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By Brian Dolan July 9, 2009
iPhone as hearing aid sounds dubious: TechCrunch points out that the industry may still have a long way to go before we see commercial launches for blood glucose monitors and blood pressure pumps that connected to the iPhone, some health and disability-related apps are available. That includes soundAMP, a hearing aid application that's available in the AppStore for $9.99. More Kaiser Permanente's...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2009
Be wary of studies that aim to determine the efficacy of "electronic messages" for chronic disease management if they were conducted four or five years ago. Four or five years may not seem like a long time for advances in chronic disease management but four years is an eon for electronic messaging. A study conducted by physicians at Group Health Cooperative in Washington and Idaho tracked 2,924...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
MYLEstone Health, developer of the Glucose Buddy iPhone app, is working with Roche Diagnostics' Accu-Chek to add its educational program to the Glucose Buddy diabetes management app. Even though the addition of Accu-Chek's educational program to the iPhone app is a far cry from meter integration, MYLEstone co-founder Matthew Tendler told mobihealthnews, it is a step in the right direction and it...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2009
Partners Healthcare system in Boston announced plans to spin-off a start-up that "gives patients the tools to be their own doctor" beginning with a wireless blood pressure cuff for at-home and on-the-go monitoring. The start-up is tentatively called "Connected Health" for now. The initial product just finished a pilot with EMC. The cuff allows users to upload their blood pressure information to...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
The FDA announced today that wireless remote monitoring system HealthPAL, which MedApss developed, has received 510(k) clearance, according to an email from the company. HealthPAL is the small, portable dedicated device that MedApps uses to collect data from connected glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters and weight scales. The data is then sent over a secure server to an...
By Brian Dolan April 27, 2009
You can expect the Continua Health Alliance to announce two new certified products by next week, Rick Cnossen, chairman of the alliance's technical working group, told attendees at the American Telemedicine Association event here in Las Vegas. Cnossen said that one of the products will also be the first Bluetooth-enabled Continua-certified product to hit the market. So far, Continua has only...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2009
During the past two days the mobihealthnews team has been covering the Health 2.0 conference here in Boston, MA. For those readers who were unable to make it to the show we also put together a quick photo essay that includes just some of the speakers and panels that were on-stage at the event this past week. Click here to scroll through the photos we captured at the Health 2.0 event that took...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2009
Earlier this year we reported that Kaiser Permanente was planning on rolling out a national campaign for text message based appointment reminders after the company conducted a successful pilot. This week at the HIMSS event in Chicago, we caught up with Kaiser's Director of Enterprise Engineering Carlos Matos and VP of Public Relations Holly Potter to discuss the text message reminder rollout and...
By Brian Dolan April 4, 2009
During his keynote at CTIA, Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol outlined a top ten list for conditions and diseases that are already benefiting from wireless health services or soon will. Here's Topol's Top Ten (in alphabetical order) with a figure of the number of Americans affected by each condition or disease. Did he miss any notable opportunities? Top Ten Targets for Wireless Medicine Alzheimer's...
By Brian Dolan April 3, 2009
Thanks to the focus on mHealth at the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week, a number of bigger players are opening up about their plans to launch mHealth services in the year ahead. Great Call's Jitterbug phone service for the less tech-savvy older demographic (and anyone else looking for a very, very simple user interface) told Wireless Week that it has firm plans in place for a medication adherence...