June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...
May 13, 2010
Tuesday, around 3 in the morning, San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer used his iPhone to self-diagnose (correctly!) his appendicitis. While Stauffer was upstate in San Francisco for an away game, the MobiHealthNews team was down in San Diego for the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance event.
On the first day, the WLSA Investors' Summit, TripleTree and the alliance awarded three companies I Awards:...
May 12, 2010
The West Wireless Health Institute announced a partnership today with GE Healthcare to jointly work on a variety of educational, technical and research initiatives related to wireless health. The WWHI noted that its technology and education partnerships are based on the mutual exchange of ideas, technical assistance and expertise -- but do not include the exchange of funds. Therefore, assumedly,...
May 4, 2010
GE announced a $3 million investment into Ireland's Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) center, which Intel co-founded in 2007 with Ireland's Industrial Development Agency. Academic research partners for the center include University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway. GE's participation and cash infusion will enable TRIL to expand the number of participants is...
April 27, 2010
GE Healthcare announced a deal to integrate its patient monitoring platform with Ascom Wireless Solutions' wireless VoIP phones, pagers and DECT handsets. The companies say the deal will enable hospitals to customize, filter and send secondary alarms to clinicians’ Ascom Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, pagers and Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets.
GE and Ascom point to a...
April 7, 2010
Last summer we reported on GE Healthcare's proposal to the FCC that the agency dedicate about 40 MHz of spectrum for medical body area networks (MBANs). The FCC recently put out a call for comments on the proposal and received an interesting one from Philips, according to a report from ZDNet.
Philips suggests that the FCC consider allocating spectrum to enable MBANs to use the spectrum inside a...
March 19, 2010
GE offers iPhone app IMAGES: GE Healthcare has released a new iPhone app for radiologists called IMAGES. The app launch follows closely on the heels of its consumer wellness app Morsel, which launched last month. Medgadget gets the sense that the app is more targeted toward GE's sales staff than their customers -- radiologists. Here's the standard Apple commercial for the app below:
March 11, 2010
GE Healthcare recently announced a free mobile app offering, Morsel, which suggests simple ways that users can improve their wellbeing and track health choices. GE Healthcare launched its healthymagination initiative last fall with a $250 million equity fund that aims to support entrepreneurial efforts in diagnostics, healthcare IT and the life sciences.
Here's how the company describes its new...
March 10, 2010
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week, MobiHealthNews sat down with Eddie Cuellar, CIO, Methodist Health System in North Texas to discuss his views on wireless health services, home monitoring, patient data integration and plans for application deployment at Methodist.
"We use AirStrip's Critical Care viewer at Methodist and it allows us to put real-time monitoring data on our physicians'...
February 28, 2010
Amir Jafri, COO, West Wireless Health Institute
The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced that former Cardinal Health executive Amir Jafri has joined the Institute as its chief operating officer (COO) and former UN Foundation executive Mitul Shah has joined the WWHI as its senior director of programs and partnerships for engineering. Jafri begins immediately, while Shah will take his...