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.
By Patty Enrado 01:41 pm July 14, 2010
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida launched its new mobile web site less than three weeks ago, but early tracking reveals "encouraging" usage for both members and nonmembers.BCBSF expects to see firmer trends by the end of the third quarter 2010, but Adriana Murillo, director of strategic development, said BCBSF is "happy" with early usage data and the "excellent" feedback being given by...
By Brian Dolan 01:23 pm July 14, 2010
During the past week we noticed a number of new mobile health related videos posted to YouTube. Here's a quick round-up of seven videos we found interesting and relevant to the mobile health industry. They range from quick clips from national television to interviews conducted on-site at various industry events. A Fox affiliate recently put together a quick segment on fitness applications for...
By Brian Dolan 06:35 am July 13, 2010
Medical apps immature? "The consumer health app market is still a very immature market with a lot of things being thrown out there," said Kevin Patrick, an adjunct professor of family and preventive medicine at UC San Diego and the editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
By Brian Dolan 05:59 am July 13, 2010
Mobile health pilots conducted by Dr. Richard Katz of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC were the subject of a recent Associated Press report. "Medical Minutes" is the term Katz uses to describe his program.
By Johnathan Warner 02:07 pm July 12, 2010
Proventix Systems and Synapse Wireless, both Alabama-based technology companies, announced they would partner to provide technology to prevent healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).
By Brian Dolan 09:23 am July 12, 2010
Meridian Health, a not-for-profit group of hospitals in New Jersey, has teamed up with wireless technology firm Cypak to form a joint venture, called iMPak, which is focused on creating wireless health monitoring devices and services.