June 23, 2010
By Rob Havasy (@rob_havasy), Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health
Recent announcements about smartphone data plan pricing by AT&T and Verizon have the Internet and the mHealth world buzzing. Both companies have announced a move away from flat-rate, unlimited data plans in favor of tiered data plans where users are charged for amounts of data used above a...
June 16, 2010
A report over at the Remington Report points to a survey conducted by SDI last fall called the Mobile & Social Media Study: Physicians’ Views of Emerging Technology, which we don't recall seeing previously: According to the survey, about 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone. SDI surveyed about 1,200 physicians from 15 specialties in October...
June 15, 2010
Drugstore chain Walgreens launched a new text message (SMS) powered prescription alerts service for its customers. Prescription Text Alerts notify customers when their prescriptions are ready. In other mobile-related news, Walgreens also re-launched its iPhone app as well as its mobile site, m.walgreens.com.
"We strive to lead the market in bringing new and innovative technology to our pharmacies...
June 8, 2010
Halamka impressed by Linea-Pro barcode scanner accessory: After a four week study of their facility's mobile device strategy, Dr. John Halamka's team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston was impressed with Linea-Pro couple with an iPod Touch: "One of the devices we considered was the iPod Touch with an integrated Barcode Scanner/Magstrip reader from Linea-Pro. We have many varied use...
June 4, 2010
By Trey Lauderdale
As the Vice President of Innovation at Voalté, it is my responsibility to understand smartphones and work with caregivers to figure out ways to help incorporate these devices into their lives at the point of care. In fact, our company focus is entirely on providing hospitals the best communication solution for clinical communication on the latest cutting edge mobile platform....
June 2, 2010
Excel Venture Management and angel investors have provided $2.3 million in seed funding for San Francisco-based Snaptic, maker of the 3Banana note-taking app for Android and iPhone smartphones. What attracted the investors to Snaptic? According to a report in Venture Wire, the app's ability to help users record and keep information on their fitness, diet and health was the reason, Snaptic's CEO...
June 2, 2010
Epocrates has inked a deal with Pfizer to add a new feature to its iPhone application: Healthcare providers can now access the Pfizer Medical Information Group and obtain scientific answers to their product questions or to report an adverse event.
According to Pfizer, the new feature is an "effort to enhance the safe and effective use of its medicines, and help improve the quality of patient care...
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...
June 2, 2010
iPhone app for "seniors" by EHSI: EHSI will soon launch an iPhone app for seniors called “Auto-Med.” The application will "automatically call users every day to remind them at the precise time of exactly what medication and dosage they are to take based upon their doctor’s recommendation." EHSI plans to complete the app in about two months and begin selling it with a $10 per month subscription....
May 12, 2010
The more you know, the better you sleep. That's the idea behind Zeo, a personal sleep coach device and service offered by a startup by the same name. While Zeo's setup currently includes a wireless-enabled, sensor-equipped headband and bedside display/alarm clock, in the future that may change, Zeo's President and CEO, Dave Dickinson said during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences...