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By Bernie Monegain June 16, 2010
Pilot Travel Centers and Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab have opened three new medical clinics - in Oklahoma City, East St. Louis, Ill.; and Waco, Texas. The clinics use advanced healthcare information systems, including iPads, telemedicine and what Roadside Medical calls the industry's first full-function electronic medical record system for professional drivers. The technology helps to streamline...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2010
A report over at the Remington Report points to a survey conducted by SDI last fall called the Mobile & Social Media Study: Physicians’ Views of Emerging Technology, which we don't recall seeing previously: According to the survey, about 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone. SDI surveyed about 1,200 physicians from 15 specialties in October...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2010
Some 39 percent of Chief Medical Information Officers have rolled out mobile computers or handhelds at their facilities, according to a recently published survey in CMIO Magazine. The publication surveyed 212 CMIOs between May 3 and June 2 of this year. Here's the rest of that survey question's results: What is the status of mobile computers/handhelds within your organization? Respondents: 39...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2010
Wireless health monitoring company CardioNet named Joseph Capper president and CEO this week, effective immediately. Capper was formerly president and CEO of diabetes care company Home Diagnostics, which Japan-based Nipro acquired earlier this year. CardioNet's offering uses wireless and medical technology to diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias. CardioNet's interim CEO Randy Thurman, who...
By Mike Miliard June 15, 2010
Continua Health Alliance officials say the company is creating an interoperable source code software library for mobile platforms. The international organization of healthcare and technology companies has chosen Vignet, a Virginia-based provider of "person-centric" connected health platform and solutions, to develop this mobile Continua Enabling Source Library (mCESL), which will be made...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
Drugstore chain Walgreens launched a new text message (SMS) powered prescription alerts service for its customers. Prescription Text Alerts notify customers when their prescriptions are ready. In other mobile-related news, Walgreens also re-launched its iPhone app as well as its mobile site, m.walgreens.com. "We strive to lead the market in bringing new and innovative technology to our pharmacies...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
Invitation to Join The mHealth Regulatory Coalition Purpose of the Coalition To develop a consensus among industry participants regarding the scope of what the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) should and should not regulate in the area of mHealth technologies, and propose that approach to FDA for adoption. Kickoff We will hold a kick‐off and informational meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2010...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
If you have been following Babyforyou.net.ua' series of contributed articles penned by Bradley Merrill Thompson, a strategic counsel at EBG Advisors, you know that the regulatory environment facing the mobile health industry is unfortunately about as murky as the Gulf Coast right now. In order to at least draw a line for those companies that believe they do not fall into an FDA regulated device...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
Last week 3G Doctor's business development lead David Doherty, an active leader in the mobile health community, announced that iPhone 4 users in the UK and Ireland will be able to conduct video consultations with doctors via the 3G Doctor service by using Apple's new video calling app, FaceTime. "We’re proud to announce that from [June 24, 2010] we’ll be making the 3G Doctor services available to...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
At the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute conference this week, Aetna and Intel released preliminary findings from their Intel Health Guide pilot for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The pilots aim was to demonstrate how remote patient monitoring and nurse case management could improve the health of Medicare patients with CHF. Dr. Randall Krakauer, Aetna’s national Medicare...

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