April 13, 2009
Investor's Business Daily posted an interview with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs to discuss the last 25 years of wireless technology innovation and what lies ahead -- of course, mHealth figures in prominently to Jacobs' vision:
"We're in the early stages. We're only now getting to these high-speed networks. The price of chips is low enough that we can have consumer electronics and computational...
April 8, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs told reporters during a trip to South Korea that his firm was looking at wireless and healthcare companies in the country for venture capital investment opportunities. Qualcomm's interest coincides with a government investment promotion program in South Korea.
Qualcomm has a track record of investing in and supporting the development of wireless health companies,...
April 3, 2009
If Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol's sweeping keynote about the emerging wireless healthcare industry was the main course at the CTIA Wireless show this week, the launch of the West Wireless Health Institute on Monday was the event's amuse bouche.
The mobihealthnews team had the opportunity to sit-down with the West Wireless Health Institute's Chairman and lead donor Gary West to discuss why he...
April 3, 2009
FDA regulates safety and accuracy, but who monitors efficacy?
"One of the challenges facing wireless health is that even if the FDA approves a wireless health device or application it only determines that the solution does A, B and C accurately," West said. "So what? How do we know that A, B and C actually improves patient care? Reduces costs? Reduces hospitalizations? All these things. Until...
April 1, 2009
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsored a meeting in San Diego yesterday that aimed to map future funding and research opportunities for personalized health, including preventive, genomic-research based medicine and wireless monitoring applications and services. The session included representatives from Intel, Google, Qualcomm and Cisco Systems.
Stanford professor of...
March 30, 2009
Thanks to a $45 million gift from the Gary and Mary West Foundation and support from Qualcomm and Scripps Health, the newly formed West Wireless Health Institute in San Diego will work to take wireless medicine out of the lab and into the marketplace. Qualcomm's Vice President of Health and Life Sciences will serve as the institute's Founding Board Member while Scripps Health's Chief Academic...
March 12, 2009
John Halamka, MD, MS, the CIO of CareGroup Health System and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, has cut the cord and no longer has a landline phone. Halamka wrote a post about going all mobile over at his blog Life as a Healthcare CIO. Halamka is also Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.
This is a puff piece,...
March 12, 2009
April is a big month for wireless medicine events and the mobihealthnews team will be at all the big ones: CTIA Wireless, BodyNets09, HIMSS, World Healthcare Congress, Health 2.0 and ATA 2009. If you'll be attending any of these events and would like to meet up, be sure to send me an email. If you'll be at CTIA Wireless, don't miss the session I helped put together on wireless medicine... details...
March 4, 2009
David Doherty over at the 3G Doctor blog has an extensive round-up on mHealth news, launches and product demos from the Mobile World Congress show that took place in Barcelona last month. Key finding: mHealth solutions for the developing markets dominated the event's mHealth buzz (probably because of the mHealth Alliance announcement), while developed market solutions took a backseat. Doherty had...
February 18, 2009
Carnegie Mellon's CyLab MRC hosted a number of wireless health luminaries last week--we already covered the talk by Microsoft--now the CyLab blog has a post covering Qualcomm Vice President for Business Development in Health and Life Sciences Don Jones' presentation, called "Wireless Health Connectivity Collapses Time and Space."
"There are four billion cell phones in use in the world today,"...