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By Brian Dolan 12:03 am March 25, 2010
Esther Dyson, journalist, pundit, Flickr, 23andMe and de.lic.ious investor (among many others) sees great potential in mHealth, consumer health and the quantified self movement. More Also read that Dyson's helping to bring Text4Baby to Russia. Sprint unveiled a new smart phone called Evo 4G, made by HTC that runs on Google's Android and includes two cameras -- one low res camera on the front of...
By Brian Dolan 08:00 am March 24, 2010
Boston-area consumer health startup, Zeo, which offers a personal sleep coach device and service, will unveil its first iPhone app, called myZeo iPhone App at MobiHealthNews' wireless health summit, Everywhere Healthcare, which is co-located at CTIA Wireless 2010 here in Las Vegas. The myZeo iPhone App will go live on the iPhone's AppStore later this year and it will be free for and exclusive to...
By Brian Dolan 06:12 am March 24, 2010
There were 50 million smartphones and wirelessly-enabled PDAs in use in the US at the end of 2009, according to CTIA, the wireless association's semiannual survey which it announced here in Las Vegas at the CTIA Wireless 2010 event. There are also now more than 285 million wireless connections in the US, which seems to include mobile phones as well as wireless aircards for laptops. Wireless data...
By Brian Dolan 01:59 am March 18, 2010
One federal agency suggesting ways that another federal agency might better do its job is commonplace in Washington D.C., but it's of particular interest for this editor when the topic is mobile health. Within the FCC's 360 page National Broadband Plan, which it unveiled earlier this week, there is a full chapter and some two dozen pages about healthcare. The FCC calls connected health "eCare"...
By Brian Dolan 07:06 am March 17, 2010
Newly launched mHealth service Text4Baby just announced that they now have more than 22,000 registered users for the service, which White House CTO Aneesh Chopra officially launched last month: "We are excited to report that we now have 22,327 text4baby registrants, and a total of 537,087 messages have been sent to text4baby users!" Text4Baby is a free public health service that aims to provide...
By Brian Dolan 12:12 am February 11, 2010
Mayo Clinic, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless: What do they have in common? A stake in wireless health? That's right. What's more, they are all also speaking at MobiHealthNews' second Everywhere Healthcare summit co-located with CTIA Wireless 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 24. Leading care providers from across North America will come together with...
By Brian Dolan 08:05 am February 4, 2010
Text4Baby, a free mHealth service that "provides timely and expert health information through SMS text messages to pregnant women and new moms through their babies' first year," has officially launched today, White House Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced during a plenary session at the National Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C. "I am very proud to announce that the US...
By Brian Dolan 12:16 am January 28, 2010
We have been tracking the soft launch of the White House's free mobile health service for expectant mothers, Text4baby, since early last year. While the service was planned to launch in the fall of 2009, a recent presentation from the Text4Baby team explains that the service launched this month and plans to begin marketing through partners in February. The service appears to have soft launched in...
By Brian Dolan 05:14 am January 5, 2010
The wireless association CTIA put together a series of video interviews and presentations focused on wireless health for their Wonder of Wireless (WoW) series. The wireless health focused segment includes an interview with MedApps, an interview with CTIA President Steve Largent about wireless trends for 2010, a presentation on carriers' needs for additional spectrum because of wireless health,...
By Brian Dolan 04:52 am December 29, 2009
According to MobiHealthNews' year-end report, there were 15 venture capital investments announced during 2009 and 11 of them were for wireless remote patient monitoring start-ups. The remainder included a start-up working on a converged platform for physicians-patient communications, a smartphone app developer focused on fitness games, a call-in physician consultation service, and a tablet-based...