May 6, 2009
Microsoft's Senior Director of Worldwide Health Bill Crounse just posted an article on his HealthBlog about the Wound Technology Network, which is a nationwide physician network that uses Windows Mobile-based phones for remote wound care.
"Every clinician understands the challenges associated with wound care," Crounse writes. "The process is slow, time-consuming, complex, and expensive. Non-...
April 21, 2009
A couple of computer engineers at Washington University have developed a medical imaging device by combining a USB-based ultrasound probe with a Windows Mobile smartphone. Microsoft awarded William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, a $100,000 grant in 2008 to bring the concept to...
April 20, 2009
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Last week Vital Wave Consulting noted that a number of large technology vendors have made investments in mobile health initiatives for developed markets. Vital Wave pointed out that the timing was probably meant to coincide with the U.S. government's plan to invest $20 billion into modernizing healthcare. GE and Intel recently announced a joint $250 million investment...
April 17, 2009
Health Populi has a post today reviewing Motorola's Mobility Barometer report that the company shared at the HIMSS event last week. One of the key takeaways from the report: Hospital worker productivity increases after certain mobile applications are adopted. Workers get back about 39 minutes per day on average.
According to Motorola, the key benefits of adopting mobile applications in the...
March 25, 2009
Microsoft recently announced that HealthVault will soon be connected to some ANT+ wireless devices. ANT+ is an alternative short range wireless technology (some might argue a Bluetooth competitor) that is used to connect many wellness and fitness devices, including some made by Garmin, to handheld devices. The ANT+ technology is a product of ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream Innovations.
March 16, 2009
AllOne Mobile announced today that it's mobile EHR offering is now available to more than 400,000 potential users thanks to two recent deals. The company inked a deal with Significa Insurance Group (Significa) and Erin Group Administrators (EGA). Significa and EGA members can now securely view, manage and exchange their health care information with physicians, hospitals, pharmacies and other...
March 11, 2009
Mobile text messaging service provider, Clickatell formally announced its partnership with AllOne Mobile and the U.S. Military to provide text message-based communications for injured soldiers who recently returned home with serious injuries.
"Giving soldiers the option of real time, direct, two-way encrypted communications with their health care worker via their mobile phone is a real benefit to...
March 3, 2009
One of the key pillars of eHealth is online symptom databases and one of the earliest vendors to enter that space was A.D.A.M., which sold CD-ROMs during the dotCom days of yore. The company has recently white labeled their Symptom Navigator as an iPhone app that caregivers can re-brand and offer to their patients. Mobihealthnews caught up with A.D.A.M.'s Greg Juhn, SVP Product Strategy to...
March 3, 2009
Looks like Microsoft is finally gearing up to promote AllOne Mobile's platform, which makes the company's PHR HealthVault available on mobile phones. To date the companies have worked together to bring the PHR mobile, but Microsoft has done little to promote the partnership, assumedly because AllOne Mobile isn't going to be the only vendor to take HealthVault mobile. Here's a quick blurb from the...
March 2, 2009
Just for fun since it's Monday morning: Here's a "preview" video from Microsoft that captures some of their visions for the connected future--check out the scene with the doctor using some incredibly thin mobile clinical assistant for the mHealth angle--but note the extreme focus on user interface. Design is an incredibly important key toward driving adoption.
Video: Future Vision Montage