April 9, 2010
"Maybe with all that ARRA money floating about in the HITECH Act, ONC should just go ahead and build such an 'open' platform that supports modular apps to meet specific needs wihin this highly fragmented market. Seriously, this needs some consideration," Chilmark Research Principal John Moore wrote last year after reading about a proposal by Boston researchers to create an "iPhone-like" platform...
October 12, 2009
According to a recent report from Pike & Fischer, the market for telemedicine devices and services will climb to $3.6 billion in annual revenue over the next five years largely thanks for a push from wireless technologies, data compression and smartphones. Telemedicine will be dominated by wireless technologies during that time period: More than 70 percent of telemedicine will be wireless...
August 17, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $3 million federal grant, which is part of the federal stimulus bill, to develop secure, efficient systems that enabled physicians to monitor patients through mobile phones and wearable wireless sensors. The three year project aims to explore the security challenges related to protecting patient data while also making sure that the...
June 1, 2009
The American Medical Association's AMNews just reported on the Manhattan Research report from last month that found 64 percent of doctors now use smartphones. The article, however, includes some interesting insights from the report's authors as well as from some doctors who have led the trend by using smartphones to access medical records and more.
"You have to make it very easy for the average...
May 11, 2009
e-Patient Dave (right) while on a panel at Health 2.0
As is well known by now, part of the federal stimulus package included $19 billion for electronic medical records (EMR) implementation -- and part of those billions include incentives for physicians and hospital groups that implement EMRs by various deadlines. Of course, the implementation also has to meet a criteria referred to as "...
April 22, 2009
The Health 2.0 Accelerator pre-Health 2.0 conference meeting kicked off this morning here in Boston with a presentation by the AHRQ's Special Expert in the Healthcare IT Group, Matthew Quinn. The AHRQ is the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is a part of the Health and Human Services (HHS) department. Quinn said that his goal was to "open up the mysterious world" of...
April 8, 2009
I love the smell of tradeshows in the morning.
Brian Dolan, Editor, mobihealthnews
Good thing, too, because the mobihealthnews team has spent the last two weeks at three of them: CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas (sunny/mild), BodyNets in Los Angeles (sunny/warm), and HIMSS in Chicago (snowy/cold then sunny/warm). The city of HIMSS clearly produced superior beer selections (Chicago's Goose Island 312...
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 25, 2009
John Maschenic, Associate Director, Vertical Data Sales, Verizon Wireless has been responsible for the company's enterprise data sales organization for the last seven years and has focused on healthcare since 2005. Since much of the discussion currently underway in the mHealth industry has been focused on application development, hospital uptake of mHealth services, and mobile phone capabilities...
March 24, 2009
A new Landmark Report details three types of interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Unfortunately, mobile solutions are not included specifically.
PC Magazine has a nice column on the iPhone 3.0 news we covered in depth last week: "These two applications are good examples of what can happen...