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By Brian Dolan 05:02 am December 4, 2009
TelaDoc Medical Services raised $9 million in additional investments to fund its next phase of growth, the company stated in a press release. The investment round's lead investor was HLM Venture Partners, but healthcare-focused investment group Cardinal Partners contributed along with existing investor, Trident Capital. Teladoc describes itself as a national network of board certified, licensed...
By Brian Dolan 11:51 am November 25, 2009
University of Washington's Babak Parviz believes that the future platform for wireless health will be the contact lens -- that's right, the same ones we visually impaired people wear to improve our vision. If Parviz succeeds contacts will do a lot more than just improve vision (even though they will be able to do that a whole lot better, too.) Here's the opportunity in Parviz's own words: "The...
By Brian Dolan 11:22 am November 19, 2009
Boston, MA-based MedAptus announced that three versions of its transactional medical application have been extended to Blackberry devices: The company has extended its Professional Intelligent Charge Capture software, including its Practice Plus Edition, Inpatient Edition and Enterprise Edition to BlackBerry. MedAptus counts its customers in the "thousands" and they include single-specialty...
By Brian Dolan 01:40 am November 19, 2009
Back in February we reported that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had just begun its conversation with the mobile health industry and that the ways in which it would regulate this emerging industry would come out of that conversation. It's now November and those working on wireless health are getting antsy. When will the FDA weigh-in? For the past few months, Bradley Merrill Thompson,...
By Brian Dolan 05:26 am November 18, 2009
While it has been pushing antimicrobial cases for smartphones used in healthcare settings for the past few months, start-up RidRx's device offering received a lot more attention: iStetho Adapter enables users to connect old stethoscopes to an iPhone or iPod Touch. The company also developed an iPhone app, iStethoscope Pro, and suggests that users look to iPhone apps iMurmur or iAuscultate to...
By Brian Dolan 11:09 am November 3, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet recently released its third quarter financial statements and once again the company announced more than $1.63 million in revenues from its licensing and revenue sharing agreement with wireless health service provider AllOne Health. Diversinet has been working with AllOne since the third quarter of 2008. Diversinet's technology secures "the personal...
By Brian Dolan 07:16 am November 3, 2009
"It is amazing how much this technology begins to change culture. When communications and information flow are limited, too often a culture of distrust develops. But with improved communications and information sharing, feelings of greater teamwork and collaboration soon follow," Dr. Robert Murphy, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at The Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Texas told the BBC...
By Brian Dolan 04:31 pm October 28, 2009
On its corporate website, Apple has profiled another hospital, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, which has outfitted some of its 19,500 employees across 11 hospitals with iPhones. Apple said that the hospital's trauma ward is the busiest one in the country and that the facilities serve a metro population of about 5 million people. “Health care is a very real-time business,”...
By Brian Dolan 02:39 pm October 28, 2009
At the TEDMED event here in San Diego this week, personal genomics company 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki announced that the company now had more than 30,000 "active" genomes in its database and that it would soon launch a "Relative Finder" service for its users. As part of the new service, users can explore connections to other users of the site to determine how related they are to each other...
By Brian Dolan 05:59 am October 23, 2009
Earlier this month at the Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, Boston Scientific showed off a concept iPhone app, called Latitude Connected, that is currently focused on cardiac rhythm care management, but its full range of functions enable physicians to access patient records, monitor implanted devices, tap into patient support networks and schedule follow-up care, according to a report...