December 12, 2018
A Stanford study recently published in npc Digital Medicine suggests that the iPhone’s step measurement capabilities are sufficient enough to monitor and measure patients’ activity remotely. However, the device’s built-in walking distance measurement algorithm is inconsistent, and should not be used when gauging a patients’ activity or building a patient monitoring app for conditions such as...
August 5, 2011
A new Android-powered watch platform from startup WIMM Labs features sensors that could be used for mHealth applications, reports CNET. WIMM Labs is being funded by iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, which will, not surprisingly, be manufacturing the WIMM device, too.
The watch module, which runs on a custom Android OS developed for the small display, includes WiFi, Bluetooth, an accelerometer, GPS,...
June 9, 2010
Allscripts and Eclipsys agreed to merge in a $1.3 billion deal today: Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman will become CEO of the combined company, while Phil Pead, president and CEO of Eclipsys will become its chairman. Both Allscripts and Eclipsys have been bullish about offering smartphone apps that enabled healthcare workers remote access to their electronic health records offerings. More
June 4, 2010
By Trey Lauderdale
As the Vice President of Innovation at Voalté, it is my responsibility to understand smartphones and work with caregivers to figure out ways to help incorporate these devices into their lives at the point of care. In fact, our company focus is entirely on providing hospitals the best communication solution for clinical communication on the latest cutting edge mobile platform....
June 2, 2010
Dr. Steven Lane is part of a volunteer group of medical workers that is helping to create an international standard for health IT in disaster situations -- his team has piloted the iChart mobile EHR program on the iPhone. Ever since the earthquake in Haiti, his group has sent a teams of volunteers every three weeks -- the most recent trip to Haiti began earlier this month. Dr. Lane is also a...
January 5, 2010
Apple plans to demo its long rumored multimedia tablet device later this month, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources. The WSJ's sources say that Apple plans to ship the product come March but that has not been finalized and may change. The report also speculated that the tablet device will have a 10- to 11-inch touch screen. One source told the WSJ that...
September 11, 2009
"The iPhone can be an integral part in advancing the fundamental science -- the very complexities of biology and understanding of the human genome can be made accessible through tools like the iPhone," Consumer genomics company Illumina's CEO and President, Jay Flatley told Apple in a recent interview. "I think it is the convergence of the science and IT technology that today...
May 27, 2009
Nokia's Ovi Store, which is the mobile phone giant's answer to Apple's iPhone AppStore, launched yesterday, and it is severely lacking in medical, health and fitness applications. As we have noted recently, the iPhone now has more than 1,500 health-related applications. Granted, the AppStore had a couple years head start on Nokia, but the Finnish phone maker has taken its time and -- at first...