March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries. Bon Tempo points to examples in Malawi, Kenya and South Africa and closes with: "This may be one of the greatest technological opportunities in our lifetime, and as the challenges...
March 1, 2010
Solo physicians and small practices will soon have a new low-cost electronic health records (EHR) solution option available to them from a brand they may know very well: Epocrates. The popular point-of-care mobile application provider will soon launch its own "mobile and Web-based" EHR (notice they put "mobile" first.)
“This was a logical next step for Epocrates,” Rose Crane, CEO of Epocrates...
February 8, 2010
Epocrates, one of the top selling medical smartphone applications, recently published results from a survey of its physician users that found about 20 percent of them, or one in five plan to buy an Apple iPad when the device hits store shelves. Epocrates also announced it will create a special version of its app for the iPad.
The survey found that 9 percent of survey respondents plan to buy the...
February 4, 2010
It's a simple question: Do mobile health tools require a doctor's prescription? Or will the main driver for mHealth services bubble up from consumers and patients largely without care providers weighing in?
Throughout the keynote sessions at the mHealth Initiative's event in Washington D.C. this week, the focus was squarely on care providers' adoption of mobile technologies, their integration to...
December 16, 2009
3M launched a new physician dictation application for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that allows physicians to use a single tool for phone, email and dictation, the company stated in a release. Since the device provides data access through WiFi or 3G , 3M's software, called 3M Mobile Dictation, does not require the user to synch his dictation software with the server since it provides...
October 5, 2009
According to a recent report from Manhattan Research, by 2012 the percentage of U.S. physicians using smartphones will increase to 81 percent. The current rate of penetration is 64 percent, according to the research firm's report “Physicians in 2012: The Outlook for On Demand, Mobile, and Social Digital Media.”
Manhattan believes that as physicians currently using smartphones age their use of...
September 11, 2009
According to a survey conducted by MDsearch, 53 percent of physicians who responded to the survey said that they own a smartphone, and of that group 63 percent use mobile medical applications. Curiously though, MDSearch did not explain how many physicians actually took part in the survey or other details -- so take the numbers as light reading or simply fodder for future research.
As might be...