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...
May 1, 2009
Who will be the early adopters of telemedicine? "My immediate reaction: The geeks will be the first to grab it because they grab everything but that's not a market," Michael Ackerman, assistant director of high performance computing and communications at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health said during the ATA event as moderator Dena Puskin from the HHS Office for the...
April 30, 2009
During a plenary session at the American Telemedicine Association event in Las Vegas this week Colonel Jeffrey Davies, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command described an mHealth project for wounded soldiers who have recently returned home from conflicts overseas. Davies' talk was entitled "The Army Medical Department's Tele-TBI Intitiatives: Today Military...
April 29, 2009
What role can mobile phones play in saving lives during a swine flu outbreak? Three companies in the mHealth industry have spoken out this week about the opportunity mobiles could play in mitigating the risk of a pandemic disease like swine flu. mHealth could help public health officials better collect data, could help slow the spread of the flu through remote monitoring, and could help keep...
April 28, 2009
When Fraser Edward joined Research In Motion (the company behind BlackBerry) four years ago, the device maker had only three partners for mobile healthcare applications, Edward said during a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association in Las Vegas. Today, Edward is RIM's business manager of market development for Health & Life Sciences, and the company has 30 healthcare...
April 27, 2009
Lots of mHealth-related content from the ATA panel discussions, executive roundtables and even keynotes today. Here's a quick round-up of the event in photos from Monday's sessions.
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April 27, 2009
Telcordia's Senior Scientist George Collier told attendees at ATA here in Las Vegas, "Voice calls are so yesterday -- I rarely use my Blackberry for calls compared to all the other things I do with it... the mobile is a ubiquitous companion that we can use ... to help deliver on the promise of participatory health care."
Mary Foto, CEO of The Foto Group tells attendees that the WSJ's recent...
April 27, 2009
At a panel session at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas, IBM's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Bakalar said that the swine flu pandemic currently facing the U.S., Mexico and other countries would be better managed through home health telemonitoring systems.
"Look at our current situation with swine flu," Bakalar said. "If we were to have a pandemic outbreak of swine...
March 25, 2009
The mobihealthnews team is about to embark on a month-long tradeshow and event media tour that includes travel to both coasts of the U.S. and a couple trips to Las Vegas. In the coming month we will be bringing you, our readers, live coverage from:
The mHealth Initiative's one day summit (pdf) in Boston, MA on March 31.
The CTIA Wireless 2009 tradeshow in Las Vegas from April 1 to April 2. I'll...