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By Brian Dolan 11:04 am May 7, 2009
WebMD plans on launching a Medscape iPhone application during the last week of May or in early June, according to a report over at Medical Marketing & Media that cites a WebMD spokesperson. WebMD already has a free iPhone app for symptom navigation.
By Brian Dolan 09:04 am May 7, 2009
Cambridge Consultants' wireless medical device interoperability system, Vena is gearing up to unveil a connected asthma inhaler prototype at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe event in Portugal this month, according to a report over at MedGadget.
By Brian Dolan 07:53 am May 7, 2009
"I think what's missing from a lot of these mobile [health] demos is the patient-doctor interaction," Kaiser Permanente's Ted Eytan said during an interview on the sidelines of the Health 2.0 conference earlier this month.
By Brian Dolan 09:54 am May 6, 2009
Microsoft's Senior Director of Worldwide Health Bill Crounse just posted an article on his HealthBlog about the Wound Technology Network, which is a nationwide physician network that uses Windows Mobile-based phones for
By Brian Dolan 07:50 am May 6, 2009
Computerworld recently published a skeptical overview of the wireless medical applications that various hospital groups are adopting.
By Brian Dolan 05:27 am May 6, 2009
Major cities across the U.S. and Canada have recently launched text message-based sex education hotlines in an effort to stem teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto each have automated text message services for frequently asked questions that provide teens with answers and information on local clinics. 
By Brian Dolan 11:59 am May 5, 2009
Earlier this week we wrote about IntuApps' forthcoming Swine Flu Tracker application, which has gotten a huge amount of press as one way the iPhone is helping public health officials disseminate information about the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus.
By Brian Dolan 11:52 am May 5, 2009
The first Swine Flu (H1N1) application for iPhone -- released April 30. The app is called H1N1 Swine Flu Command Central and provides multiple sources for updates on the swine flu outbreak.
By Brian Dolan 10:51 am May 5, 2009
One of the critical success factors for a wireless healthcare service is a physician's willingness to prescribe it, and that conversation typically begins once a service has been given the green light for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers. CardioNet, mHealth's Reimbursement Pioneer?
By Brian Dolan 05:21 am May 5, 2009
Jim Sweeney, the founder of CardioNet and new CEO of handheld barcode scanner company IntelliDot, has no interest in Intellidot as it operates today: