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By Brian Dolan April 25, 2011
Example dermatology app for iPad: Logical Images' VisualDX Patients outnumber doctors close to 2000 to 1 in Egypt, according to Khaled Bichara Group CEO of Orascom Telecom. With that figure in mind, doctors in Egypt are using mHealth technology to provide 'teledermatology' to patients in low income areas who have not had access to specialists in the past. The pilot program launched as a...
By Brian Dolan September 22, 2010
This past week I served as co-chair of the second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London. Fresh off a red-eye flight into London Tuesday morning, I joined Qualcomm’s Vice President of Healthcare Don Jones on-stage to conduct a one-on-one interview for the more than 100 attendees present. Jones outlined a number of strategies for mobile health startups, batted away a number of oft-...
By Brian Dolan January 14, 2010
For many years I avoided the Consumer Electronics Show. Too big, I was told. Too much noise -- not enough news. With my focus on the wireless industry at the time, this advice was mostly true -- for many years CES was not an event where companies made wireless-related news. Then -- seemingly suddenly -- CES became one of the most popular places to launch mobile phones, announce new mobile...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby. Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.) Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...