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By Brian Dolan 10:34 am June 2, 2010
From a functionality standpoint, PatientKeeper's application is essentially the same regardless of which platform a user is on: BlackBerry, iPhone, PC, or even the newest platform for PK, Apple's iPad. For the past ten years, PatientKeeper has focused on making it easier for physicians to access and work with patient information from whatever device is move convenient and efficient for them....
By Brian Dolan 05:12 pm May 12, 2010
The more you know, the better you sleep. That's the idea behind Zeo, a personal sleep coach device and service offered by a startup by the same name. While Zeo's setup currently includes a wireless-enabled, sensor-equipped headband and bedside display/alarm clock, in the future that may change, Zeo's President and CEO, Dave Dickinson said during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences...
By Brian Dolan 01:57 am 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....
By Brian Dolan 03:17 pm May 5, 2010
"We are very proud of the results of recent polls that show BlackBerry has passed Palm and [stayed ahead] of the iPhone as the number one smartphone among physicians," said Sheldon Hebert, Director, Public Sector, Healthcare and Education at BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion during a webinar last week. Hebert said that BlackBerry is having such success in healthcare so far because of its...
By Brian Dolan 02:16 pm May 5, 2010
A full 72 percent of US physicians now use smartphones, according to Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse report, which tracks physician adoption rates of various information technologies. In 2001 only about 30 percent of physicians used smartphones, while last year some 64 percent of physicians were already using smartphones. From 2005 to 2007 adoption of smartphones was flat and only about 50...
By Brian Dolan 05:54 am April 27, 2010
GE Healthcare announced a deal to integrate its patient monitoring platform with Ascom Wireless Solutions' wireless VoIP phones, pagers and DECT handsets. The companies say the deal will enable hospitals to customize, filter and send secondary alarms to clinicians’ Ascom Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, pagers and Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets. GE and Ascom point to a...
By Brian Dolan 08:58 am March 11, 2010
GE Healthcare recently announced a free mobile app offering, Morsel, which suggests simple ways that users can improve their wellbeing and track health choices. GE Healthcare launched its healthymagination initiative last fall with a $250 million equity fund that aims to support entrepreneurial efforts in diagnostics, healthcare IT and the life sciences. Here's how the company describes its new...
By Brian Dolan 12:43 am March 11, 2010
During the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week MobiHealthNews made some news of our own when we launched our first research report: MobiHealthNews Presents: The World of Health and Medical Apps. During the six weeks leading up to HIMSS, the MobiHealthNews team scoured the close to 7,000 smartphone applications that are designated as health or medical related in application stores including iPhone's...
By Brian Dolan 08:39 pm February 28, 2010
While we expect to hear many announcements about iPhone apps from exhibitors at HIMSS, it seems BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has scooped a couple of early news stories ahead of the event: Last week we reported on Vocera's plans to demo a proof-of-concept BlackBerry app at the event this week. Now, Vocera's competitor Voalte has announced plans to demonstrate its proof of concept...
By Brian Dolan 08:12 am February 24, 2010
Vocera, which offers specially designed smartphones, communications pendants (or badges) and accompanying software for the healthcare industry, announced plans to unveil a "proof of concept" smartphone application for BlackBerry users at the HIMSS event in Atlanta, GA next week. Vocera also notes that its devices and client applications integrate with a number of other mobile health solutions...