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By Brian Dolan March 4, 2009
Lab Soft News, a blog presented by the Pathology Education Consortium (PEC), which describes the publication as an "Idea Factory for Pathology Informatics and the Clinical Laborator" has a lengthy post on the popularity of the iPhone's camera. PEC's president, Bruce Friedman MD wrote that the iPhone's camera is ranked as the fifth most popular one used to upload photos to the very popular Flickr...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
"We wanted to make the fitness tracking experience cool, fun, simple and custom," Michael C. Williams, founder and CEO of iTMP Technology told Reuters in a recent interview. "We did it by leveraging the iPhone's technology." iTMP's product is called SM Heart Link, which is a "wireless bridge" that can collect data from wireless sensors like heart rate chest straps or cycling sensors on bikes and...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
One of the key pillars of eHealth is online symptom databases and one of the earliest vendors to enter that space was A.D.A.M., which sold CD-ROMs during the dotCom days of yore. The company has recently white labeled their Symptom Navigator as an iPhone app that caregivers can re-brand and offer to their patients. Mobihealthnews caught up with A.D.A.M.'s Greg Juhn, SVP Product Strategy to...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
Looks like Microsoft is finally gearing up to promote AllOne Mobile's platform, which makes the company's PHR HealthVault available on mobile phones. To date the companies have worked together to bring the PHR mobile, but Microsoft has done little to promote the partnership, assumedly because AllOne Mobile isn't going to be the only vendor to take HealthVault mobile. Here's a quick blurb from the...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2009
Mobile Marketing Blog re-printed highlights from U.N-Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership's head Claire Thwaites' recent column in Mobile Word Focus Magazine. "Mobile technology is becoming the most prevalent means of storing and transmitting data in order to improve the health of millions of people," she wrote. Revisit our interview with Thwaites' here. The New York Times has a great piece...
By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
President Obama has named Clinton Administration vet Nancy-Ann DeParle to the post of Director of the White House Office for Health Reform. The position is commonly referred to as the "health czar," which Obama's first pick for HHS secretary (and health czar) Tom Daschle coined. Obama also publicly confirmed reports that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will lead the HHS. DeParle managed...
By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
Apple's iTunes App Store for the iPhone isn't the only applications store for mobile devices these days: Google already has the Android Marketplace for phones running on its operating software and others are looking to launch stores: Nokia's Ovi Apps Store for Symbian, RIM's BlackBerry Apps Storefront, Microsoft SkyMarket for Windows Mobile, and Palm's webOS Software Store for its upcoming Pre...
By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
Just for fun since it's Monday morning: Here's a "preview" video from Microsoft that captures some of their visions for the connected future--check out the scene with the doctor using some incredibly thin mobile clinical assistant for the mHealth angle--but note the extreme focus on user interface. Design is an incredibly important key toward driving adoption. Video: Future Vision Montage
By Brian Dolan March 2, 2009
It's being billed as the ATM for the healthcare industry: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is developing a computerized kiosk that can take a patient's medical history, weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs as well as simple blood tests including glucose and cholesterol tests. The kiosk's raison d'être is to bring relief to the overburdened healthcare system, streamline check-...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2009
Looks like our original post on this was spot on: According to most major media outlets, President Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health and Human Services. The official announcement is expected to take place Monday. Former Senate leader Tom Daschle was Obama's first nominee, but he bowed out after some $146,000 in unpaid taxes came to light during his...

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