FCC: mHealth good for economic growth, jobs

During his keynote this morning at the mHI event in Washington D.C., the FCC's Digital Healthcare Director Dr. Mohit Kaushal pointed to Haiti earthquake survivor Dan Woolley's use of an iPhone first aid application to treat his own compound fractured leg and head wound: "This miraculous story would not have been possible a few years ago... but it's just the tip of the ice berg," Kaushal said.

CardioNet Reaches Significant Milestone of 300,000 Patients Monitored by MCOT

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--CardioNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) announced today that the 300,000th patient has been monitored with the Company’s Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) service. MCOT is the first system to provide real-time wireless ECG monitoring and 24/7/365 analysis and response.

Shorts: mAfrica; Health IT survey; AT&T M2M

Working toward "m-Africa": One mobile health leader has three tenets for a successful launch in a developing market: Price innovation, product reengineering and process innovation and realignment are the "three Ps" for creating a model where global technology can be "made or incubated in a developing country, as well as supporting and stimulating local innovations in and sustainable technology transfer to developing countries.” This concept, named m-Africa, was developed on the Barcelona-based Global Living Labs' platform.

A&D, AWS, MedApps, Nonin aid Haiti

MedApps HealthPalA group of telehealth companies has come together to donate remote monitoring services and devices to care workers in Haiti following the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the country last month. A&D Engineering, Advanced Warning Systems, Digicel, MedApps and Nonin have agreed to jointly donate equipment and infratructure toward the relief efforts.

Technology Innovators Band Together for Haitian Relief

CARLSBAD, CA, February 2, 2010 - A&D Engineering, Advanced Warning Systems, Digicel, MedApps and Nonin announced today that they are banding together as partners in a telehealth eco-system in order to donate medical health monitoring equipment and infrastructure solutions towards Haitian relief efforts. The companies plan to launch this program after rescue and recovery has been completed and long-term relief, in the form of ongoing medical services and support, can be implemented.