September 21, 2011
ZocDoc a free iPhone, Android, or web app that enables users to schedule dentist and doctor appointments launched in the greater Boston area last week. ZocDoc's database includes user reviews of providers, which insurance they accept, and other relevant background information to help potential patients determine the best provider for them. Users can also find out ahead of time whether they will...
August 16, 2011
Healthagen, developer of iOS app iTriage, announced this week that it is partnering with the emergency staffing and management firm Schumacher Group to integrate iTriage into the more than 180 hospitals the group services in 24 states. The partnership coincides with a major version update for the free app.
Designed and developed by two Denver-based ER doctors, iTriage aims to help consumers make...
September 20, 2010
Jim Greiner, whose experience includes General Manager of MapQuest has been named as Chief Operations Officer at Healthagen, the company that created the mobile health app iTriage. According to the company, Greiner will help evolve Healthagen from an early-stage healthcare technology company into a growing and scalable leader in the mobile healthcare space.
Chris Coffey joins Voalté as project...
August 11, 2010
Last year was a big one for mobile health. By mid-year especially spirits were high and many companies made mobile health related announcements, deals, launches and the like. Here's a run-down of three big stories (about Verizon, Google, Vitality) that took place one year ago this week in a new MobiHealthNews segment we call Mobile Health 20/20.
Verizon Wireless helps subscribers get in shape...
August 4, 2010
During a panel session I moderated last week, Parks Associates Director of Mobile & Health Research Harry Wang shared a number of metrics and industry trends with attendees at the second annual World Congress Mobile Health Summit in Boston, Massachusetts.
Wang began by breaking down the wireless health industry into three specific categories based on the type of wireless technology used: Body...
July 28, 2010
ReadWriteWeb has a worthwhile feature on the potential for location-based services in healthcare: How might services enabled by GPS, like FourSquare and other future services, impact consumer health and healthcare providers' data set?
"The one person who is not by their computer during a medical transaction is the patient. They are in the hospital or in the pharmacy. As smartphones take off,...
July 7, 2010
WiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba's HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice...
June 25, 2010
By Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen (developers of iTriage)
Personal health records (PHRs) represent a great opportunity for healthcare consumers to take control of their healthcare data and help deliver many meaningful solutions for managing their health. The problem with the current landscape of solutions is that data is not flowing quickly from healthcare systems into central repositories....
June 23, 2010
World Cup mHealth: While South African healthcare workers brace for the multitude of visitors for the 2010 World Cup, spectators with smartphones can download the iTriage app, which includes listings for private hospitals and healthcare facility mapping in the eight South African provinces that tourists will visit. iTriage is available for iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Palm smartphone device...
April 26, 2010
Text4Baby update: Forty states are in the process of creating Text4Baby coalitions and encouraging nurses to talk up the program, according to a recent report in Time magazine. The report also notes that another major television channel, besides MTV, is also promoting the text message powered service: Telemundo. More
iPlato has a new customer, this time outside of the UK: Lexum European Eye...