May 18, 2011
Medco Health Solutions has inked a deal with Verizon Wireless to offer a mobile medication app that provides users with information about lowest cost prescription options and potentially harmful drug interactions based on the user's prescription history. The free app, called Medco Pharmacy, is available for Verizon Wireless Android and BlackBerry devices from the mobile operator's V CAST store....
April 19, 2011
Harvard Medical School encourages its students to take advantage of the growing number of mobile medical apps. While the school does not distribute devices to its students, they are instructed to bring their favorite devices to campus and HMS maintains licenses for apps that might be useful to its students.
So which apps are most popular with HMS students? The school's CIO just conducted a survey...
November 4, 2010
Adoption of smartphones in the US only hovers around 20 percent. Most people today do not have smartphones. In turn, most people do not have access to health related apps created for smartphones.
Few, however, would disagree that smartphones will likely prove to be a key platform for mobile health innovation. We are tracking these platforms closely.
MobiHealthNews has written extensively about...
October 27, 2010
This week the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced that it had partnered with its agency, the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) created a smartphone application, called T2 Mood Tracker, to help members of the military who have been deployed track their mood and stress levels. The app specifically tracks anxiety, depression, general well-being, life stress, post...
October 20, 2010
Small deal but between two big companies: Walgreens has teamed up with Epocrates to help the physicians who use Epocrates mobile applications to find lower cost medications for their patients. Epocrates has integrated the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club (PSC) formulary list of more than 8,000 medications into its mobile and online drug reference applications, which more than 300,000...
October 6, 2010
According to a recent online survey conducted by EPG Media, physicians in the United States are almost twice as likely to own a smartphone as European physicians. The EPG survey of more than 300 physicians found that around 81 percent of US physicians currently own a smartphone, only 44 percent of European doctors do. In a blog post on the research company's site, the researchers point out that...
August 25, 2010
PerfectServe Clinician for the iPhone: For those physicians with iPhones and an existing PerfectServe account (the company counts 14,000 customers), the new iPhone app from PerfectServe enables users to contact colleagues directly without needing phone lists, directories or call schedules; Call patients with their privacy protected, since only the physicians’ office IDs will appear on caller ID;...
July 16, 2010
Employers must promote consumer health: The head of PHR platform provider Dossia, Colin Evans, has a worthwhile column on the employers' role in mobile and consumer health: "Informing and empowering employees is central to employers’ broader efforts to more proactively promote health care consumerism, shift toward high value health plans, and intervene directly to eliminate inefficiencies from...
June 3, 2010
More than a year ago, Chuck Parker, The Continua Health Alliance’s executive director told a group of attendees at a healthcare industry event that Continua considered the television set-top box as one potential hub for wireless health devices.
At the end of 2009, Bluetooth SIG executive director Mike Foley told MobiHealthNews that he had noticed an uptick in interest from television makers ...
May 5, 2010
A full 72 percent of US physicians now use smartphones, according to Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse report, which tracks physician adoption rates of various information technologies. In 2001 only about 30 percent of physicians used smartphones, while last year some 64 percent of physicians were already using smartphones. From 2005 to 2007 adoption of smartphones was flat and only about 50...