McKesson

By Brian Dolan 04:15 am March 28, 2013
Coinciding with the second day of congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps last week, McKesson announced the launch of a new app, Medisoft Mobile, for doctors and their staff that aims to make it easier to manage their practice through iPhones or iPads. Between the Medisoft Mobile app and the newest version of Medisoft software, care providers can now use their mobile...
By Brian Dolan 06:09 am March 20, 2013
We are live blogging day two of the Congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps. Hit "refresh" on your browser every few minutes for updates! (Liveblogging is now concluded!) 1200PM: With that Rep. Pitts concludes the hearing after saying it has been a very interesting hearing on an important issue. Members may have follow-up questions and they have 10 business days to submit...
By Brian Dolan 05:15 am March 14, 2013
There has been a painfully slow chess game playing out in Washington DC these past two years over the fate of FDA regulation of mobile medical apps. Last July I wrote about the largely failed attempt by some members of Congress and companies like Aetna, UnitedHealth, and Verizon Communications to insert language into the The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) to slow...
By Brian Dolan 12:28 pm December 15, 2010
About 78 percent of home health care agency CEOs want their workforces to begin using mobile solutions, according to mobile-enabled home healthcare company Celltrak. Already about 10 percent of home care aids use some type of mobile device at work today. With more than 50,000 daily home health care users, Celltrak is seeing a lot of traction with its mobile offering. The company launched in 2006...
By Brian Dolan 08:15 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 11:54 am September 15, 2010
Half empty or half full? First of all, if 40-something percent of consumers are willing to pay for mHealth services -- that's a good thing, right? Does anyone really have a problem with only 40 percent of consumers buying their mHealth service? Second of all, mobile health still has a raison d'etre: Improving health outcomes and saving the system money. Some reporters are missing that point,...
By Brian Dolan 03:53 pm July 21, 2010
By the end of the year, HealthPartners, a health insurance provider, plans to roll out mobile applications to its 1.3 million subscribers thanks to a licensing deal with Toronto-based Diversinet for its MobiSecure platform. HealthPartners is working with Diversinet to create the applications, which will help subscribers communicate with their care managers via secure, two-way messaging on a range...
By Brian Dolan 06:02 am July 6, 2010
Diversinet named McKesson vet Mark Trigsted as executive vice president of healthcare, a new position for the company, which sees Trigsted overseeing global business development and sales. Trigsted is tasked with growing the partner network and customer base for Diversinet's mobile healthcare application platform, which aims to "easily and securely connect people with their healthcare information...
By Brian Dolan 06:24 am October 20, 2009
Online visits to get reimbursement: New York-based MPV Health Care plans to reimburse for more than 22,0000 physicians who use McKesson subsidiary RelayHealth's webVisit consultations. The group has partnered with Mohawk Valley Medical Associates (MVMA) a regional, independent physician association. RelayHealth also offers results management, personal health records (PHRs), appointment scheduling...
By Brian Dolan 06:48 am May 8, 2009
Big news for hospitals and other care facilities that are currently using Citrix XenApp infrastructure to deliver Windows applications, but whose staff wants to use iPhones at work too -- Citrix just unveiled the Citrix Receiver for iPhone. Now iPhone and iTouch users can download the Citrix app and access any of their facility's Windows applications, so users can open documents, update reports,...