October 19, 2012
After leading the Scripps Translational Science Institute to a $3.75 million Qualcomm Foundation research grant, Dr. Eric Topol has cut ties with the West Health Institute, an organization he co-founded and served as vice chairman of.
Topol confirmed to MobiHealthNews that he left West at the end of September after his three-year term on the board expired. But he also said that the institute's...
December 5, 2011
The future of mHealth is bright, according to West Wireless Health Institute vice chairman Eric Topol, who spoke this week at the opening keynote of the 2011 mHealth Summit. "This is a most momentous moment in medicine," he told the gathered audience. Topol's keynote discussion included current wireless medical products as well as future speculation that will leverage genomics with biosensor data...
July 18, 2011
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that pocket mobile echocardiography (PME) devices like GE's Vscan provide “accurate assessments” of ejection fraction, and some cardiac structures in many patients, according to a report in CMIO.
The study, funded by The National Institutes of Health, came about due to the recent release of Vscan, a cellphone-sized PME device from...
July 7, 2011
When the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, for the final mission in the 30-year space shuttle program, it will be carrying GE Healthcare's Vivid q cardiovascular ultrasound system. Atlantis will deliver the laptop-sized ultrasound machine to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity during long space flights as part of NASA's human...
March 23, 2011
Mobile health companies dominated Fast Company's list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care for 2011. At least five of the top 10 companies have strong mobile components.
Epocrates, which went public recently, topped the magazine's list of most innovative companies "for creating software that gives doctors and nurses instant information on drug-to-drug interactions, treatment...