August 25, 2011
Late last week, following a restructuring, Hewlett-Packard announced that it would no longer make devices based on the webOS platform if acquired from Palm for $1.2 billion last year. At the beginning of this week the company began a fire sale of existing webOS devices: HP's 16 GB TouchPad, for example, was on sale for $99, down from $499 when it first hit store shelves last month.
HP is sending...
December 9, 2010
This week popular medical app publisher Epocrates sent an email to users of Palm Pre native application to inform them that come February it would no longer support Palm's webOS platform: "Due to the relatively low interest level among our user base, Epocrates has decided to discontinue support of the Palm webOS platform for smartphones," the email reads.
Epocrates plans to offer one more...
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,...
March 11, 2010
During the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week MobiHealthNews made some news of our own when we launched our first research report: MobiHealthNews Presents: The World of Health and Medical Apps. During the six weeks leading up to HIMSS, the MobiHealthNews team scoured the close to 7,000 smartphone applications that are designated as health or medical related in application stores including iPhone's...
January 27, 2010
mHealth Alliance award application process draws to a close: The mHealth Alliance announced the last call for its $50,000 prize for revolutionary wireless technology applications for global health. More
HealthNewsDigest imagines how the healthcare system will look if much of the technology demonstrated and talked about today becomes implemented: "The technology required to make the benefits in...
December 31, 2009
While our year-end report is a solid snapshot of the state of the industry at the end of 2009, we noticed that a good number of our most popular news posts from the past year did not find their place in the overall narrative.
As expected the iPhone was a dominant theme for our most popular posts of 2009, which were picked based on which ones accumulated the greatest number of views during the...
July 31, 2009
Software Advice put together a helpful feature called, Which Smartphone Will Own the Healthcare Market? Software Advice's Chris Thorman told mobihealthnews that the site sent its survey out to 700 people and received responses from 70 people via the online survey. Here are just some of the graphs that the group put together:
Smartphone Penetration vs. User Group
Which Apps Are You Currently Using...
July 22, 2009
When the Palm Pre App Catalog first launched in early June it had no medical apps to offer, but among the few applications the App Catalog launched with was an emulator app by MotionApps that promised to bring applications from old Palm platforms to the new Pre. In other words, if you are a health practitioner who has relied on a Palm Pilot for the past ten years, now you can upgrade to a new...
June 8, 2009
Despite its long history in the medical industry, Palm has launched its latest device with no medical applications. We have written about Palm's legacy as a platform of choice for doctors and other health workers who have depended on the company's PDA for the last decade, but with the company's new smartphone, the Pre, it seems Palm did not have them in mind.
Well, Palm CEO Ed Colligan did have...
May 20, 2009
For every iPhone skeptic I've met in the health industry (these are the types that like to stake the fate of wireless health on the "not everyone has an iPhone" argument), I've met at least two execs at big companies that pinpoint the launch of the 3G iPhone last year as the tipping point for their company's decision to explore wireless health. So, hype or not, it's inspired this industry.