April 30, 2012
At the American Telemedicine Association event this week online care services provider American Well announced that the newest version of its offering would enable patients to conduct real-time video visits with physicians and other care providers via their mobile devices.
While American Well's core customer base has always been major health plans, including WellPoint, UnitedHealth, and various...
February 9, 2012
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This week's Super Bowl was the most-watched television event in the history of the United States. According to Nielsen, more than 111 million people tuned in. Very few people, however, likely noticed that...
June 23, 2011
In 2007, then-Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen got on stage at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. and expressed his frustration with the slow pace of progress in health IT. "Enough with the grants, enough with the conferences, enough with the pilot programs,” he told the audience.
I caught up with him a couple of months ago at the Microsoft Connected Health Conference in Chicago. "...
April 11, 2011
Researchers at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway recently tested the merits of 3G mobile video calling in emergency situations. The researchers took 180 high school students and had them perform emergency first aid in simulated cardiac arrest situations with the aid of experienced medical staff providing guidance over...
January 26, 2011
During his state of the union address last night, President Barack Obama covered a lot of ground, including healthcare reform, of course -- no surprise there. The surprise came when the president mentioned mobile health while discussing the need to increase coverage of high speed wireless networks to 98 percent of all Americans within the next five years:
"This isn't just about — (applause) —...
June 23, 2010
By David Doherty, Business Development, 3G Doctor
Rob Havasy, a Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health, has posted a somewhat confusing article entitled “The Uncertain Price of mHealth."
The basic premise is that the move from flat rate unlimited data to tiered data plans is something that “will surely impact smartphone use in mHealth.”
The article goes on to...