June 8, 2010
Halamka impressed by Linea-Pro barcode scanner accessory: After a four week study of their facility's mobile device strategy, Dr. John Halamka's team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston was impressed with Linea-Pro couple with an iPod Touch: "One of the devices we considered was the iPod Touch with an integrated Barcode Scanner/Magstrip reader from Linea-Pro. We have many varied use...
June 2, 2010
From a functionality standpoint, PatientKeeper's application is essentially the same regardless of which platform a user is on: BlackBerry, iPhone, PC, or even the newest platform for PK, Apple's iPad. For the past ten years, PatientKeeper has focused on making it easier for physicians to access and work with patient information from whatever device is move convenient and efficient for them....
May 25, 2010
According to Dell's consumer business chief, Stephen Felice, the world's third largest PC maker is launching two consumer mobile devices -- Aero, a Google Android powered smartphone in the US this summer and a tablet PC called Streak in Europe next month, according to a report over at MSNBC. What's next? Maybe a mobile device for healthcare workers.
Felice said that Dell plans to differentiate is...
April 29, 2010
$1.2B ending to the Palm scuttlebutt: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion in cash. The Wall Street Journal summed the deal up nicely: The deal ends "the scuttlebutt about what would happen to the once-pioneering smartphone maker, [which] has come onto hard times as others have surpassed Palm's presence in the sector." Perhaps the medical industry more than...
April 28, 2010
Hewlett-Packard, which is among other things currently the top seller of PCs in the US and abroad, today announced a $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm. That's right, the one-time mobile device darling of the healthcare industry may have just gotten another chance at winning back one of its old core user groups: Medical professionals.
In a prepared statement Todd Bradley, executive vice president,...
September 16, 2009
A representative from Epocrates has clarified the announcement that the company would no longer support older Windows Mobile and Palm devices -- the company said that the majority of Palm OS devices will continue to have support from Epocrates. Here's the update:
"We are not ceasing support for all Palm and Windows Mobile devices, only a handful of older operating systems that do not have the...
September 8, 2009
Mobile software developer Epocrates released survey results that polled nurses who use their Epocrates smartphone application. This most recent survey follows a similar format to the one the company conducted recently with medical students -- revisit the results from that poll here. Here are the metrics that resulted from the most recent Epocrates survey:
More than half of the nurses express...
July 22, 2009
Epocrates announced that more than 100,000 physicians are routinely using its iPhone app. The company also has applications for BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices, and an active network of more than 750,000 healthcare professionals. Epocrates says it entire user base averages 10 million monographs per month via its various applications.
"With a decade to refine our clinical content and...
July 8, 2009
Healthagen recently announced that it had extended the functionalities of its iPhone app iTriage to other smartphone platforms by optimizing its website for mobile browsers. While the company did not launch apps for each of these platforms, it noted BlackBerry, Android, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Palm, T-Mobile, Sony [Ericsson] and Motorola as some of the smartphone makers with devices that could now...