May 12, 2010
1 million iPads sold: Apple sold its one millionth iPad last Friday, which marks just 28 days after its commercial availability on April 3. Apple said that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store. More
$12B wasted: According to a new report from Voalte, researchers estimate that U.S. hospitals waste $12 billion annually due to poor communication. For a typical...
May 4, 2010
A recent report in Modern Healthcare features a sprawling overview of the various ways that wireless technologies are changing healthcare and wellness. While most of the examples were old hat, a few were new to us:
NYC HHC's Wireless modem with detachable glucose monitor
In 2006, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., which runs 11 acute-care public hospitals and 90 clinics, introduced a...
April 28, 2010
This week MobiHealthNews interviewed Marvell co-founder Weili Dai to discuss the company's recently announced platform for medical tablets, Moby MED. To clarify other reports about Moby MED, no it is not a tablet -- Moby MED is a platform that Marvell's partners can use to make tablets for medical use cases. In that regard, Moby MED is like Intel's Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) spec, but...
April 23, 2010
Nick Volosin, director of technical services, at Visali, California-based Kaweah Delta Health Care, has been piloting three Apple iPads for X-ray images, EKG results and other patient monitoring programs, according to a report from Network World. Volosin now plans to buy 100 more iPads for use by the care group's home health and hospice care workers, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. Kaweah...
April 8, 2010
The week that was in wireless health includes developments across a number of topics: business model (Best Buy again), devices (iPad, more), policy (mHealth in health reform), interoperability (WiThings?), innovation (Nokia made a big move), and much, much more. Here are some highlights from the week:
iPad, iPad, iPad. Let's start with the iPad since that's been struggling for some attention...
April 6, 2010
This from John Halamka's Life as a Healthcare CIO blog: Dr. Larry Nathanson MD, who leads Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Informatics, has posted a rather exuberant review of the iPad: "I tested it today during my shift in the ER. Initial tests with our clinical applications went amazingly well. The ED dashboard, WebOMR and Provider Order Entry all appear to function...
April 5, 2010
Apple began selling its new device, the iPad Saturday morning. Here's a quick round-up of some of the health and medical related posts from around the blogosphere about the device's launch:
iFund looks to iPad, healthcare: One venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins established a fund for iPhone applications a few years ago that is called the iFund. TechCrunch caught up with Kleiner Perkins...
February 2, 2010
HITSP Chair Dr. John Halamka: "The iPad comes closer to my requirements than other devices on the market. However, the ideal clinical device would include a camera for clinical photography and video teleconferencing. Entering data via the touch screen with gloved hands may be challenging on a capacitance touch screen. Holding the iPad with one hand means hunt and peck typing with the remaining...
January 27, 2010
As expected, Apple unveiled its new tablet device, the iPad, and it dominated the news cycle this week. Apple positioned the device as a new platform positioned at the intersection of the "liberal arts and technology" -- a clear indication that the healthcare industry was not its top of mind use case. Despite recent news that Apple has been pursuing a mobile EHR pilot with Epic Systems, the iPad...
January 27, 2010
Apple confirmed the rumors today and unveiled a tablet device, which looks like a giant iPhone, called iPad. While Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his team of presenters at Apple's iPad launch event this morning did not mention the healthcare vertical as a key market for the iPad: It looks to be just that. The iPad holds promise as a new point-of-care tool for healthcare workers and as a personal health...