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...
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...
October 20, 2009
A recent Brookings Institute report that we pointed to last week has drummed up a lot of response from the political commentary crowd: Joe Rothstein, editor of EIN News, penned an editorial in U.S. Politics Today this week that picked up where Brookings Institute's Darrell West left off:
"Physicians and patients are going to have to learn how to migrate into the new medical world. That may not be...
September 15, 2009
Canada's Globe and Mail has a feature on BlackBerry devices and applications driving innovation in healthcare both for healthcare workers and consumers alike. The feature includes a number of wireless health related predictions from Kevin Talbot, the co-managing partner for BlackBerry Partners Fund, a VC fund based in Toronto.
“Smart sensors and smart bandages will monitor patient health and...
September 8, 2009
BlackBerry's App World is now available online -- previously you needed a BlackBerry smartphone to review the applications available through the store -- and the number of health and medical related BlackBerry applications has also more than doubled since the App World launched earlier this year. There are now 85 in the Heath & Wellness category of BlackBerry applications. Within that...
September 4, 2009
Two years ago, Ohio State University College of Medicine's Vice Dean of Education, Catherine Lucey and a fourth year medical student going into plastic surgery, Justin Harper, spearheaded the school's use of iPod Touches and iPhones as medical and learning tools on campus. In the video below, (UPDATE: which was created by CurrentMedicine.tv), Lucey and Harper discuss how the program has evolved...
August 17, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet announced another successful quarter as revenues for the company totaled $1,945,000, a 244 percent increase over last year. The amount includes $1,625,000 in revenues from the company's $40 million five-year worldwide license and revenue share agreement with AllOne Mobile. The company also brought in $1.6 million in revenues from its AllOne Mobile...
August 3, 2009
This past weekend, iPhoneDevCamp, a not-for-profit organization that gathers regularly to develop applications for iPhone and iPod Touch, highlighted two healthcare-related iPhone app prototypes called Nurse Brain and Chief Medical Officer.
Nurse Brain, which won the "Highest Potential iPhone Start-up Idea" award at the event, is a "communicator for nurses to hand-off important data about...
June 15, 2009
Medical device connectivity and workflow automation consultant, Tim Gee, also known as the Connectologist, started a helpful discussion on LinkedIn about Apple's recently disclosed developer agreement and its moves to avoid FDA regulation. As we reported recently, the agreement puts the onus on medical app developers to clear their app with the FDA if necessary and to not involve Apple in any way...
April 21, 2009
According to a report by Ben Lorca over at O'Reilly Radar, out of the 20 categories of iPhone applications, the "Medical" category has added the third most new applications in the past three months. The number of medical applications for the iPhone grew almost 133 percent during the period. The "Books" and "Travel" categories took the first and second places for most new apps added during the...