March 23, 2011
PAMF's Dr. Enoch Choi
Technology has its limits.
At least one American aid team has dispatched to Japan, iPhones and iPads with mobile EMR software and medical reference tools in hand. But they haven’t been able to unleash the power of their handheld computers to help the estimated 261,000 people still living in shelters as of Wednesday—12 days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
December 15, 2010
NaviNet's acquisition of Prematics earlier this month was motivated by NaviNet's desire to "extend itself beyond the desktop and into to the exam room via the physician’s smartphone," according to Chilmark Research analyst Cora Sharma.
"With this acquisition, NaviNet is seeking to grow by 1) attracting more physicians, and 2) encouraging existing physician users to utilize the system in ways that...
October 27, 2010
Insurer optimizes for mobile Web: CIGNA's 11 million customers can now use any Web-enabled mobile phones to get answers (in English and Spanish) about what their health plans cover. Release
Fitness app from CC: Cleveland Clinic releases its Let's Move It! app. Site
TN hospital launches iPhone medical history app: East Tennessee's Children's Hospital just released an iPhone app that includes...
September 8, 2010
Imaging apps reviewed for iPad: Dr. Sam Friedman reviewed almost a half dozen imaging apps for iPhone on his son's iPad for an article in Advance. The apps included Merge Healthcare (eFilm Mobile), OsiriX and iCRco Inc. (iClarity), Mobile MIM (MIMvista) and ResolutionMD from Calgary Scientific. "Today's radiology viewing apps are bare-bones programs, with half their code devoted to moving image...
August 26, 2010
Perhaps more than any other quote, Kaiser Permanente senior IT manager Sean Chai's recent quote in the Wall Street Journal sums up how a good number of healthcare professionals feel about Apple's iPad: “Apple didn’t design this for the health-care industry. But it’s a tremendous form factor.” Form factor plus access to thousands of medical apps (more than 300 medical apps developed specifically...
July 13, 2010
Medical apps immature? "The consumer health app market is still a very immature market with a lot of things being thrown out there," said Kevin Patrick, an adjunct professor of family and preventive medicine at UC San Diego and the editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Patrick told the LA Times that most medical apps have "not been subjected to clinical trials that would show...
June 9, 2010
Allscripts and Eclipsys agreed to merge in a $1.3 billion deal today: Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman will become CEO of the combined company, while Phil Pead, president and CEO of Eclipsys will become its chairman. Both Allscripts and Eclipsys have been bullish about offering smartphone apps that enabled healthcare workers remote access to their electronic health records offerings. More