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By Brian Dolan 12:04 pm July 21, 2010
Tom Boyle, the co-chair of the European Connected Health Campus and VP of Business Development at Watermark Medical gave one of the better presentations at the Healthcare Unbound conference in San Diego this past week. Boyle argued that connected health companies have been focusing on the wrong issues when it comes to adoption. Too many discussions taking place are focused on challenges that have...
By Brian Dolan 11:48 am July 21, 2010
Ovum analyst Charlie Davies has a worthwhile analysis of Spanish mobile operator, Telefonica's recently launched eHealth global business unit.
By Brian Dolan 09:04 am July 21, 2010
HP's PalmPad coming? Hewlett-Packard files trademark request for the PalmPad. More
By Brian Dolan 03:51 pm July 19, 2010
Earlier this year at the HIMSS event, Epocrates announced its plans to offer an affordable, easy to implement electronic health record specifically for the solo practitioner or small physician group. At the time it was a bit of an open secret that Epocrates had acquired some of Caretools' iChart assets since Epocrates named Dr.
By Brian Dolan 07:42 am July 19, 2010
Epocrates, a popular provider of mobile drug reference tools, has re-filed for an estimated $75 million initial public offering, that will see its shares traded on NASDAQ under the symbol EPOC.
By Brian Dolan 07:58 am July 16, 2010
Employers must promote consumer health: The head of PHR platform provider Dossia, Colin Evans, has a worthwhile column on the employers' role in mobile and consumer health: "Informing and empowering employees is central to employers’ broader efforts to more proactively promote health care consumerism, shift toward high value health plans, and intervene directly
By Brian Dolan 03:23 am July 15, 2010
Does Skype have an interest in mobile health? Yes -- well -- sort of. The voice and video chat company recently announced that it had joined Verizon as a sponsor of the upcoming FNIH mHealth Summit in Washington DC this November. Skype's sponsorship raised eyebrows because the company has not previously stated a specific interest in mobile health.
By Brian Dolan 03:19 am July 15, 2010
This week MobiHealthNews put together its first radio segment for ReachMD XM satellite radio. I'm co-hosting a series called the "Mobile Medical Minute" -- a two-minute update on mobile health news and trends for ReachMD's 300,000 listeners. Every other week Dr.
By Brian Dolan 03:32 pm July 14, 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 one of the sector's biggest barriers.
By Brian Dolan 02:57 pm July 14, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama's Apps for Healthy Kids competition website just posted 95 apps that aim to encourage kids (or encourage their parents) to make healthier decisions and help curb childhood obesity.