October 21, 2009
As part of the CTIA Wireless IT&E event's focus on wireless health in San Diego earlier this month, CTIA published a number of video and audio interviews with wireless health industry luminaries on their event site today. Among the interviewees: BlackBerry, Gold's Gym, AirStrip Technologies and MedApps. Read on for brief summaries and pull quotes from the interviews.
October 14, 2009
At the Body Computing Conference last week in Los Angeles, wireless health company Corventis demonstrated a concept iPhone app called Beating Heart, which the company created with the event's organizers. The app is a game that leverages Corventis' wireless "band-aid" sensor to transmit the players heart rate to the iPhone, which then can broadcast the heart rate over Twitter and Facebook or via...
October 2, 2009
Continua Health Alliance adds another company: ZeroG Wireless has joined the Continua Health Alliance. The company's low power "Wi-Fi I/O" solutions is targeting embedded systems, including "microcontroller-based systems that have limited processing power, few memory resources, and minimal or no operating systems," the company stated in a release. More
NetMotion Wireless has promoted two...
September 29, 2009
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Premier healthcare alliance inked a deal with mobile application developer AirStrip Technologies for AirStrip OB, which provides obstetricians and nurses with real-time, remote access to fetal and maternal waveform data, including fetal heart rate and maternal contractions. Premier began offering the application to its 2,200 hospital members about two weeks ago....
September 28, 2009
Matthew Holt from Health 2.0 recently interviewed the federal government's first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra about his take on Health 2.0. Chopra is keynoting the Health 2.0 event in San Francisco next week. Chopra mentioned that he uses an iPhone application to track his eating habits:
"I would begin with [President Obama] who has been absolutely clear that if we move our healthcare...
September 17, 2009
Apple recently updated its iTunes App Store to include a list of the top 200 highest grossing applications in the entire store. While the App Store does not include a list for the biggest revenue generating apps by category, eight medical, health or fitness iPhone applications are among the top 200 highest grossing apps overall.
The only way to rank apps in the past was by popularity, which seems...
September 16, 2009
A representative from Epocrates has clarified the announcement that the company would no longer support older Windows Mobile and Palm devices -- the company said that the majority of Palm OS devices will continue to have support from Epocrates. Here's the update:
"We are not ceasing support for all Palm and Windows Mobile devices, only a handful of older operating systems that do not have the...
September 16, 2009
It was a hard fight to get insurance companies to cover dedicated text-to-speech devices for speech-impaired patients, but it finally happened in 2001, according to a report in The New York Times. Now the fight is on to get insurers to pay for cheaper devices and software that they claim work just as well or better.
The Times report highlights one patient's struggle: Kara Lynn, an ALS, or Lou...
September 11, 2009
According to a survey conducted by MDsearch, 53 percent of physicians who responded to the survey said that they own a smartphone, and of that group 63 percent use mobile medical applications. Curiously though, MDSearch did not explain how many physicians actually took part in the survey or other details -- so take the numbers as light reading or simply fodder for future research.
As might be...
September 8, 2009
Mobile software developer Epocrates released survey results that polled nurses who use their Epocrates smartphone application. This most recent survey follows a similar format to the one the company conducted recently with medical students -- revisit the results from that poll here. Here are the metrics that resulted from the most recent Epocrates survey:
More than half of the nurses express...