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...
November 23, 2009
Hollywood-based physician group Wound Technology Network (WTN) inked a two-year agreement with AT&T to provide its certified wound care specialists with HTC FUZE smartphones running on AT&T's wireless network. WTN has had a longstanding agreement with Verizon Wireless to provide laptop data cards to its physicians who were looking to wirelessly access patient records, treatment visuals...
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...
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,...
November 12, 2009
This past week was a big one for wireless health -- on all fronts. Here's how the week's news broke down:
Clinicians: Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic each forged ahead with wireless remote monitoring tools and patient-facing mobile applications. A team at Mt. Sinai worked on a pilot program with with wireless health start-up CareSpeak that used text message reminders to increase the rate of adherence...
November 10, 2009
The 3G Doctor reports that the GSM Association has published its Mobile Manifesto for Europe, which explains the association's vision for the European mobile industry. Part of the manifesto includes a promise to “put in place a long term strategy for mobile use in healthcare” and to “provide confidence around investment for national health authorities,” according to the 3G Doctor blog. Here's the...
November 4, 2009
During its third quarter conference call this week, WebMD announced that its Medscape Mobile iPhone application, which it launched in July, has already been downloaded more than 200,000 times. Medscape Mobile is an app the company created for physicians, but WebMD said the total number of downloads for its consumer iPhone apps now tops 1 million downloads -- and its first consumer iPhone app was...
November 4, 2009
GreatCall, parent company to Jitterbug, the easy-to-use mobile phone service for seniors and others looking for simple phone service, has acquired mobile personal emergency response services company MobiWatch for an undisclosed sum.
Waltham, MA-based MobiWatch offered a keychain device that included an emergency button, which activated a Bluetooth connection with their cell phone which then...
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...
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,”...