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By Brian Dolan February 25, 2009
The AIDS.gov site, which is a joint effort put together by a number of federal agencies and programs involved in AIDS prevention, research, testing and treatment, has published its fourth and final post on using text messages for HIV appointment and medication reminders (but most of the advice works for any implementation of text message reminders in healthcare settings.) Here's a quick run-down...
By Brian Dolan February 24, 2009
The stimulus bill has obviously generated a significant amount of buzz in the healthcare industry. No one, however, has asked what the stimulus bill means for mHealth--that is until we asked that very question of analyst John Moore from Chilmark Research. Moore and the rest of the team at Chilmark have been penning reports and consulting companies on EHRs and related health IT technologies for...
By Brian Dolan February 23, 2009
No surprise here, but maybe some of that stimulus money could change the story for 2010? According to a study conducted by Healthcare Informatics Research Series: 71 percent of hospitals surveyed said budget allocations for IT are expected to be smaller this year than in 2008. NCR, a global technology company, commissioned the study. That said, a full 26 percent of hospitals surveyed do not...
By Brian Dolan February 23, 2009
GigaOM (via BusinessWeek) published a thorough trend piece on wireless medicine this morning that outlines some of the top emerging telemedicine 2.0 companies in the mHealth space today: CardioNet, Triage Wireless and Proteus Biomedical. The companies are favorites in the San Diego wireless medicine scene, which is a veritable hotbed of mHealth activity.
By Brian Dolan February 20, 2009
As expected, the Medical Records Institute seems to have folded. We heard whisperings of lay-offs at the MRI and now a press release from the mHealth Initiation (mHI) today announces that the MRI's founder and CEO Peter Waegemann is moving from the MRI to the new mHI. "It's time to put our energy into the new and exciting field of cell phones in healthcare. This is where the action is. This is...
By Brian Dolan February 20, 2009
New York-based Phreesia, which provides a free patient-intake solution for physicians' waiting rooms, raised $11.6 million in venture capital. The company's third round of funding was led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, which has a $116 million war chest into which eleven independent BlueCross and BlueShield companies have committed capital.
By Brian Dolan February 20, 2009
According to various news reports from Washington, President Obama is mulling whether to appoint Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the health and human services (HHS) department.
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2009
A mobile software company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma told their local news station they stand to gain a "substantial" amount of business because of the more than $19 billion allocated for healthcare I.T. spending in the federal stimulus plan.  The company, called Anyware Mobile Solutions offers its Reform XT mobile-centered solution to any business looking to cut back on workflow and increase...

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