December 9, 2011
A Florida hospital has developed a system for wireless real-time monitoring and reprogramming of cardiac devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators, using an iPad. A doctor can suggest changes to a cardiac device's settings, then relay the information for a nurse in the hospital to execute using a touchscreen laptop.
The apparent pitch: Save time and money by enabling specialty trained...
August 11, 2011
More than 80 percent of physicians in the US now have smartphones. About a third have tablets. Despite the aggressive adoption rates of these devices many physicians still carry pagers. Yes, plenty of healthcare-specific messaging services are now available for physicians with smartphones, and we cover the launch of these services at MobiHealthNews. Is it really time to move away from the pager?...
August 11, 2011
Not only are physicians picking up iPads in astounding numbers, so are pharmaceutical sales representatives. However, the presence of an iPad doesn't always make for a better detailing session.
Among the 87 percent of U.S. physicians who interact with pharma companies online, 38 percent report being visited by a pharma or biotech sales rep with an iPad or other tablet-style device in the 12...
July 19, 2011
The following examples represent mobile apps FDA considers "mobile medical apps" under the narrow definition it outlined in the draft regulatory guidelines it published this morning. The FDA is seeking comments and feedback from the public. Here are the types of apps the FDA plans to regulate:
Mobile apps that are an extension of one or more medical device(s) by connecting17 to such device(s) for...
July 13, 2011
Skyscape's CardioSource mobile app, which features the latest research in the cardiology field, has been downloaded more than 14,000 times since it became available in the iTunes AppStore in early April. The app is a collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). It's free to download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and also available for BlackBerry and Android.
June 22, 2011
Two years ago we created the first timeline that tracked the milestones and newsworthy events surrounding the adoption of the iPhone by healthcare professionals. A little more than a year ago we updated that timeline so it spanned 18 months of health-related iPhone news. Today, our medical iPhone timeline stretches across 30 months of news events -- for two and a half years medical professionals...
May 12, 2011
This summer telehealth services provider Teladoc plans to launch a group of iPhone and iPad medical apps for physicians that will enable them to collaborate using Apple's FaceTime videocalling app. Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic announced the company's plans during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Convergence Summit in San Diego this week.
Teladoc offers consumers...
April 19, 2011
Harvard Medical School encourages its students to take advantage of the growing number of mobile medical apps. While the school does not distribute devices to its students, they are instructed to bring their favorite devices to campus and HMS maintains licenses for apps that might be useful to its students.
So which apps are most popular with HMS students? The school's CIO just conducted a survey...
April 14, 2011
Last month Aruba Networks, one of the big enterprise wireless networking vendors, added device access control specifically for Apple iOS devices to help hospital IT departments and other CIOs to better manage the growing number of Apple devices finding their way into hospitals and the enterprise.
Aruba customer Boston Medical Center plans to institute a "bring your own device" (BYOD) to work...
April 13, 2011
In hopes of rapidly pushing new knowledge into clinical practice, mobile medical calculator developer QxMD has collaborated with a major journal and a research team to introduce an app based on new research at the same time the study lead presented the evidence at a conference.
Monday at the annual World Congress of Nephrology, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Navdeep Tangri of Boston-based...