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By Brian Dolan October 20, 2009
Text alerts to encourage blood donations: The Red Cross announced that it will begin offering real-time alerts to critical blood inventories and tips for successful blood donations through text messages. Users opt-in to the program and can then choose to give blood when and where it is needed. The text will even include a click to call feature that allows the user to book an appointment right...
By Brian Dolan October 20, 2009
A recent Brookings Institute report that we pointed to last week has drummed up a lot of response from the political commentary crowd: Joe Rothstein, editor of EIN News, penned an editorial in U.S. Politics Today this week that picked up where Brookings Institute's Darrell West left off:
By Brian Dolan October 20, 2009
A recent report from the The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and commissioned by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) found that only 6.3 percent of the hardware used in the field today are handheld devices like smartphones. The report follows an announcement from Verizon Wireless earlier this month that it now offering an application for home health care workers...
By Brian Dolan October 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 -- The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today announced the completion of The BlackBerry® Report: The National State of the Home Care Industry Study. The study, conducted to provide insights into essential advances and reforms in the delivery of home health care services, is intended to help providers of these crucial services prepare for pending...
By Brian Dolan October 20, 2009
Online visits to get reimbursement: New York-based MPV Health Care plans to reimburse for more than 22,0000 physicians who use McKesson subsidiary RelayHealth's webVisit consultations. The group has partnered with Mohawk Valley Medical Associates (MVMA) a regional, independent physician association. RelayHealth also offers results management, personal health records (PHRs), appointment scheduling...
By Brian Dolan October 19, 2009
Epocrates announced that its clinical software suite, Epocrates Essentials is now available for BlackBerry smartphones. In its recent press release, the software developer said that "BlackBerry smartphones are one of Epocrates' fastest growing platform with more than 20 percent growth among U.S. physicians in the past quarter." Epocrates Essentials is also available for Palm, Windows Mobile,...
By Brian Dolan October 19, 2009
Epocrates Essentials Suite Features Premium Drug, Disease and Diagnostic Resources
By Brian Dolan October 19, 2009
"Our company focus is the protection of our Intellectual Property and the commercialization of a development platform of products for solution providers in growing market segments like: the remote collection of data for patient monitoring, physical rehabilitation and strength conditioning, gaming, military, and aviation," Applied Technology Holdings CEO Jay Shears stated in a company press...
By MHN Staff October 19, 2009
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Technology Holdings, Inc., revealed today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted its patent on a system for the gathering and processing of biometric and biomechanical body motion data.
By Brian Dolan October 16, 2009
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