January 18, 2010
Huntingon Hospital has inked a deal with Sarasota, Florida-based startup Voalte, to equip its nurses and other point of care workers with iPhones that leverage Voalte's voice, alarm, text message communication platform. Voalté (its name comes from Voice, Alarm, Text) enables healthcare workers to send and receive text messages, make voice calls, and receive critical care alarms all through their...
January 16, 2010
MobiHealthNews broke the news last week that the mobile EHR product that came out of Apple's pilot with EMR vendor Epic Systems was an iPhone app called Haiku, but Haiku was not the first EMR to grant iPhone and iPod touch users remote access. Epic aside, a number of EMR vendors launched iPhone apps for their clinicians during the past year -- what follows is a list of 11 EMR systems that have...
January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby.
Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.)
Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...
December 31, 2009
While our year-end report is a solid snapshot of the state of the industry at the end of 2009, we noticed that a good number of our most popular news posts from the past year did not find their place in the overall narrative.
As expected the iPhone was a dominant theme for our most popular posts of 2009, which were picked based on which ones accumulated the greatest number of views during the...
December 16, 2009
Livestrong offers diabetes tracker: Lance Armstrong and his team at LiveStrong are taking on diabetes: This week, Armstrong introduced a new feature called MyPlate D on Livestrong.com. MyPlate D builds on the current food and exercise tracking tools available to users on Livestrong's site. MyPlate D helps Type 2 diabetics break food down to its nutritional components, beyond calories:...
December 14, 2009
While Apple supports the Nike+ activity monitor and has demonstrated a connected blood glucometer made by Lifescan at its iPhone 3G unveiling, its movement toward championing peripheral health devices for the iPhone has been decidedly limited to date. However, a recent patent application points to the a lot of activity on the connected health front inside the company's research and development...
December 11, 2009
Apple recently announced the top selling apps, songs, games and podcasts from 2009 in an iTunes feature it called iTunes Rewind 2009. Perhaps surprisingly, one medical iPhone app made the list of the top 30 selling iPhone applications in 2009: Proloquo2Go. The app, which costs $189.999, appears among apps that generated the most revenue in 2009, which seems to be how Apple created a list of the...
December 9, 2009
Personalized Medicine a $232B market? Mobile phones and wireless technology are clear enablers of the growing "personalized medicine" industry -- which is set to grow 11 percent annually according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The market is set to grow to $232 billion, according to the firm. More
iPhone medical apps list: CNN's London unit put together a round-up of medical applications it found...
December 8, 2009
Allscripts Remote, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) directly from their smartphones, is now available on BlackBerry devices. Allscripts launched Remote at the HIMSS event in Chicago this past spring -- up until now the Allscripts Remote application was only available for iPhone (pictured, left) and iPod touch users. The company also...