have hit the interwebs with insightful analysis and punchy interviews well worth reading.
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
AHRQ says EHR makers need to remember consumers, too: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has set forth a list of suggestions for health IT vendors that include a recommendation to focus more on the needs of consumers when creating EHR systems. More
By Brian Dolan April 12, 2010
Bayer is bringing the Nintendo DS enabled blood glucose meter, Didget, to the US next month, according to a report in BusinessWeek.