March 5, 2013
In the month since BlackBerry's global rollout of the Z10, the first smartphone running on its new operating system, began, BlackBerry has built a steady stream of hype about its daunting would-be comeback, with reports coming in that half of Canadian buyers and one third of purchasers in the UK are switching over from Apple or Android.
At HIMSS in New Orleans, Vice President for Global Sales...
January 30, 2013
Research in Motion (RIM) finally renamed itself "BlackBerry" after its signature product, even as it launched its much-awaited iPhone/Android competitor: the BlackBerry 10 operating system, touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 and keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10. The launch has been described as a Hail Mary pass for the struggling company, a last chance for a comeback that the company hopes could put it...
May 18, 2011
Medco Health Solutions has inked a deal with Verizon Wireless to offer a mobile medication app that provides users with information about lowest cost prescription options and potentially harmful drug interactions based on the user's prescription history. The free app, called Medco Pharmacy, is available for Verizon Wireless Android and BlackBerry devices from the mobile operator's V CAST store....
April 13, 2011
In hopes of rapidly pushing new knowledge into clinical practice, mobile medical calculator developer QxMD has collaborated with a major journal and a research team to introduce an app based on new research at the same time the study lead presented the evidence at a conference.
Monday at the annual World Congress of Nephrology, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Navdeep Tangri of Boston-based...
March 31, 2011
Most health apps debut on Apple's iOS for iPhone and then make their way to Android. Some even move to the BlackBerry platform or in rarer cases the Windows Phone 7 OS, which recently launched. Very few health apps created by well known healthcare organizations launch on a smartphone platform other than Apple's, however, two payors decided to go down that launch path in recent months.
February 5, 2011
FDA to regulate nurse paging offering? Certainly an interesting development: Cisco subsidiary Extension submitted its HealthAlert for Nurses offering to the FDA for product clearance. HealthAlert relays critical alerts to a nurse's Cisco IP handset, or preferred smartphone device. The FDA has already informed Extension that there is no communications tool on the market that is “substantially...
January 5, 2011
Revenues from smartphone medical apps intended for use by healthcare professionals will more than double between 2009 and 2010, according to a recent estimate by Kalorama Information. In 2009 the market for mobile medical apps was worth about $41 million, or about 1.5 percent of the total mobile app market, the research firm found. Kalorama estimates that sales from mobile medical apps in 2010...
October 20, 2010
Small deal but between two big companies: Walgreens has teamed up with Epocrates to help the physicians who use Epocrates mobile applications to find lower cost medications for their patients. Epocrates has integrated the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club (PSC) formulary list of more than 8,000 medications into its mobile and online drug reference applications, which more than 300,000...
October 6, 2010
According to a recent online survey conducted by EPG Media, physicians in the United States are almost twice as likely to own a smartphone as European physicians. The EPG survey of more than 300 physicians found that around 81 percent of US physicians currently own a smartphone, only 44 percent of European doctors do. In a blog post on the research company's site, the researchers point out that...