mobile clinical assistants

By Brian Dolan 11:25 am June 23, 2010
Motion Computing commercially launched a new rugged tablet computer, J3500, for the construction, health care and field service industries. The tablet PC includes Intel Core vPro processors, dual touch capacitive touch-screen with ultra-durable glass, a 3.0 megapixel camera, mobile broadband and GPS. The tablet runs on Windows 7 or Windows XP and sells for about $2,299. Unlike other consumer-...
By Brian Dolan 09:52 am January 27, 2010
Apple confirmed the rumors today and unveiled a tablet device, which looks like a giant iPhone, called iPad. While Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his team of presenters at Apple's iPad launch event this morning did not mention the healthcare vertical as a key market for the iPad: It looks to be just that. The iPad holds promise as a new point-of-care tool for healthcare workers and as a personal health...
By Brian Dolan 02:43 pm April 1, 2009
During a keynote at the CTIA Wireless event here in Las Vegas, Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg mentioned the mHealth opportunity for the wireless industry a number of times. It could help push the industry to 500 percent penetration, he said. Seidenberg announced that Verizon Wireless, which Verizon partially owns, is launching a new 4G innovation center for its next generation network...
By Brian Dolan 06:38 am March 26, 2009
Korea-based mintpass announced plans to bring its super-compact mintpad touchscreen device, called the mintpad, to the US. The device is bigger than an iPhone but much smaller than tablets, like those based on Intel's mobile clinical assistant design spec. The mintpad weighs just 90 grams and has a 2.86-inch display, handwriting recognition software, WiFi b/g and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Last...
By Brian Dolan 05:23 am March 24, 2009
A new Landmark Report details three types of interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Unfortunately, mobile solutions are not included specifically. PC Magazine has a nice column on the iPhone 3.0 news we covered in depth last week: "These two applications are good examples of what can happen...
By Brian Dolan 03:36 am March 5, 2009
  Kimmy Moore, MPH Contributing Editor These past few weeks the use of current evidence-based information regarding patient care has become a controversial topic. By definition, practitioners' use of EBM is necessary to provide optimal care. This fact has been demonstrated repeatedly with measurable clinical results. Recently, services offering well-maintained databases on PDAs and desktops have...
By Brian Dolan 05:23 am March 3, 2009
Mobile Marketing Blog re-printed highlights from U.N-Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership's head Claire Thwaites' recent column in Mobile Word Focus Magazine. "Mobile technology is becoming the most prevalent means of storing and transmitting data in order to improve the health of millions of people," she wrote. Revisit our interview with Thwaites' here. The New York Times has a great piece...
By Brian Dolan 06:40 am 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