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By Brian Dolan November 24, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The Intel® Health Guide, Intel Corporation’s next-generation personal health system, continues to win in the personal health marketplace with the addition of a new government value-added reseller (VAR) and several new customers. GTSI Corp., an enterprise technology solutions and services provider, is the latest addition to the list of Intel Health Guide authorized resellers....
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. -- a holiday that typically includes over-indulging on turkey, root vegetables and pie followed by a short food induced coma. 'Tis the season, but for those who would like to keep track of their calories this week, there are plenty of smartphone applications to help you do so. Here's a quick run-down of apps available for various smartphones -- some...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
Hollywood-based physician group Wound Technology Network (WTN) inked a two-year agreement with AT&T to provide its certified wound care specialists with HTC FUZE smartphones running on AT&T's wireless network. WTN has had a longstanding agreement with Verizon Wireless to provide laptop data cards to its physicians who were looking to wirelessly access patient records, treatment visuals...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patients who have chronic wounds and may be immobilized can now receive treatment in their homes by experienced clinicians who collaborate remotely with certified wound care specialists miles away. Wound Technology Network is using wireless technology services from AT&T* and empowering healthcare professionals with smart mobile devices to...
By Brian Dolan November 23, 2009
Verizon is working with a hospital in New Jersey to build a collaboration service that allows specialists to conduct video consultations via mobile devices, according to a report from Telephony. The report did not name the hospital the service provider is working with: "Also coming are even more mobile capabilities, including taking video collaboration down to the mobile device. For instance,...
By Brian Dolan November 20, 2009
The Wall Street Journal has an incendiary profile piece on the Jeffries analyst, Brian Kennedy, who predicted that Highmark CMS would cut its reimbursement rate for CardioNet's wireless cardiac monitoring  service. CardioNet is the only public company fully focused on wireless health, which makes it a true pioneer for the emerging industry. While the aftermath that followed Kennedy's April...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan November 19, 2009
BOSTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAptus(R), market leader for charge capture technologies, today announced the extension of its Professional Intelligent Charge Capture software suite - Practice Plus Edition, Inpatient Edition and Enterprise Edition - to BlackBerry(R) smartphone devices. MedAptus support for Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform gives healthcare customers even greater choice...
By Brian Dolan November 19, 2009
Back in February we reported that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had just begun its conversation with the mobile health industry and that the ways in which it would regulate this emerging industry would come out of that conversation. It's now November and those working on wireless health are getting antsy. When will the FDA weigh-in? For the past few months, Bradley Merrill Thompson,...
By Brian Dolan November 18, 2009
While it has been pushing antimicrobial cases for smartphones used in healthcare settings for the past few months, start-up RidRx's device offering received a lot more attention: iStetho Adapter enables users to connect old stethoscopes to an iPhone or iPod Touch. The company also developed an iPhone app, iStethoscope Pro, and suggests that users look to iPhone apps iMurmur or iAuscultate to...

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