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By Jonah Comstock 10:36 am November 30, 2015
One of the tidbits in Ashlee Vance's much-talked about Elon Musk biography is that the Musk brothers conceived of, and quickly rejected, an idea that would have put them at the forefront of the digital health space way back in 1994. According to Vance, as they roadtripped to the Mojave Desert from San Francisco, Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal discussed starting a social network for doctors as...
By Chris Gullo 11:56 am October 4, 2011
"Over 80 percent of the top hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting iPad." So said Apple's new CEO Tim Cook at Tuesday's "Let's talk iPhone" event, according to tech bloggers. While this was the only healthcare specific statement made at the event, the new devices unveiled have plenty of implications for healthcare. But first, some other interesting metrics from Cook's presentation: The...
By Brian Dolan 07:25 am July 14, 2011
In March physician network Sermo announced it was working with Johnson & Johnson company Janssen Global Services to develop mobile apps for its 120,000 members. This week Sermo launched Sermo Mobile, an iPhone app that provides users access to Sermo discussions and enables users to query other Sermo members. The app's primary feature is called iConsult, a physician consultation feature that...
By Brian Dolan 03:06 am March 10, 2011
Four Harvard Business School students are launching a San Francisco-based mobile health and Health 2.0 incubator, Rock Health, that aims to provide healthcare expertise, development resources and eventually funding to winning ideas. The core team at Rock Health includes Medical Director Nate Gross (who is also involved with the soon-to-launch Doximity), Interim CFO Dan Monahan, Creative Director...
By Brian Dolan 07:53 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 06:30 am April 15, 2009
Physician-only social network Sermo's Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Sharp told attendees at the World Health Care Congress here in Washington D.C. that Sermo has no immediate plans to launch a mobile application for its 103,000 users. Sharp said he was impressed by the mobile apps out there for physicians already, though. "We don't have any near-term strategies on mobile," Sharp...