wireless healthcare

By Brian Dolan 12:28 pm October 6, 2009
Phreesia, a start-up that offers wireless tablets to practices in an effort to optimize patient check-in, announced today at the Heath 2.0 event in San Francisco that it had added an insurance eligibility check to its service. Phreesia provides practices with "Phreesia Pads," wireless touchscreen tablets that are meant to replace the old school check-in clip boards. Phreesia's pitch is that...
By Brian Dolan 08:00 am October 5, 2009
According to a recent report from Manhattan Research, by 2012 the percentage of U.S. physicians using smartphones will increase to 81 percent. The current rate of penetration is 64 percent, according to the research firm's report “Physicians in 2012: The Outlook for On Demand, Mobile, and Social Digital Media.” Manhattan believes that as physicians currently using smartphones age their use of...
By Brian Dolan 05:45 am October 5, 2009
"It's the first time a private payer has really come out in a big way and endorsed telemedicine," Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, told the Washington Times in reference to United Health Group's recent deal with Cisco. "The insurers are starting to say yes. Telemedicine doesn't have to be high tech. There is a huge benefit in terms of keeping people out of hospitals...
By Brian Dolan 05:09 am October 2, 2009
Larry Smarr, Institute Director at Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology) has big ideas for the digital transformation of healthcare over the next decade and he plans to leverage Calit2's resources to push the trend forward, according to a report from Xconomy. Smarr said he's pushing the digital transformation of healthcare along with similar...
By Brian Dolan 01:57 am October 1, 2009
Prevention is at the heart of much of the national health reform discussion, but it all starts with fitness and wellness -- that's true for the emerging wireless health industry, too. "Many believe that one of the earliest areas of wireless health that will really pop is the fitness and wellness side of it," Rob Mesirow, Vice President of the wireless association CTIA told MobiHealthNews in an...
By Brian Dolan 05:47 pm September 30, 2009
"Everyone is going to look for solutions that not only improve care but also save healthcare dollars," MedApps CEO Kent Dicks told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. "No one can dispute that." MedApps navigated the early years of wireless health, first as a mobile phone-based solution, which the FDA approved in 2007, before switching to a connected, dedicated device, called HealthPAL. It's a...
By Brian Dolan 12:18 pm September 30, 2009
"Wireless carriers are really behind wireless health," Rob Mesirow, Vice President, CTIA, the international association for the wireless industry told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview. Wireless healthcare has quickly become a true product category for the wireless industry during the past six months, Mesirow explained. "You don't typically see a product category emerge and get that kind of...
By Brian Dolan 05:28 am September 25, 2009
Qualcomm brings 3G wireless health services to rural China: "Qualcomm enthusiastically supports the Chinese government's commitment to rural informatization, improved medical services and the development of enhanced rural health care systems," said Jing Wang, executive VP of Qualcomm Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa. "We are pleased to be working with an innovator like Xi'an Kingtone to...
By Brian Dolan 04:12 pm September 23, 2009
Ed Zander's 15 years at Sun Microsystems culminated in 1999 when he became the company's President. In 2004 Zander joined Motorola as that company's CEO and Chairman until he stepped down early in 2008. Now, a year later, Zander has surfaced as a board member at ZigBee-enabled wireless asset tracking start-up Awarepoint, which focuses on healthcare facilities. With his attention turned to...
By Brian Dolan 08:38 am September 23, 2009
There has been a growing consensus that mobile phones are a key platform for reaching minorities in the U.S. when it comes to health information: Earlier this week we pointed readers to a report by the The Hispanic Institute and Mobile Future that found more than 50 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population uses the mobile Internet, while one about one third of U.S. whites do. The Pew Internet...