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By  Brian Dolan 05:37 am May 18, 2009
Emory University's School of Medicine's Allan Platt penned an article in The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants that concludes that personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones "are becomining an essential clinical tool that can help clinicians engage in lifelong learning as part of their daily routine." Mobile devices allow for fast access to evidence-based informa
By  Brian Dolan 05:12 am May 18, 2009
If designed and marketed under the right conditions, America's seniors are actually very receptive to technology, in fact, they already have adopted many consumer electronic devices, according to a report from the Miami Herald. As we have noted before, one of the biggest drivers of mobile healthcare solutions is the aging Baby Boomer generation, which is the group of Americans born between 1946...
By  Brian Dolan 07:22 pm May 15, 2009
CardioNet, the only pure play wireless health company that has gone public, began selling a sleep disorders clinical indicator, called SomNet. The company believes that SomNet has the potential to identify patients with a high likelihood of sleep disorders by measuring cyclic variation of heart rate (CVHR), a rhythm that is caused by repeated arousals from sleep becau
By  Brian Dolan 09:32 pm May 13, 2009
Wireless biometric sensors, connected health devices, mobile phones and online portals hold the promise of automating the management of chronic diseases. Some service providers, however, aim to do no such thing.
By  Brian Dolan 08:45 pm May 13, 2009
"We took a run at this five years ago and it fizzled out pretty quickly," explained Rob Mesirow, Vice President of CTIA, the international association for the wireless industry. "Quite frankly, it just wasn't the time, the stars weren't aligned, wireless data networks weren't robust enough and medical data wasn't there."
By  Brian Dolan 08:02 pm May 13, 2009
mobihealthnews had a chance to sit down with Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol, who is also Chief Medical Officer of the recently founded West Wireless Health Institute, on the sidelines of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting here in La Jolla, California.
By  Brian Dolan 07:23 am May 12, 2009
MedApps has inked a deal with Microsoft to connect its wireless remote monitoring HealthPAL device with Microsoft's HealthVault personal health record.
By  Brian Dolan 06:22 am May 11, 2009
e-Patient Dave (right) while on a panel at Health 2.0
By  Brian Dolan 10:03 am May 8, 2009
In the past few months we have given Google Health a hard time for not bringing more functionality from their PHR onto the mobile platform, indeed, there was a time we noted Google Health's mobile strategy was allowing users to print out a copy of their health information and keep it in their wallet.
By  Brian Dolan 06:48 am May 8, 2009
Big news for hospitals and other care facilities that are currently using Citrix XenApp infrastructure to deliver Windows applications, but whose staff wants to use iPhones at work too -- Citrix just unveiled the Citrix Receiver for iPhone.