February 9, 2012
UPMC's Dr. Andrew Watson
The long-awaited boom in home-based, wireless health monitoring devices might happen sooner rather than later. In fact, Dr. Andrew Watson, medical director of the UPMC Center for Connected Medicine in Pittsburgh, believes that it will start in the next six to 12 months.
"Right now, the devices are so close," Watson says. And the biggest driver will be cost avoidance,...
November 28, 2011
Equitable Life of Canada announced the launch of its EZClaim app for BlackBerry devices. The mobile app enables users to submit health and dental claims and receipts electronically from their mobile device. An Apple iOS version of the free app is expected to launch soon, according to the company.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is based in Canada, too, which may account for the unusual...
November 7, 2011
Research In Motion (RIM) is this year's recipient of the International Medical Corps' Global Impact award for aiding disaster-recovery efforts worldwide with its BlackBerry smartphone. The 2011 Annual Awards Celebration takes place in Los Angeles next week.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a non-profit organisation that provides first-response healthcare and medical assistance to areas...
July 20, 2011
Onset Technology released OnPage this week, a subscription-based mobile app for iOS and BlackBerry that acts as a pager-like priority messaging service. Onset is no newcomer to the mobile messaging space: The company was founded in 1997.
OnPage aims to attract doctors who still use pagers as a priority messaging system by eliminating the need to carry two devices, while still providing a higher...
August 2, 2010
Topol joins CHI board: California Healthcare Institute announced today that Dr. Eric Topol, director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; chief academic officer, Scripps Health; and vice chairman, West Wireless Health Institute has been elected to its board of directors. More
BlackBerry + Digital Pen Combo: Clinicians at UK's Portsmouth Hospitals Trust are piloting a digital pen - Blackberry...
July 7, 2010
WiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba's HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice...
July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts.
Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
June 15, 2010
Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care announced today that it had tapped MedAptus for its BlackBerry-based charge capture service. MedAptus' offering, called Intelligent Charge Capture Practice Plus Edition on BlackBerry captures physician inpatient charges at the point-of-care. Caritas Christi is also using MedAptus Facility Edition for capturing outpatient clinic charges, beginning with...
June 10, 2010
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM), has teamed up with Vodafone Essar in India and healthcare IT company Maestros to launch the eUNO R10, a device for mobile paramedics thats aids in the early detection and prevention of heart attacks. The dedicated devices record the cardiogram, connect to the Internet and send the ECG up to a medical records server, which then automatically pushes a...
June 8, 2010
Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care organization with more than 4,000 nurses, rehab therapists and personal support workers on staff, has inked a deal with CellTrak to deploy its Blackberry-based software to its workers. CellTrak integrates the care group's scheduling software to allow increased efficiency and capabilities to respond to client and system requirements...