June 29, 2011
Click to watch the video of MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel interviewing Wendy Thomas
Last week, we reported that the organizers of the Mobile Health Expo, one of many fledgling conferences focused on m-Health, was going to start up a not-for-profit trade organization called the Mobile Health Association.
Depending on how you look at it, the new entity is either providing much-...
June 7, 2011
Speakers at the GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit, held this week in Capetown, South Africa, focused their talks on growing the emerging mobile healthcare market and making it sustainable, according to a series of reports from the GSMA's Mobile Business Briefing.
Pramod Gaur, VP of TeleHealth for UnitedHealth Group, spoke on how sustainable new solutions in the mobile health industry will need to...
June 6, 2011
HP has partnered with the nonprofit PING (Positive Information for the Next Generation) for a year-long clinical trial in Botswana, in an effort to more accurately monitor and prevent outbreaks of malaria in the region. In a partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and mobile operator MASCO, healthcare workers will be given Palm Pre 2 smartphones which use webOS and cloud...
May 4, 2011
This week Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the establishment of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a new partnership that will leverage mobile technology to help prevent death during childbirth. With an expected $10 million in funding over the next three years, MAMA plans to launch in Bangladesh, India and South Africa.
Given the federal government and Johnson...
December 15, 2010
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) regulatory clearance to the Curvus Arrhythmia Monitoring Device (C-AD), a wireless-enabled and continuous tracker of real-time ECG readings. Curvus is a subsidiary of WPR Medical, which is based in Norway. C-AD will enter the market where a handful of other wireless cardiac monitoring companies are already playing: CardioNet, LifeWatch...
November 8, 2010
Source: UN Foundation/David Isaak
This morning at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC, the mHealth Alliance announced a two-year $1 million aggregate donation from HP to help further the Alliance's mission enable innovations that deliver quality health at the furthest reaches of wireless networks and mobile devices. The investment also makes HP a Founding Partner in the mHealth Alliance.
October 14, 2010
This week GigaOM Pro posted a report penned by longtime global health analyst Jody Ranck -- who recently joined the mHealth Alliance's executive board -- on the rising trend of mobile health applications. Ranck's paper serves as a well-crafted, high level overview of activity in the global mobile health field. While it's 25 pages long, the report moves swiftly from one topic to the next and is a...
May 18, 2010
Over the weekend, the American Telemedicine Association 2010 event here in San Antonio kicked off with a number of speakers focused on telemedicine going global -- and how the mobile phone is driving that trend, according to a report over at HIT News.
“We’re just beginning to see the internationalization of healthcare,” ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous noted.
The mobile phone is driving that...
May 12, 2010
1 million iPads sold: Apple sold its one millionth iPad last Friday, which marks just 28 days after its commercial availability on April 3. Apple said that iPad users have already downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store. More
$12B wasted: According to a new report from Voalte, researchers estimate that U.S. hospitals waste $12 billion annually due to poor communication. For a typical...
April 22, 2010
April showers, right? This week in mobile health news brings what appears to be the departure of a company MobiHealthNews has tracked since we published our first issue: AllOne Mobile (AOM). AOM and its partner Diversinet have been in court for the past few months discussing the appropriate breakup fee to dissolve their five-year agreement, which only made it to year two. Diversinet appears ready...