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By Brian Dolan 02:35 pm August 11, 2010
This week Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based health insurance provider Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield launched an iPhone app, Health@Hand, co-developed with ADAM and based on that company's Medzio applic
By Chris Anderson 01:40 pm August 11, 2010
Joining an ever-growing number of health plans looking to help their members access health information wherever they may roam, Highland has announced the launch of its Highmark HealthHand iPhone application. The app provides members with a host of featuress, including the ability to find the closest Highmark participating providers including hospitals, urgent care facilities, retail clinics and...
By Brian Dolan 12:40 pm August 11, 2010
New details have emerged regarding the recently resurrected Lifecomm mobile health joint venture. In May Qualcomm announced a JV with Hughes Telematics and American Medical Alert to launch Qualcomm's Lifecomm brand as a wireless-enabled mobile personal emergency response offering.
By Brian Dolan 10:51 am August 11, 2010
Last year was a big one for mobile health. By mid-year especially spirits were high and many companies made mobile health related announcements, deals, launches and the like. Here's a run-down of three big stories (about Verizon, Google, Vitality) that took place one year ago this week in a new MobiHealthNews segment we call Mobile Health 20/20. Verizon Wireless helps subscribers get in shape
By Brian Dolan 08:31 am August 10, 2010
Dr. Jennifer Shine Dyer has been in the news quite a bit this week.
By Brian Dolan 07:37 am August 10, 2010
The Washington Post published a feature today on aging in place technologies: "Imagine a 75-year-old receiving wireless medication reminders, straight to his beeping wristband.
By Brian Dolan 07:24 am August 10, 2010
A group of researchers that reviewed 25 studies has concluded that remote monitoring of patients with chronic heart disease cuts healthcare costs, improves quality of life and reduces the number of hospital admissions. The review included results from some 9.500 patients. It compared telephone and remote monitoring to standard care.
By Brian Dolan 07:59 am August 9, 2010
Apple iPads for all Stanford med students: The Stanford University School of Medicine plans to distribute iPads to the forthcoming class of 91 first-year medical school and master’s of medicine students as part of a trial program to integrate the mobile device into academic life. Stanford
By Brian Dolan 02:09 am August 5, 2010
More than a few of you may have heard me say this in-person lately, but I think it may be true: The most lucrative sector in mobile health today just might be the events business. Events are literally on top of each other this fall. Here are the ones MobiHealthNews will be attending as well as a few other events of note.
By Brian Dolan 01:52 am August 5, 2010
Back in the 1990s, Kenneth Seymens was the senior manager of Apple's Medical Informatics Group. Seymens directed an initiative at Apple that developed native Macintosh clients for health IT systems.