April 21, 2009
A couple of computer engineers at Washington University have developed a medical imaging device by combining a USB-based ultrasound probe with a Windows Mobile smartphone. Microsoft awarded William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, a $100,000 grant in 2008 to bring the concept to...
April 17, 2009
Health Populi has a post today reviewing Motorola's Mobility Barometer report that the company shared at the HIMSS event last week. One of the key takeaways from the report: Hospital worker productivity increases after certain mobile applications are adopted. Workers get back about 39 minutes per day on average.
According to Motorola, the key benefits of adopting mobile applications in the...
April 8, 2009
Earlier this week, AirStrip Technologies announced that the FDA had granted the company's iPhone application, AirStrip OB, clearance to market the app to physicians via Apple's App Store. AirStrip OB enables obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and the baby. The data set includes heart tracings, contraction patterns,...
April 7, 2009
Motorola's principal for Global Healthcare Solutions, Vivian Funkhouser presented at the Mobility & Wireless pavillion at HIMSS this week. Her presentation was called: Mobility ROI: How it can help your hospital navigate challenging economic times.
Funkhouser began her talk by noting that research analyst firm Gartner estimates that by next year, half of all enterprises will have migrated...
March 3, 2009
One of the key pillars of eHealth is online symptom databases and one of the earliest vendors to enter that space was A.D.A.M., which sold CD-ROMs during the dotCom days of yore. The company has recently white labeled their Symptom Navigator as an iPhone app that caregivers can re-brand and offer to their patients. Mobihealthnews caught up with A.D.A.M.'s Greg Juhn, SVP Product Strategy to...
February 3, 2009
During a discussion of personal health records (PHRs) at TEPR+ today, James Mault, MD, director of new products and business development for Microsoft's Health Solutions Group stated numerous times that HealthVault and Google Health are not competitors--both services are fighting non-consumption of personal health records. While the quip is perhaps true given that PHR adoption rates are still in...