July 10, 2009
The revenue from worldwide sales of WiFi-enabled healthcare products will reach nearly $5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from ABI Research. The figure represents an increase of almost 70 percent over today's market.
"It's a pretty big business," ABI Research vice president Stan Schatt said in a statement. "The strong uptake of WiFi in the health industry is underpinned by its need...
July 8, 2009
Even though Manhattan Research recently published a report that found twice as many physicians are using iPhones this year than last year, the most popular smartphones in use by physicians today are BlackBerrys. mobihealthnews recently had the chance to discuss wireless healthcare trends with BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's Fraser Edward who heads the company's Healthcare Marketing Group....
June 17, 2009
iMedicor inked a deal with myLeaderboard to take its HIPAA-compliant medical information transfer platform mobile in an effort to respond "to the growing demand by physicians who rely heavily on their handheld devices to deliver a higher quality of care to their patients," the company said in a statement.
"iMedicor is working with myLeaderboard to deliver this new functionality within 60 to 90...
May 20, 2009
The results of a recent survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics and sponsored by NetMotion Wireless identified five challenges for wireless healthcare: physical connectivity issues, technology connectivity issues, extensive user demand, security, and network management. The survey also resulted in a number of interesting and telling quotes and testimonials about both the promise and frustration that...
April 23, 2009
A.D.A.M. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Greene (right) amused the audience and ACOR's Gilles Frydman (left) by referencing Thomas Jefferson half a dozen times during a plenary session on Wednesday here at Health 2.0 in Boston.
Sensei CEO Bob Schwarzberg demonstrates his company's latest iPhone application, My Diabetes Guide.
A.D.A.M. CEO Kevin Noland demonstrates his company's latest iPhone...
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 24, 2009
A new Landmark Report details three types of interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Unfortunately, mobile solutions are not included specifically.
PC Magazine has a nice column on the iPhone 3.0 news we covered in depth last week: "These two applications are good examples of what can happen...
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...
February 25, 2009
The AIDS.gov site, which is a joint effort put together by a number of federal agencies and programs involved in AIDS prevention, research, testing and treatment, has published its fourth and final post on using text messages for HIV appointment and medication reminders (but most of the advice works for any implementation of text message reminders in healthcare settings.) Here's a quick run-down...
February 11, 2009
AllOne Mobile is perhaps the biggest partner Microsoft HealthVault has in mHealth. The Wilkes-Barre, PA-based company has close ties to security solutions provider Diversinet, in which it is a significant investor. AllOne Mobile's HealthVault plaform, steeped in security, has become an attractive mobile PHR solution for a number of Blue Crosses as well as the U.S. Army. mobihealthnews had a...