December 21, 2011
US HealthConnect (USH) has acquired the assets of Chicago-based ReachMD, both companies announced this week. All of ReachMD's assets, including its mobile apps and rights to its Sirius/XM satellite radio station, are included in the deal.
ReachMD's main offering is a national satellite radio channel for medical professionals, which offers programming on clinical discussions, industry news, and...
July 15, 2010
This week MobiHealthNews put together its first radio segment for ReachMD XM satellite radio. I'm co-hosting a series called the "Mobile Medical Minute" -- a two-minute update on mobile health news and trends for ReachMD's 300,000 listeners. Every other week Dr. Joseph Kim (check out his blog here) will take the mic to discuss mobile health news from his perspective.
For the first segment, I took...
July 6, 2010
Gerson Lehrman Group: The wireless "trend is quietly and swiftly permeating the medical sector." More
From paper records to mobile records: Vancouver, Canada-based Community Home Support Services Association (CHSSA) supports elderly people who live with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes. It recently switched from paper records to mobile phone powered documentation. Here's...
July 1, 2009
XM satellite radio's ReachMD recently launched a new iPhone application that includes all of the continuing medical education (CME) offerings from its previous app plus a live stream of the XM radio station for free right from the user's phone. During its first week available in the iPhone AppStore, ReachMD MedicalRadio had 3,000 downloads, CEO Gary Epstein told mobihealthnews. The original...
May 18, 2009
Emory University's School of Medicine's Allan Platt penned an article in The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants that concludes that personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones "are becomining an essential clinical tool that can help clinicians engage in lifelong learning as part of their daily routine." Mobile devices allow for fast access to evidence-based information...
May 7, 2009
WebMD plans on launching a Medscape iPhone application during the last week of May or in early June, according to a report over at Medical Marketing & Media that cites a WebMD spokesperson. WebMD already has a free iPhone app for symptom navigation.
The Medscape app will feature a drug reference database and drug interaction checker along with Medscape's specialty-focused professional news....
April 8, 2009
Two years ago the Chief Marketing Officer of the American Medical Association left the organization to take the helm of a start-up in the continuing medical education (CME) sector that had just launched its own XM Satellite Radio show, ReachMD. On the weekend doctors can tune into ReachMD for 15 minute CME classes and take the tests in real-time on their mobile phones. During the week the radio...