April 30, 2009
According to a recent profile on Apple's corporate site, Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients.
"Physicians need something that is a beeper and cell phone, and that allows them to get messages...
April 17, 2009
A pediatrician in Sarasota Springs, NY is the first user of the EMR iPhone application Allscripts announced at the HIMSS event last week, according to a report in Healthcare Informatics. As we reported last week, the application allows clinicians to access Allscripts' EHR at any time from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The app includes a patient's medical summary: history, lab results and medications....
March 30, 2009
The New York Times ran a contributed column late last week by a doctor who relates her own anecdotal evidence for the findings of a recent study that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The "connectedness" between patient and doctor can significantly affect outcomes for the better.
More on the growing number of doctors making house calls thanks to better reimbursement.
March 26, 2009
BoxTone and Wallace Wireless announced plans to help the public sector, public safety and health care companies tighten the security for their BlackBerry platforms.
Chicken before egg: Lifespan looks to create EMRs that will hook up to its medical device peripherals.
ZDNet wonders if new NCHIT David Blumenthal thinks of "open" as in "Google open" or as in "iPhone open" when he refers to an open "...
March 25, 2009
John Maschenic, Associate Director, Vertical Data Sales, Verizon Wireless has been responsible for the company's enterprise data sales organization for the last seven years and has focused on healthcare since 2005. Since much of the discussion currently underway in the mHealth industry has been focused on application development, hospital uptake of mHealth services, and mobile phone capabilities...
March 18, 2009
Prediction: 75 percent of physicians will adopt e-prescribing by 2014.
Determining how much health-related productivity loss is avoidable is a slippery fish.
What is HIPAA's impact on wireless in an ambulatory setting?
Evaware adds remote telemonitoring via WiFi and BlackBerry devices.
Garmin links up with fitness brands for wireless workouts.
Pouring cold water on EMRs: Was it a bad $50 billion...
March 13, 2009
Here's a video (via MobileActive.org) that showcases Nokia's Data Gathering application for the E71. The video shows the Amazonas' State Health Department in Brazil using the devices and application to monitor and treat outbreaks of dengue fever. In developing markets one of the key problems for caregivers and public health workers is recording and managing data collection on health issues for...
March 5, 2009
John Moore over at Chilmark Research: "We have commented many times before that the whole idea of a USB-based (thumbdrive) PHR is simply a dumb idea".
TabletKiosk, launches the MediSlate MCA i1040XT (pictured), the new mobile clinical assistant (MCA), featuring touch screen input.
TheCarrot.com, a provider of life-management tracking and reporting that interfaces with the iPhone, announced today...
February 6, 2009
The founder of TEPR and CEO of the Medical Records Institute, Peter Waegemann, announced that one of the first pilot projects of his newly formed mHealth Initiative (mHI) is to create an "mHealth City" out of Boston, MA. (This is exciting news for mobihealthnews since we, too, are in Boston.)
"We want to get to a point where everyone in greater Boston has the capability to put personal health...