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By Brian Dolan 03:10 am March 1, 2012
At the very beginning of Dr. Eric Topol's book, The Creative Destructive of Medicine, and throughout its chapters, he invokes the name of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who is credited with popularizing the term "creative destruction." Topol's book argues that medicine will inevitably be "Schumpetered", and as he told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview, he believes this creative...
By Brian Dolan 08:06 am February 20, 2012
Last year at the HIMSS event the West Wireless Health Institute CEO Don Casey told MobiHealthNews that the WWHI had added Ed Cantwell as a new senior vice president. His first project was to form a group of hospital CIOs to create a standard architecture for wireless networks inside hospitals. “Assurance is the number one fear for new wireless sensor companies looking to work in the hospital...
By Brian Dolan 08:40 am July 18, 2011
A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that pocket mobile echocardiography (PME) devices like GE's Vscan provide “accurate assessments” of ejection fraction, and some cardiac structures in many patients, according to a report in CMIO. The study, funded by The National Institutes of Health, came about due to the recent release of Vscan, a cellphone-sized PME device from...
By Neil Versel 05:30 am March 30, 2011
A special report on “Innovations in Health Care” that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Monday included a feature on mobile devices. Most of what the Journal reported shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who reads MobiHealthNews: Dr. Eric Topol, chief academic officer at Scripps Health in San Diego, thinks the pocket ultrasound is ending the 200-year reign of the stethoscope. Telemedicine...
By Brian Dolan 05:34 pm August 2, 2010
Topol joins CHI board: California Healthcare Institute announced today that Dr. Eric Topol, director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; chief academic officer, Scripps Health; and vice chairman, West Wireless Health Institute has been elected to its board of directors. More BlackBerry + Digital Pen Combo: Clinicians at UK's Portsmouth Hospitals Trust are piloting a digital pen - Blackberry...
By Brian Dolan 02:34 am September 21, 2009
Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, penned a column about wireless healthcare over at VentureBeat this past weekend: "This morphing of medicine centers on an unprecedented surge of technological and medical innovation. We have the tools to take full...
By Brian Dolan 11:30 am July 10, 2009
Continuous blood glucose monitoring company DexCom has appointed Dr. Eric Topol to its board of directors. Topol also serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Founding Member and Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Board Member of Triage Wireless and was on CardioNet's Scientific Advisory Board previously. DexCom looks to be the first wireless...
By Brian Dolan 09:32 pm May 13, 2009
Wireless biometric sensors, connected health devices, mobile phones and online portals hold the promise of automating the management of chronic diseases. Some service providers, however, aim to do no such thing. If you truly automate the process of measuring a patient's blood pressure, for example, do you miss the key opportunity to engage that patient in their care regimen? If a chronic...
By Brian Dolan 08:02 pm May 13, 2009
mobihealthnews had a chance to sit down with Scripps Health's Dr. Eric Topol, who is also Chief Medical Officer of the recently founded West Wireless Health Institute, on the sidelines of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting here in La Jolla, California. Topol explained why he disagrees with Gartner analyst Wes Rishel, why EMRs are like the story of the Tower of Babel, how PHRs aren't much...
By Brian Dolan 07:50 am May 6, 2009
Computerworld recently published a skeptical overview of the wireless medical applications that various hospital groups are adopting. The article included some interesting scoops: CardioNet competitor LifeWatch had about 35,000 patients hooked up to its mobile phone-based heart arrhythmia monitor in 2007 and just 120,000 users now; Methodist Healthcare System is rolling out AirStrip Technologies...