October 22, 2012
mVisum STEMI Alert app
Last week San Antonio, Texas-based AirStrip Technologies filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York that alleges mVisum has infringed on AirStrip's patent for remote monitoring of patient medical data on smartphones. AirStrip announced that it had secured the patent at the end of August.
"AirStrip has a responsibility to exercise its...
September 18, 2012
Quick Note: On October 4th, the Mayo Clinic and Preventice will be joining MobiHealthNews for a free online event discussing the imminent and inevitable rise of remote patient monitoring. RPM is without a doubt one of the cornerstones of digital health -- don't miss out -- free registration right here.
What is the mobile network operator’s role in mobile health? That is a question that has been...
October 11, 2011
Sprint and Ideal Life extended their partnership this week with the launch of Ideal Life's remote monitoring kiosks for high-volume settings (schools, living centers, physician offices and health clinics) using Sprint's wireless network.
Ideal Life's M2M kiosk measures blood pressure, weight, blood glucose levels and other biometric readings. Last November, the company launched a similar program...
September 22, 2011
Like any rapidly evolving industry, mobile health is suffering some growing pains.
A study published in the September issue of the journal Diabetes Care found that type 2 diabetes patients who were given behavioral coaching with the mobile phone-based WellDoc DiabetesManager system lowered their hemoglobin A1c readings significantly more than those who only received care during occasional doctor...
May 11, 2011
The FCC announced plans this week to launch an emergency alert system for mobile phones. The system is called Personalized Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), which as the name implies, sends the alerts to only those mobile phone users in a certain area. PLAN is just an addition to the existing Emergency Broadcast Service, which is transmitted via radio and television currently.
PLAN will work for...
January 5, 2011
As is now tradition, MobiHealthNews is heading to the big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the Digital Health Summit on Friday. I'll be moderating the mobile health focused session, which includes representatives from WellDoc, AT&T, GreatCall and Epstein Becker. All week mobile health and connected fitness news announcements have trickled out ahead of the big event.
December 15, 2010
About 78 percent of home health care agency CEOs want their workforces to begin using mobile solutions, according to mobile-enabled home healthcare company Celltrak. Already about 10 percent of home care aids use some type of mobile device at work today. With more than 50,000 daily home health care users, Celltrak is seeing a lot of traction with its mobile offering. The company launched in 2006...
March 25, 2010
Esther Dyson, journalist, pundit, Flickr, 23andMe and de.lic.ious investor (among many others) sees great potential in mHealth, consumer health and the quantified self movement. More Also read that Dyson's helping to bring Text4Baby to Russia.
Sprint unveiled a new smart phone called Evo 4G, made by HTC that runs on Google's Android and includes two cameras -- one low res camera on the front of...
March 18, 2010
Sprint's wireless health efforts include clinician offerings, patient tools, ambulatory care connectivity and home health solutions, Sprint's VP of Industry Solutions Tim Donahue told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview.
"For telecoms, the focus used to be all about the healthcare provider," Donahue said. "It's not now and it shouldn't be. It's about the patient. That's what [Sprint CEO Dan...
March 10, 2010
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week, MobiHealthNews sat down with Eddie Cuellar, CIO, Methodist Health System in North Texas to discuss his views on wireless health services, home monitoring, patient data integration and plans for application deployment at Methodist.
"We use AirStrip's Critical Care viewer at Methodist and it allows us to put real-time monitoring data on our physicians'...