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By Brian Dolan 10:00 am January 6, 2010
Mayo Clinic has partnered with smartphone application developer DoApps to form a new start-up, called mRemedy, which is focused on creating health apps for smartphones. mRemedy's apps will be based on Mayo Clinic's research and services. The first mRemedy app, Mayo Clinic Meditation, launched last week for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. The app, which teaches users relaxation and breathing...
By Brian Dolan 07:41 am January 6, 2010
Nearly one year ago, we reported on Kaiser Permanente's successful pilot program with text message (SMS) solutions provider mobileStorm for appointment reminders. At the time KP announced that the pilot reduced costs and helped patients enough that it planned to roll the service out nationally by year-end. On December 11 Kaiser Permanente officially rolled out its SMS appointment reminder service...
By Brian Dolan 11:39 am January 4, 2010
According to a report from the Associated Press just before the holidays, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based LifeSync Holdings bought a number of medical patents from Motorola. According to the AP, LifeSync purchased the Besson Patent Portfolio and various other patents that enable wireless monitoring of patients from Motorola. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. LifeSync Holdings...
By Brian Dolan 07:06 am December 30, 2009
Entra Health Systems, an applied healthcare technology developer, is powering a mobile phone-based diabetes management service recently launched on Australian wireless operator Telstra's network. The service is called the Telstra Diabetes Management Online Service in Australia, and it includes Entra's MyGlucoHealth Wireless meter, Bluetooth technology and the user's mobile phone. Entra is calling...
By Brian Dolan 06:48 am December 30, 2009
Halo Monitoring, a developer of wireless health remote monitoring technology, announced a deal with A&D Medical this past week. The partnership builds on Halo's myHalo web-based personal health monitoring system by including Bluetooth-enabled weight scales and blood pressure cuffs. Halo Monitoring announced its product nearly one year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: myHalo...