May 4, 2011
This week at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conference in Tampa, Florida MobiHealthNews sat down with Marty Cooper, the inventor of the modern cellphone to discuss mobile health's future, tech hype, current challenges and more. The New York Times' technology columnist David Pogue interviewed Cooper on-stage at the event during a plenary session this past Sunday, but their...
June 25, 2010
By Jon Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
The funny thing about “mHealth” is that it has taken on such a cult-like status among investors, industry and the media. Certainly the potential for the use of mHealth in the delivery of healthcare is huge and it may have an impact on other parts of healthcare such as chronic care management, emergency response services and the role and...
May 18, 2010
Over the weekend, the American Telemedicine Association 2010 event here in San Antonio kicked off with a number of speakers focused on telemedicine going global -- and how the mobile phone is driving that trend, according to a report over at HIT News.
“We’re just beginning to see the internationalization of healthcare,” ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous noted.
The mobile phone is driving that...
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 6, 2010
This week in mobile health news comes a punchy one-liner from an industry thoughtleader: mHealth, think of it as "personal health reform." That's the MobiHealthNews quote of the week from health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
72 percent: Manhattan Research also disclosed a new industry metric that's sure to be kicked around for the next year: 72 percent of US physicians currently use smartphones....
November 17, 2009
Clearly wireless technologies' importance to the telemedicine industry is growing. Here's more evidence: The ZigBee Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association announced an agreement today to work together to evangelize ZigBee technology's use cases for the healthcare industry. ATA plans to promote ZigBee to a number of groups, including "traditional medicine, academic medical centers,...
August 25, 2009
"The single fastest growing medical device we have in this country is probably the iPhone," Jon Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association told Mobihealthnews. "I have discussions about the iPhone every single day."
Linkous also explained how the telemedicine industry has grown from "white labeled" (literally) corporate video conferencing solutions to the rapidly growing wireless...
June 16, 2009
Partners Healthcare system in Boston announced plans to spin-off a start-up that "gives patients the tools to be their own doctor" beginning with a wireless blood pressure cuff for at-home and on-the-go monitoring. The start-up is tentatively called "Connected Health" for now.
The initial product just finished a pilot with EMC. The cuff allows users to upload their blood pressure information to...
June 9, 2009
What's old is new again? Continua Health Alliance certified Nonin's Bluetooth-enabled fingertip pulse oximeter as the first, interoperable wireless health device. Nonin's USB-enabled pulse oximeter was the very first (and only other) Continua-certified device.
The news runs counter to claims made by the Continua Health Alliance's Rick Cnossen, who chairs the alliance's technical working groups:...
May 19, 2009
After attending the American Telemedicine Association's event in Las Vegas last month, Google's Open Source Program Manager Chris DiBona gave a spirited (read: some profanity) talk at the Ignite Seattle event the following week. DiBona is also known as a former editor at popular news site Slashdot.
Interesting but snippy comment about the level of innovation at the event: "It's like 1994 for a...