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By Chris Gullo November 19, 2011
This past July, the FDA issued a draft guidance on how it might regulate certain medical apps. The legal implications of the proposed guidelines is the subject of the most recent entry in the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community Podcast Series, hosted by Dr. Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, an attorney, physician and co-founder of Medlawguard, and Mr. John Steinbach, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of...
By Chris Gullo September 20, 2011
Voalte announced Voalte Connect this week, a new mobile device management (MDM) solution for hospital networks that utilizes the AirWatch platform's technology. The new service allows the company to remotely secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices deployed across a hospital. Voalte is an iPhone application suite that combines voice, alarm and text features and is intended for use by...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2011
DrChrono, one of the few electronic health records (EHR) vendors to offer an EHR built from the ground up for the Apple iPad, has raised $675,000 in seed funding, according to a report in TechCrunch. The investors include General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed cofounder Paul Buchheit, Google’s Principal Engineer Matt Cutts, and the Start Fund....
By Neil Versel March 1, 2011
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin Personal Monitor Think there’s not enough evidence to prove the efficacy of wireless, home-based patient monitoring? Robin Felder, associate director of clinical chemistry and toxicology and a pathology professor at the University of Virginia, disputes that notion. Felder likes to cite a 2007 paper in the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. That paper showed a 74...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2011
Each week the MobiHealthNews team picks a "quote of the week" (QOW) that we include in our free weekly newsletter. Since it's the end of the month, here's a roundup of the past two months' QOWs. Some are important for the content of the quote -- others are important simply because the person speaking is recognizing the potential of mobile health. US President Barack Obama, for example, recognized...
By Brian Dolan January 18, 2011
WebMD has officially announced the release of its Medscape mobile app for Apple's iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. More than 700,000 healthcare professionals already use Medscape mobile, according to the company. Epocrates says more than 1 million healthcare providers use its Web and mobile apps, but it does break out its user base for the iPhone: 175,000 physicians have Epocrates on...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
In 2011, some 14 percent of adult Americans will use a mobile health app to manage their health, wellness, and chronic conditions, according to IDC. Why? "Demographics are accelerating this trend. Health reform will make these approaches even more important as the industry shifts to new delivery and reimbursement models," IDC writes in its 2011 predictions report. The estimate is not at all...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
How many to buy iPads? Attendees of a webinar called ”Secure and Manage Enterprise iPads at the Point of Care” were interested in using iPads at the point of care, survey finds: "More than 25 percent of the HIMSS respondents plan to deploy the iPad and other iOS devices immediately and nearly 70 percent plan to deploy the devices within the next year." Release The iPad can even mitigate...
By Brian Dolan May 10, 2010
Was the first quarter of 2010 an important one for mobile health? When the number of deals tracked for a given industry during one quarter comes close to the total number for the previous year, it’s clear that industry is ramping up. Mobile health is that industry. In our 2009 year-end report, MobiHealthNews chronicled just over 70 deals and partnerships that took place between industry partners...
By Brian Dolan April 26, 2010
Ever since Apple's AppStore created a dedicated category for medical applications for the iPhone and iTouch, it seems that "the medical community is flocking to the iPhone," as an Apple executive put it last summer. Back then we cobbled together the first half of the timeline featured below. At the time the launch of the iPhone 3.0 operating system, was the talk of the mHealth town square,...