February 9, 2010
Not surprisingly, Microsoft Research is investigating how to integrate mobile health projects running on Windows Mobile powered phones into the company's personal health information platform, HealthVault. The company's director of technology strategy for Asia, Eric Chang, told PC World in a recent interview:
"One of those projects, an application called MyLife for Windows Mobile phones, could...
December 16, 2009
3M launched a new physician dictation application for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that allows physicians to use a single tool for phone, email and dictation, the company stated in a release. Since the device provides data access through WiFi or 3G , 3M's software, called 3M Mobile Dictation, does not require the user to synch his dictation software with the server since it provides...
November 19, 2009
Boston, MA-based MedAptus announced that three versions of its transactional medical application have been extended to Blackberry devices: The company has extended its Professional Intelligent Charge Capture software, including its Practice Plus Edition, Inpatient Edition and Enterprise Edition to BlackBerry. MedAptus counts its customers in the "thousands" and they include single-specialty...
October 27, 2009
Vocera -- known for its wireless badge form factor communication devices for hospital settings -- announced the first shipment of its new device: the Vocera smartphone. The company jointly developed the smartphone with Motorola, but Vocera said the device offers the same one-touch, voice user interface of the Vocera communications badge. The Vocera smartphone runs on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6....
August 25, 2009
Epocrates' fourth annual Future Physicians of America survey polled more than 1,000 medical students about their technology preferences and habits. Epocrates found that nearly 90 percent of medical students view information available through mobile or online drug and disease references, like Epocrates' own offerings, as "highly credible." Epocrates found that students are four times more likely...
August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
July 31, 2009
Software Advice put together a helpful feature called, Which Smartphone Will Own the Healthcare Market? Software Advice's Chris Thorman told mobihealthnews that the site sent its survey out to 700 people and received responses from 70 people via the online survey. Here are just some of the graphs that the group put together:
Smartphone Penetration vs. User Group
Which Apps Are You Currently Using...
July 22, 2009
Epocrates announced that more than 100,000 physicians are routinely using its iPhone app. The company also has applications for BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices, and an active network of more than 750,000 healthcare professionals. Epocrates says it entire user base averages 10 million monographs per month via its various applications.
"With a decade to refine our clinical content and...
May 31, 2009
mobihealthnews recently caught up with Scott Eising, director of product management for Mayo Clinic Internet Services, to discuss his group's strategy and pain points for moving Mayo Clinic's online offerings to the mobile platform. Every major provider of health services and information is trying to figure out how best to go mobile. Eising offered a peek behind the curtain at Mayo to discuss...
May 6, 2009
Microsoft's Senior Director of Worldwide Health Bill Crounse just posted an article on his HealthBlog about the Wound Technology Network, which is a nationwide physician network that uses Windows Mobile-based phones for remote wound care.
"Every clinician understands the challenges associated with wound care," Crounse writes. "The process is slow, time-consuming, complex, and expensive. Non-...