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By Brian Dolan 07:35 pm March 31, 2010
"We should all hold out hope that this is not a one-time event, that this is the first step in genuine healthcare reform," E. David Hertz, managing director of Cutlass Capital said at the Health Technology Investment Forum according to a report in HealthcareITNews. "It's just that the first step is really insurance reform and provided a very, very important societal benefit in the form of access...
By Brian Dolan 07:31 pm March 31, 2010
In Las Vegas last week at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare, our co-located event at CTIA Wireless, I hosted a panel that included representatives from Vodafone, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Jitterbug. The topic: What is the role for wireless carriers in mHealth. The answers were varied but with only one exception they honed in on one conclusion: Carriers will not be selling...
By Brian Dolan 10:41 am March 30, 2010
By Adele Waugaman, who directs the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership and manages communications for the mHealth Alliance.
By Brian Dolan 07:53 am March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries.
By Brian Dolan 06:55 am March 30, 2010
The first presentation at MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare event last week was a spirited talk given by Mohr Davidow Venture General Partner Michael Goldberg. Goldberg led MDV's investment in wireless health company Corventis and is actively seeking out other wireless health startups with a clinical focus.
By Brian Dolan 09:23 am March 29, 2010
Pew Internet Research recently published a report that notes that for patients with two chronic illnesses, 52 percent are Internet users. Another Pew study found that 27 percent of patients over 65 years old define themselves as "e-patients".
By Brian Dolan 12:03 am March 25, 2010
Esther Dyson, journalist, pundit, Flickr, 23andMe and de.lic.ious investor (among many others) sees great potential in mHealth, consumer health and the quantified self movement. More Also read that Dyson's helping to bring Text4Baby to Russia.
By Brian Dolan 09:00 pm March 24, 2010
While Vitality, the maker of GlowCaps announced this week that it had inked a deal with AT&T to provide cellular connectivity for its medication adherence service, the real news is that Vitality has tapped Telit for its embedded wireless module.
By Brian Dolan 08:48 pm March 24, 2010
‘Smart’ Prescription Pill Bottle Caps Equipped With Telit’s GE864-QUAD Help Users Take Medications on Time, Auto Refill Prescriptions and Enlist Caregivers for Social Support
By Brian Dolan 08:41 pm March 24, 2010
On page 526 of the more than 2,300 page healthcare reform bill that President Barack Obama signed earlier this week is a proposal for states to support the use of wireless health technology for chronic disease management: "A proposal for use of health information technology in providing health home services under this section and improving