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By Brian Dolan February 18, 2010
Will patients ever use handheld ultrasound devices at home? Some sonographers believe that's idiotic, moronic, dangerous, highly irresponsible, "right up there with in-utero glamor shots," and "the worst idea I have heard of."
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2010
According to a recent survey conducted by Accenture and sponsored by the GSM Association, consumers are not only interested in embedded devices and services, like connected health services, but many believe that using them would enrich their lives. Their research included results from an online survey which polled 1,005 early adopter consumers that own at least four networked devices and use...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2010
World Economic Forum turned attention to wireless health: At the World Economic Forum last month, a number of wireless health start-ups were among the speakers. One was Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs whose team has uploaded this video about the wireless health opportunity. Word has it that the WEF's telecom group will have wireless health as a focus this year. Video
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2010
Wireless health services aim to improve care, but they also seek to reduce overall healthcare spending, which a recent study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports is increasing. The study shows that healthcare spending increased by 5.7 percent in 2009 and projects that this decade may bring about an average annual growth rate of 6.1 percent in healthcare spending. By...
By Brian Dolan February 17, 2010
HOUSTON--Emerging Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Pinksheets: EHSI). Unlike other industries, spending on healthcare showed no signs of slowing down and the sector made its biggest one-year jump ever according to a new study by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS study, released this month, estimates that health care spending rose 5.7% in 2009 to a phenomenal 17.3% share of...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
The number of gateways used in telehealth applications will increase to more than 1 million in 2014 and to about 3.6 million in 2018, according to a new report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research.
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.--A new report from InMedica (www.in-medica.com), on the world market for telehealth, forecasts that the number of gateways used in telehealth applications will increase to over one million in 2014 and to around 3.6 million in 2018. The initiatives taken by governments and private healthcare providers to increase reimbursements and reduce the legal and liability issues will...
By Brian Dolan February 16, 2010
Sleep respironics system wins GSMA award: At the GSM Association's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Philips and Cinterion won an award for best embedded mobile offering for their System One, mHealth respironics sleep therapy service. More
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
According to the ITU, the number of global mobile phone users hit 4.6 billion at the end of 2009, and it will reach 5 billion by the end of 2010 thanks to growth in mobile users in the developing market largely spurred by mobile health and mobile banking services.
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
Strong global mobile cellular growth predicted across all regions and all major markets Barcelona, 15 February 2010 — After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010, driven by advanced services and handsets in developed countries and increased take-up of mobile...