July 29, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging In Place Technology Watch
It's been more than 6 months since this blog post about tech trends that would influence product capability in 2010. It seems fitting to check status on what's happened so far, with another status check planned just prior to the new year:
1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009....
July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts.
Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
June 2, 2010
By Frank Avignone
You cannot pick up a trade journal, newspaper or watch the news at night without hearing about some new spectacular development in the wireless device or application market. It reminds this author of the Internet boom era, especially the Super Bowl ads during that time, which included infamous characters like the Pets.com puppet.
That said, there is more substance to this new...
May 4, 2010
A recent report in Modern Healthcare features a sprawling overview of the various ways that wireless technologies are changing healthcare and wellness. While most of the examples were old hat, a few were new to us:
NYC HHC's Wireless modem with detachable glucose monitor
In 2006, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., which runs 11 acute-care public hospitals and 90 clinics, introduced a...
April 8, 2010
The week that was in wireless health includes developments across a number of topics: business model (Best Buy again), devices (iPad, more), policy (mHealth in health reform), interoperability (WiThings?), innovation (Nokia made a big move), and much, much more. Here are some highlights from the week:
iPad, iPad, iPad. Let's start with the iPad since that's been struggling for some attention...
March 19, 2010
GE offers iPhone app IMAGES: GE Healthcare has released a new iPhone app for radiologists called IMAGES. The app launch follows closely on the heels of its consumer wellness app Morsel, which launched last month. Medgadget gets the sense that the app is more targeted toward GE's sales staff than their customers -- radiologists. Here's the standard Apple commercial for the app below:
March 4, 2010
Panasonic launches Toughbook C1 for healthcare industry
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta this week, Panasonic debuted its new 12.1-inch Toughbook C1 convertible tablet, which can withstand a 30-inch drop. The 3.2 pound device runs for five hours on one battery, but can double battery life by adding an additional battery that brings the weight up to 3.5 pounds. The C1 offers a multi-touch screen for...
February 3, 2010
The Mobile Health Initiative (mHI) event in Washington D.C. this morning began with two keynotes from the mHI's founders Peter Waegemann and Claudia Tessier, who built on their previous presentation of the mHI's 12 clusters for mHealth and overall vision for mHealth's opportunity.
While it may not be too surprising given the mHI's previous focus on EMRs as the Medical Records Institute, the...
January 27, 2010
As expected, Apple unveiled its new tablet device, the iPad, and it dominated the news cycle this week. Apple positioned the device as a new platform positioned at the intersection of the "liberal arts and technology" -- a clear indication that the healthcare industry was not its top of mind use case. Despite recent news that Apple has been pursuing a mobile EHR pilot with Epic Systems, the iPad...
January 27, 2010
Apple confirmed the rumors today and unveiled a tablet device, which looks like a giant iPhone, called iPad. While Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his team of presenters at Apple's iPad launch event this morning did not mention the healthcare vertical as a key market for the iPad: It looks to be just that. The iPad holds promise as a new point-of-care tool for healthcare workers and as a personal health...