June 23, 2011
AT&T has inked a deal with Zephyr Technology to embed cellular connectivity in the company's next generation Zephyr BioHarness, which measures critical vital signs including ECG, heart rate, breathing rate, and skin temperature. Notably, disaster relief crews used the current iteration of the BioHarness in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners last year. The information gathered by the...
May 11, 2011
The FCC announced plans this week to launch an emergency alert system for mobile phones. The system is called Personalized Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), which as the name implies, sends the alerts to only those mobile phone users in a certain area. PLAN is just an addition to the existing Emergency Broadcast Service, which is transmitted via radio and television currently.
PLAN will work for...
January 5, 2011
In October 2009 AT&T announced plans to outfit Vitality's WiFi-enabled pill box caps with cellular connectivity to more efficiently track and encourage medication adherence among users of the caps, called GlowCaps. Ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, AT&T and Vitality announced that 3G-enabled GlowCaps are now available direct to consumer through Amazon.com....
December 15, 2010
About 78 percent of home health care agency CEOs want their workforces to begin using mobile solutions, according to mobile-enabled home healthcare company Celltrak. Already about 10 percent of home care aids use some type of mobile device at work today. With more than 50,000 daily home health care users, Celltrak is seeing a lot of traction with its mobile offering. The company launched in 2006...
August 31, 2010
Neal Sikka, an emergency physician at George Washington University, launched a six-month study in May that aimed to determine how accurately ER doctors and physician assistants could diagnose wounds from images patients took with their own mobile phones. When people arrive at the hospital with cuts, skin infections, rashes or other flesh wounds, Sikka and his team of researchers recruit...
August 5, 2010
Back in the 1990s, Kenneth Seymens was the senior manager of Apple's Medical Informatics Group. Seymens directed an initiative at Apple that developed native Macintosh clients for health IT systems. His team partnered with 120 medical schools to develop the medical apps for Macs, but they soon migrated their efforts over to Apple's first handheld device, the ill-fated Newton, a personal digital...
July 21, 2010
Similar service: Windows Mobile-powered Wound Technology Network
This September a wound care telemedicine program will launch in the northwestern area of France in Lower Normandy, according to a report in a local newspaper. A key driver for the pilot is the lack of doctors and trained nurses in the region and subsequent high number of emergency room visits.
The program will see about twenty...
June 24, 2010
If you travel as much as I do you've no doubt seen air traffic controllers setting up the wheel chocks in front of and behind airplanes' wheels. While I'm sure those little chocks are a last line of defense for an errant airplane, it always seems to me their removal would result in a rolling 747.
Here's a relatively simple idea that would get the massive mobile health opportunity rolling.
June 23, 2010
By David Doherty, Business Development, 3G Doctor
Rob Havasy, a Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health, has posted a somewhat confusing article entitled “The Uncertain Price of mHealth."
The basic premise is that the move from flat rate unlimited data to tiered data plans is something that “will surely impact smartphone use in mHealth.”
The article goes on to...
June 23, 2010
By Rob Havasy (@rob_havasy), Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health
Recent announcements about smartphone data plan pricing by AT&T and Verizon have the Internet and the mHealth world buzzing. Both companies have announced a move away from flat-rate, unlimited data plans in favor of tiered data plans where users are charged for amounts of data used above a...