June 2, 2010
By Frank Avignone
You cannot pick up a trade journal, newspaper or watch the news at night without hearing about some new spectacular development in the wireless device or application market. It reminds this author of the Internet boom era, especially the Super Bowl ads during that time, which included infamous characters like the Pets.com puppet.
That said, there is more substance to this new...
May 28, 2010
This past month MobiHealthNews has been including a "quote of the week" in our newsletter. Sometimes we chose the quote because of what was said, other times simply because of who was saying it. (When the inventor of the mobile phone starts predicting an mHealth future, it bears repeating.)
Since the month is now drawing to a close, here's a review of the most memorable mobile health quotes from...
May 26, 2010
While it may seem as if a good number of care providers have shepherded mobile health services – piloted them – at their facilities, the truth is very few have officially announced mobile health pilots. During the past year and a half, MobiHealthNews has written about fewer than a dozen care providers that have piloted mobile health apps, devices or services – some have adopted them or launched...
May 25, 2010
At the Mobile Health 2010 event at Stanford University this week, Paul Meyer, CEO of Voxiva, skyped in to discuss the recent launch and progress of Text4Baby and plans for two new add-on services for Text4Baby: Quit4Baby and TextFit. Meyer said Quit4Baby will be a smoking cessation text message powered service for new and expectant mothers. TextFit is a text message service centered on nutrition...
May 24, 2010
CBS' 60 Minutes program last night featured a story on Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone. The program includes a number of mentions of mobile health, including mentions of MedApps and Montage Systems. A number of the clips are from the showfloor at CTIA Wireless 2010, where MobiHealthNews put on our Everywhere Healthcare event.
Marty Cooper is also on the board of GreatCall, the parent...
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 17, 2010
Samsung's $1B health investment: The second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, South Korea-based Samsung announced this week that it plans to invest about $20 billion in healthcare and green energy through 2020. That includes about $1 billion to develop and make electronic healthcare equipment. More
ZigBee certifies Freescale: Freescale Semiconductor today announced it has received...
May 12, 2010
Sure, the latest patent application that Apple filed for an embedded heart rate sensor received a ton of largely unwarranted hype, but Apple has busily applied for and received (some) patents related to wireless health, biometrics and fitness. Here are five Apple patents we have tracked during the past year, including the much-talked-about heart rate authentication one:
Smart garment, April 15,...
May 6, 2010
This week in mobile health news comes a punchy one-liner from an industry thoughtleader: mHealth, think of it as "personal health reform." That's the MobiHealthNews quote of the week from health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
72 percent: Manhattan Research also disclosed a new industry metric that's sure to be kicked around for the next year: 72 percent of US physicians currently use smartphones....
May 5, 2010
Following the publication of the FCC National Broadband Plan a new term entered the mobile health and connected health industries' lexicon: "eCare." The FCC adopted this term to serve as an umbrella concept for "the electronic exchange of information -- data, images and video -- to aid in the practice of medicine and advanced analytics. Encompasses technologies that enable video consultation,...