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By Brian Dolan 09:03 am November 13, 2009
HIStalk interviewed Voxiva Co-Founder, Chairman and President Paul Meyer this week and the result was a sprawling conversation that covered mobile phones' roles in healthcare today. Of course, the interview also included some discussion about the wireless health service, Text4Baby, that Voxiva and its partners have been quietly working on -- interestingly, Meyer told HIStalk that the "initiative...
By Brian Dolan 02:01 am November 12, 2009
TripleTree recently announced the availability of its latest research report: Wireless and Mobile Health Report, a follow-up to its classic Telemedicine 2.0 report from 2007, which we still reference because of its helpful categorization of the wireless health market. TripleTree's latest report is likely to be even more useful (and it's free -- register for a copy here.) While previous reports...
By Brian Dolan 11:35 am October 16, 2009
A number of readers have left insightful and provocative comments on MobiHealthNews' stories over the past few weeks, so we thought it would be helpful to point you to some of the discussions taking place right now. Those who need it most, aren't interested: The expert cited in this past week's newsletter column, Insignia Health CEO Chris Delaney offered readers a longer explanation of his take...
By Brian Dolan 05:47 pm September 30, 2009
"Everyone is going to look for solutions that not only improve care but also save healthcare dollars," MedApps CEO Kent Dicks told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. "No one can dispute that." MedApps navigated the early years of wireless health, first as a mobile phone-based solution, which the FDA approved in 2007, before switching to a connected, dedicated device, called HealthPAL. It's a...
By Brian Dolan 04:24 am September 30, 2009
The wireless industry association, CTIA, asked the FCC to allocate 800 MHz of spectrum over the next six years in order to continue the "virtuous cycle" of innovation in the wireless industry: CTIA specifically points to mHealth and smart grids as recent examples. The request comes as the FCC has been working to gather information under a notice of inquiry (NOI) about a national broadband...
By Brian Dolan 08:29 pm August 7, 2009
David Kirchhoff, Weight Watchers' president and CEO announced yesterday that Weight Watchers will soon submit an iPhone application to Apple in an effort to provide "convenience and information on demand to further [members'] weight-loss success and to further modernize the Weight Watchers' brand." Weight Watchers is one of the most recognizable brands in the consumer health industry, but do they...
By Brian Dolan 04:39 am July 6, 2009
By Mintz Levin's Russel Fox, Howard Symons, Susan Berson and Heather Westphal The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to allocate radiofrequency spectrum and establish service and technical rules for the operation of Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) systems. The FCC envisions that MBANs would provide a platform for the wireless networking of multiple body sensors used for...
By Brian Dolan 09:50 am June 29, 2009
Last week at the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle, Washington about 200 health industry thought leaders convened to discuss electronic medical records and wireless health services.  Scroll through this slideshow of images taken from the show in Seattle for some of the memorable quotes and points made during the course of the event last Monday and Tuesday.  >> CONTINUE
By Brian Dolan 08:13 am June 29, 2009
U. of House works on wireless sensors: University of Houston and the Abramson Center for the Future of Health are designing an in-home health system for vital sign monitoring and location tracking. For about $1,000 an entire house could be outfitted with the system, which could then alert caregivers via their smartphones when a patient is in need. For movement tracking, patients will have to wear...
By Brian Dolan 11:36 am June 23, 2009
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the West Wireless Health Institute will soon announce plans to conduct a clinical trial with Corventis, a remote heart monitoring company. Corventis makes use of a Band Aid-like wireless sensor-enabled patch that sends heart readings through Bluetooth to a patients' iPhone or BlackBerry. The data is then transmitted to a physician's office and...