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By Bernie Monegain 01:42 pm June 16, 2010
Pilot Travel Centers and Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab have opened three new medical clinics - in Oklahoma City, East St. Louis, Ill.; and Waco, Texas. The clinics use advanced healthcare information systems, including iPads, telemedicine and what Roadside Medical calls the industry's first full-function electronic medical record system for professional drivers.
By Brian Dolan 12:16 pm June 16, 2010
A report over at the Remington Report points to a survey conducted by SDI last fall called the Mobile & Social Media Study: Physicians’ Views of Emerging Technology, which we don't recall seeing previously: According to the survey, about 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone.
By Brian Dolan 12:00 pm June 16, 2010
Some 39 percent of Chief Medical Information Officers have rolled out mobile computers or handhelds at their facilities, according to a recently published survey in CMIO Magazine. The publication surveyed 212 CMIOs between May 3 and June 2 of this year. Here's the rest of that survey question's results: What is the status of mobile computers/handhelds within your organization?
By Brian Dolan 11:27 am June 16, 2010
Wireless health monitoring company CardioNet named Joseph Capper president and CEO this week, effective immediately. Capper was formerly president and CEO of diabetes care company Home Diagnostics, which Japan-based Nipro acquired earlier this year. CardioNet's offering uses wireless and medical technology to diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias.
By Mike Miliard 02:30 pm June 15, 2010
Continua Health Alliance officials say the company is creating an interoperable source code software library for mobile platforms.The international organization of healthcare and technology companies has chosen Vignet, a Virginia-based provider of "person-centric" connected health platform and solutions, to develop this mobile Continua Enabling Source Library (mCESL), which will be made available...
By Brian Dolan 12:49 pm June 15, 2010
Drugstore chain Walgreens launched a new text message (SMS) powered prescription alerts service for its customers. Prescription Text Alerts notify customers when their prescriptions are ready. In other mobile-related news, Walgreens also re-launched its iPhone app as well as its mobile site, m.walgreens.com.
By Brian Dolan 11:34 am June 15, 2010
Invitation to Join The mHealth Regulatory Coalition Purpose of the Coalition To develop a consensus among industry participants regarding the scope of what the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) should and should not regulate in the area of mHealth technologies, and propose that approach to FDA for adoption. Kickoff
By Brian Dolan 09:39 am June 15, 2010
If you have been following MobiHealthNews' series of contributed articles penned by Bradley Merrill Thompson, a strategic counsel at EBG Advisors, you know that the regulatory environment facing the mobile health industry is unfortunately about as murky as the Gulf Coast right now.
By Brian Dolan 09:23 am June 15, 2010
Last week 3G Doctor's business development lead David Doherty, an active leader in the mobile health community, announced that iPhone 4 users in the UK and Ireland will be able to conduct video consultations with doctors via the 3G Doctor service by using Apple's new video calling app, FaceTime.
By Brian Dolan 09:02 am June 15, 2010
At the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute conference this week, Aetna and Intel released preliminary findings from their Intel Health Guide pilot for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients.