mHealth predictions: $1.9B, $4.4B, $4.6B?

Mobile Health Industry Revenues PredictionsRevenues from remote patient monitoring services that use mobile networks will rise to $1.9 billion globally by 2014, according to Juniper Research's recent report, "Mobile Healthcare Opportunities: Monitoring, Applications & mHealth Strategies 2010-2014." Juniper's prediction is not the first to tackle the question of the mo

Shorts: Monica Healthcare; Restoring touch?

Wireless tools continue to roll out in hospitals: Aerohive and others have enabled a wireless infrastructure at Riverside Health Care's facility that enables providers to conduct bedside registration and order entry. Nurses conduct bedside documentation drug administration by using tablet devices. The facility also outfitted its nurses and health care professionals with handheld units that include iPod touches and iPhones.

Verizon Wireless health platform: BL Healthcare

BL Healthcare TCx-I SystemHere's a deal that Steve Linke, Associate Director Open Development at Verizon Wireless hinted at last month at MobiHealthNews Presents, Everywhere Healthcare: Verizon Wireless announced an "initiative" with BL Healthcare, a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare appl

Verizon Wireless and BL Healthcare Trial Remote Healthcare Solutions

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and FOXBORO, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced an initiative with BL Healthcare and a number of customers and third-party providers to jointly trial next-generation solutions for the delivery of remote healthcare applications and services to patients. This initiative will provide a unique approach for addressing issues associated with access to quality healthcare and rising healthcare costs.

HHS: $15 million for health IT "iTunes" project

Apple AppStore iTunes"Maybe with all that ARRA money floating about in the HITECH Act, ONC should just go ahead and build such an 'open' platform that supports modular apps to meet specific needs wihin this highly fragmented market. Seriously, this needs some consideration," Chilmark Research Principal John Moore wrote last year after reading about a proposal by Boston res

mHealth: The mass customization of healthcare

AsthmaMD iPhone medical appA new feature story in the Economist takes the pulse of wireless healthcare with an article titled: "Wireless health care: When your carpet calls your doctor." The reference is to the sensors-laced "magic carpet" that Intel has invested in for fall prevention among the elderly population. The article launches into the subject with an interesting lead: