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By Brian Dolan July 9, 2010
Meridian Health and Cypak launch joint venture iMPak Health to develop wireless health monitoring devices and services Neptune, NJ and Stockholm, Sweden - Meridian Health and Cypak announced today the launch of their new joint venture, iMPak Health, Inc. iMPak Health’s mission will be to develop smart, easy to use wireless devices and services to screen and monitor health and overall well being...
By Molly Merrill July 8, 2010
The increasing adoption of EHRs and other digital technologies by primary care physicians and specialists points to trends expected to help create "dramatic upswings in doctors' case loads," according to a new survey by research company Knowledge Networks. The survey of nearly 11,000 healthcare professionals was conducted using Mt. Arlington, N.J.-based Physicians Consulting Network (PCN), a...
By Brian Dolan July 8, 2010
“You are not going to get paid for cool ideas. You are not going to get paid for saving lives. You are not going to get paid for anything unless you can prove that you can save them money.” If that sounds familiar, it may be because I started an editorial with those same words almost a year ago today. Or maybe you heard CardioNet founder (now Patient Safe Solutions CEO) James Sweeney speak at the...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii-based Kai Medical received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market an updated version of its wireless respiratory rate monitor, Non Respiratory Spot Rate Check 200. Kai claims that currently approaches for measuring respiratory rate are difficult, which leads this vital sign to be inaccurately measured, infrequently measured or inconsistently...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2010
WiFi Infusion pumps for MA hospital: Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a nonprofit, acute-care facility in Milford, Massachusetts, has deployed Aruba's HIPAA-compliant 802.11n Wi-Fi networks for telemetry monitoring, voice communications, and guest access. The network supports 150 wireless Baxter Sigma infusion pumps. Future apps include hospital-wide Spectralink and ASCOM voice...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2010
More bad news on the reimbursement front for CardioNet and other mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry service providers: United Healthcare told the company that it is maintaining its position that “outpatient cardiovascular telemetry is unproven for managing cardiac arrhythmias" and as a result it will not cover the service for its members. CardioNet, of course, disagrees and promised to continue...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
By the end of this year, the total market for handheld devices in healthcare will reach $8.8 billion, according to a new report from Kalorama Information. The market is expected to grow 7 percent , the firm's recent report: "Handhelds in Healthcare: The World Market for PDAs, Tablet PCs, Handheld Monitors, & Scanners" predicts. Total sales for patient monitoring tools hit $5.3 billion last...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
Gerson Lehrman Group: The wireless "trend is quietly and swiftly permeating the medical sector." More From paper records to mobile records: Vancouver, Canada-based Community Home Support Services Association (CHSSA) supports elderly people who live with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes. It recently switched from paper records to mobile phone powered documentation. Here's...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
App features orthopedic special tests and mobilization techniques Chester, Pa. (July 6, 2010) – Two faculty members in Widener University’s Institute for Physical Therapy Education, Dawn Gulick and Christopher H. Wise, have launched iOrtho®, an application for rehabilitation professionals, educators, clinicians and students. Designed as a mobile reference for orthopedic information, iOrtho works...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
Diversinet named McKesson vet Mark Trigsted as executive vice president of healthcare, a new position for the company, which sees Trigsted overseeing global business development and sales. Trigsted is tasked with growing the partner network and customer base for Diversinet's mobile healthcare application platform, which aims to "easily and securely connect people with their healthcare information...

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