ARRA

By Brian Dolan 06:46 am April 9, 2010
"Maybe with all that ARRA money floating about in the HITECH Act, ONC should just go ahead and build such an 'open' platform that supports modular apps to meet specific needs wihin this highly fragmented market. Seriously, this needs some consideration," Chilmark Research Principal John Moore wrote last year after reading about a proposal by Boston researchers to create an "iPhone-like" platform...
By Brian Dolan 09:42 am March 10, 2010
Health Information Exchange networks (HIEs) aim to be the glue that binds electronic medical records and other health information repositories and sources (including mHealth) together -- and there's a substantial amount of stimulus money being thrown at HIEs to drive adoption. The ARRA stimulus bill provides for around $40 billion to move the industry onto EMRs, but about $18 billion of that sum...
By Brian Dolan 07:15 am March 5, 2010
Epocrates CMO Geoffrey Rutledge Earlier this week, we noted Epocrates' EHR announcement from the HIMSS event in Atlanta, GA. MobiHealthNews sat down with Epocrates' Geoff Rutledge, Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Product Development as well as Epocrates' Bob Quinn, Chief Technical Officer and SVP of Engineering to learn more about the EHR offering set to launch this fall. As you might expect,...
By Brian Dolan 10:57 am October 12, 2009
According to a recent report from Pike & Fischer, the market for telemedicine devices and services will climb to $3.6 billion in annual revenue over the next five years largely thanks for a push from wireless technologies, data compression and smartphones. Telemedicine will be dominated by wireless technologies during that time period: More than 70 percent of telemedicine will be wireless...
By Brian Dolan 09:59 am August 17, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $3 million federal grant, which is part of the federal stimulus bill, to develop secure,  efficient systems that enabled physicians to monitor patients through mobile phones and wearable wireless sensors. The three year project aims to explore the security challenges related to protecting patient data while also making sure that the...
By Brian Dolan 09:14 pm July 27, 2009
The Wireless Health or WiHealth event kicked off in Boston yesterday with a keynote presented by Janet Marchibroda, IBM's newly appointed Chief Healthcare Officer, and former founding CEO of the eHealth Initiative (eHI). Minutes into her keynote Marchibroda made a bold and seemingly odd statement for a keynoter at an event that is focused is wireless health: "I'm not going to spend time on...
By Brian Dolan 03:46 am May 27, 2009
According to a recent ABI report, the U.S. stimulus bill, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contains "potential goldmines" worth up to $6.8 billion for wireless equipment vendors, infrastructure providers and wireless service providers. According to ABI, healthcare is one of the key verticals that will benefit from ARRA's spending on wireless.  "The ARRA represents a windfall for...
By Brian Dolan 06:22 am May 11, 2009
e-Patient Dave (right) while on a panel at Health 2.0 As is well known by now, part of the federal stimulus package included $19 billion for electronic medical records (EMR) implementation -- and part of those billions include incentives for physicians and hospital groups that implement EMRs by various deadlines. Of course, the implementation also has to meet a criteria referred to as "...
By Brian Dolan 10:43 am April 30, 2009
In the past few weeks Google Health has caught a good amount of flack for inaccuracies that made their way into a patient's personal health record, and whether it deserves blame or not, you have to admit  Google did play a part in that debacle. Now, however, a consumer watchdog group has accused Google of lobbying the federal government to let it sell patients' online medical records, and this...