February 19, 2015
President Barack Obama is considering using an Apple Watch because of its fitness capabilities, according to a recent interview with Re/Code Cofounder Kara Swisher.
“I don’t have a Fitbit yet, but I work out hard,” he told Swisher. “Word is these Apple Watches might be a good companion for my workouts. So I’m gonna see, I’m gonna test it out."
Obama continued: "I don’t want to give Tim Cook too...
August 11, 2009
By Jim Lefevere
I have talked in the past how health care and technology is the 10 year trend. I won't retell that story, but you can see my thoughts here. It is truly a topic where the reach consistently exceeds the grasp.
Technology once again plays a big role in the Obama health care reform plan with the multi-faceted goals of modernizing the system to lower cost and improve quality while also...
June 19, 2009
President Obama often touts Cleveland Clinic as a model for the rest of the healthcare system, according to an article from CNN, which notes that one reason for the praise is that "Cleveland Clinic is among the trailblazers in electronic record keeping and interaction with patients."
CNN's wording: "electronic record keeping" is a troubling riff on the traditionally used electronic health record...
June 17, 2009
"If we do not fix our healthcare system, America may go the way of GM; paying more, getting less, and going broke," President Obama declared earlier this week. "Make no mistake: the cost of our healthcare is a threat to our economy," he said. "It is a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America."
If the administration is keen on likening the...
March 25, 2009
John Maschenic, Associate Director, Vertical Data Sales, Verizon Wireless has been responsible for the company's enterprise data sales organization for the last seven years and has focused on healthcare since 2005. Since much of the discussion currently underway in the mHealth industry has been focused on application development, hospital uptake of mHealth services, and mobile phone capabilities...
March 20, 2009
Speech recognition company Nuance announced its Dragon Medical 10 solution, which it claims is both 20 percent more accurate and nearly twice as fast as its last offering. The latest software is available in the UK and Ireland to start. New features include medical vocabularies, hidden mode, extended mobile dictation support, and advanced voice shortcuts and templates.
Big news from New Hampshire...
March 9, 2009
The eHealth Initiative (not to be confused with Boston-based mHealth Initiative) CEO Janet Marchiboda has stepped down to take a job at IBM as their Chief Healthcare Officer.
Tom Wiltzius, who is a junior at Stanford University, has won a $6,000 fellowship to fund his FrontlineSMS:Medic program in Balaka district, Malawi.
Since most studies show radiation from cell phones is not harmful, ABC News...
March 2, 2009
President Obama has named Clinton Administration vet Nancy-Ann DeParle to the post of Director of the White House Office for Health Reform. The position is commonly referred to as the "health czar," which Obama's first pick for HHS secretary (and health czar) Tom Daschle coined. Obama also publicly confirmed reports that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will lead the HHS.
February 28, 2009
Looks like our original post on this was spot on: According to most major media outlets, President Obama has tapped Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health and Human Services. The official announcement is expected to take place Monday. Former Senate leader Tom Daschle was Obama's first nominee, but he bowed out after some $146,000 in unpaid taxes came to light during his...
February 18, 2009
Justin Goforth, Whitman-Walker Clinic
There's no doubt that the Obama administration is looking to embrace technology to better the healthcare system, mobile technologies included. The AIDS.gov site has continued their ongoing four part series on using text messaging for appointment and medication reminders: This week's post focuses on cost. (Previous posts focused on the why and how of text...