June 19, 2009
President Obama often touts Cleveland Clinic as a model for the rest of the healthcare system, according to an article from CNN, which notes that one reason for the praise is that "Cleveland Clinic is among the trailblazers in electronic record keeping and interaction with patients."
CNN's wording: "electronic record keeping" is a troubling riff on the traditionally used electronic health record...
June 17, 2009
iMedicor inked a deal with myLeaderboard to take its HIPAA-compliant medical information transfer platform mobile in an effort to respond "to the growing demand by physicians who rely heavily on their handheld devices to deliver a higher quality of care to their patients," the company said in a statement.
"iMedicor is working with myLeaderboard to deliver this new functionality within 60 to 90...
June 15, 2009
Last week at the Games for Health Conference here in Boston, conference organizer Ben Sawyer told MassHighTech that eventually mobile fitness tracking applications and video games like EA Sports Active will integrate with electronic medical records.
The event featured Boston-area companies like AWare Technologies, FitnessKeeper, and Molecular, which all develop applications to track fitness data...
June 15, 2009
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, about the push for electronic health records in every doctor's office and whether the current agenda pushes older technologies that will stifle innovation. Blumenthal said that his team wants to ensure it does not slow any innovation from entering the doctor's office.
May 11, 2009
e-Patient Dave (right) while on a panel at Health 2.0
As is well known by now, part of the federal stimulus package included $19 billion for electronic medical records (EMR) implementation -- and part of those billions include incentives for physicians and hospital groups that implement EMRs by various deadlines. Of course, the implementation also has to meet a criteria referred to as "...
May 8, 2009
Big news for hospitals and other care facilities that are currently using Citrix XenApp infrastructure to deliver Windows applications, but whose staff wants to use iPhones at work too -- Citrix just unveiled the Citrix Receiver for iPhone. Now iPhone and iTouch users can download the Citrix app and access any of their facility's Windows applications, so users can open documents, update reports,...
May 6, 2009
Computerworld recently published a skeptical overview of the wireless medical applications that various hospital groups are adopting. The article included some interesting scoops: CardioNet competitor LifeWatch had about 35,000 patients hooked up to its mobile phone-based heart arrhythmia monitor in 2007 and just 120,000 users now; Methodist Healthcare System is rolling out AirStrip Technologies...
May 5, 2009
Jim Sweeney, the founder of CardioNet and new CEO of handheld barcode scanner company IntelliDot, has no interest in Intellidot as it operates today:
"This company in its current form is of no interest to me," Sweeney told Xconomy during a recent interview. "I have a vision of what can happen in terms of wireless technology and applications. I intend to take the company forward into providing...
April 30, 2009
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A representative from Google just sent us a letter that Google's VP of Public Policy and Communications Rachel Whetstone sent to Consumer Watchdog yesterday. Whetstone addresses each of Consumer Watchdog's claims and explains more specifically which topics Google was lobbying the federal government about.
"As you know, Google Health is a Personal Health...
April 30, 2009
In the past few weeks Google Health has caught a good amount of flack for inaccuracies that made their way into a patient's personal health record, and whether it deserves blame or not, you have to admit Google did play a part in that debacle.
Now, however, a consumer watchdog group has accused Google of lobbying the federal government to let it sell patients' online medical records, and this...