February 3, 2010
During his keynote this morning at the mHI event in Washington D.C., the FCC's Digital Healthcare Director Dr. Mohit Kaushal pointed to Haiti earthquake survivor Dan Woolley's use of an iPhone first aid application to treat his own compound fractured leg and head wound: "This miraculous story would not have been possible a few years ago... but it's just the tip of the ice berg," Kaushal said....
June 1, 2009
The American Medical Association's AMNews just reported on the Manhattan Research report from last month that found 64 percent of doctors now use smartphones. The article, however, includes some interesting insights from the report's authors as well as from some doctors who have led the trend by using smartphones to access medical records and more.
"You have to make it very easy for the average...
March 31, 2009
The mHI Executive Director Peter Waegemann unveiled more details today about the mHI's proposed mHealth project, which initially aimed to make Boston the first mHealth city. Waegemann explained that the project is not about mHealth specifically, but rather about increasing communications between patients and providers in general. The proposed project is to enable consumers in Boston or Seattle or...
March 31, 2009
The mHealth Initiative Spring Seminar here in Boston kicked off today with about 30 attendees from various segments of the mobile health sector, including Google, Orlando Health, AllOne Mobile/Diversinet, Verizon Wireless and Nortel. The mHealth Initiative's President Claudia Tessier kicked off the event by explaining the difference between the mHI and her previous mobile health group, MoHCA....
March 25, 2009
The mobihealthnews team is about to embark on a month-long tradeshow and event media tour that includes travel to both coasts of the U.S. and a couple trips to Las Vegas. In the coming month we will be bringing you, our readers, live coverage from:
The mHealth Initiative's one day summit (pdf) in Boston, MA on March 31.
The CTIA Wireless 2009 tradeshow in Las Vegas from April 1 to April 2. I'll...
March 17, 2009
Boston-based mHealth Initiative has outlined its proposal for how the U.S. healthcare system could be restructured to save money and increase quality of care by implementing mobiles throughout the healthcare value chain. mHI calls it "participatory healthcare." mHI calls for this restructuring to occur over the next decade.
The executive summary of the mHI's restructuring ideas are included...
February 20, 2009
As expected, the Medical Records Institute seems to have folded. We heard whisperings of lay-offs at the MRI and now a press release from the mHealth Initiation (mHI) today announces that the MRI's founder and CEO Peter Waegemann is moving from the MRI to the new mHI.
"It's time to put our energy into the new and exciting field of cell phones in healthcare. This is where the action is. This is...
February 6, 2009
The founder of TEPR and CEO of the Medical Records Institute, Peter Waegemann, announced that one of the first pilot projects of his newly formed mHealth Initiative (mHI) is to create an "mHealth City" out of Boston, MA. (This is exciting news for mobihealthnews since we, too, are in Boston.)
"We want to get to a point where everyone in greater Boston has the capability to put personal health...
February 2, 2009
The Medical Records Institute (MRI) announced yesterday the formation of a new non-profit, The mHealth Initiative (mHI), which is open to vendors, groups and individuals focused on the latest information and health application through mobile devices. MRI CEO Peter Waegemann and MRI Vice President Claudia Tessier announced the new initiative on the pre-conference day to the MRI's Towards the...