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By Brian Dolan 12:00 am March 8, 2010
"There is a growing awareness of the opportunity that mobile has for healthcare," Dr. John Mattison, assistant medical director and chief medical information officer (CMIO), Kaiser Permanente Southern California told MobiHealthNews in an interview at HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta last week. "When we spoke last December, that much was clear.
By Brian Dolan 11:58 am March 5, 2010
Aetna's "On-the-Go" apps for smartphone users, which we originally wrote about in June 2009, will launch next month, according to the company. Aetna's mobile strategy does not only include smartphone apps -- the company has also launched a mobile-friendly website that's easier to browse from a handheld device and is also launching text message powered services for those users without smartphones...
By Brian Dolan 07:15 am March 5, 2010
Epocrates CMO Geoffrey Rutledge
By Brian Dolan 12:11 pm March 4, 2010
HARTFORD, Conn., Mar 04, 2010 -- Want to look up the status of a claim while you're standing in the doctor's office? Find a cardiologist and make an appointment during your train ride to work? Research the price of your prescription from the grocery aisle? Aetna today announced an approach to engaging its members on the go that includes mobile web, smartphone "apps," and text messaging that meets...
By Brian Dolan 02:43 am March 4, 2010
In Atlanta this week wireless really was everywhere. The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 offered free WiFi service to all its attendees and it worked (almost) everywhere. Nearly every major electronic health records (EHR) vendor had a smartphone strategy announcement or at least one in their back pocket.
By Brian Dolan 01:54 am March 4, 2010
Panasonic launches Toughbook C1 for healthcare industry
By Brian Dolan 06:35 pm March 3, 2010
Manhattan Research’s metrics around physician uptake of smartphones have become industry standard: According to their last report, more than two-thirds of physicians are using smartphones today and by 2012 some 81 percent will be using smartphones devices. Manhattan compiled a new report, largely pulling from the data from last year's to analyze how physicians are using their mobile phones -- to...
By Brian Dolan 06:21 pm March 3, 2010
Manhattan Research’s Future of Physician Media report discusses how physician use of digital content and tools will evolve over the next few years
By Brian Dolan 04:05 pm March 3, 2010
Verizon Wireless looks to enable point of care apps for mobile: “To give patients the best care possible, healthcare organizations must run efficiently, and real-time wireless communication is a powerful tool for meeting that challenge,” John Maschenic, director of healthcare enterprise solutions for Verizon Wireless stated in a company release.
By Brian Dolan 03:08 pm March 3, 2010
For the past two years, Microsoft's HealthVault group has been busily assembling a suite of personal medical devices that connect to its personal health information platform. Just this week the FDA's top medical device reviewer, Donna-Bea Tillman, announced her plans to step down in order to take a position with Microsoft's regulatory and policy group, according to a report from the Associated...