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By Molly Merrill 07:47 pm June 4, 2010
How childbearing women are using social media is one of the topics that will be touched on in a breakout session at Health 2.0, which kicks off today in Washington. Amy Romano, a nurse-midwife that does online advocacy work for Lamaze International, a nonprofit organization that promotes a natural, healthy and safe approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting, has about 10 minutes to...
By Brian Dolan 12:00 pm June 4, 2010
By Ben Rubin, CTO, Zeo Earlier this year, I spoke at MobiHealthNews' Everywhere Healthcare event at CTIA. One discussion at the event, called "Wireless Operators Eye Healthcare” was fascinating – and I asked an interesting question of the carriers, which I re-state below:
By Brian Dolan 11:23 am June 4, 2010
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By Mary Mosquera 01:38 pm June 3, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services will share its community and population health data with technology innovators and public health officials in the hope that they will use it to create new applications and tools to improve the health of Americans. HHS will also develop a "one-stop shop" Web site where the public can access community health data, including Medicare performance data and a...
By Brian Dolan 10:00 am June 3, 2010
Mobile fitness app companies RunKeeper and DailyBurn are working to integrate sleep data from personal sleep coach company Zeo into their fitness tracking apps.
By Brian Dolan 02:55 am June 3, 2010
More than a year ago, Chuck Parker, The Continua Health Alliance’s executive director told a group of attendees at a healthcare industry event that Continua considered the television set-top box as one potential hub for wireless health devices.
By Molly Merrill 09:29 pm June 2, 2010
Microsoft Bing and Google have launched separate health maps that aim at making community healthcare data more transparent for consumers so they can make healthier decisions. Microsoft Bing announced on June 1 that in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Institute of Medicine its health team would be participating in the Community Health Data Initiative...
By Brian Dolan 03:45 pm June 2, 2010
In early April, Nokia greenlit a new diabetes app, MyGlucoHealth, for its Ovi app store -- now, the app's developer, Entra Health System announced that worldwide downloads for the free app total more than 150,000.
By Brian Dolan 03:01 pm June 2, 2010
CardioMEMS, the company developing a wireless implantable sensor for heart failure patients, has recently announced the results of its nearly three year-long CHAMPION trial. One of the topline results from the trial: The number of hospitalizations for heart failure patients reduced by 38 percent over the the full duration of the study.
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm June 2, 2010
Intuit Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, will acquire Medfusion, of Cary, N.C., which makes front-office and back-office software designed to improve patient-to-provider communications. The deal is valued at about $91 million.