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By Bernie Monegain June 1, 2010
Emerging Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is developing what the company calls a "breakthrough"  iPhone application aimed at reducing  medication errors for senior citizens. EHSI's Auto-Med application is being designed to automatically call users every day to remind them at the precise time of exactly what medication and dosage they are to take based upon their doctor's recommendation. "Over the...
By Brian Dolan June 1, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn The most important goals for health reform among mid size to large U.S. employers are to contain health care costs, encourage healthier lifestyles among employees, and improve quality of health care. However, very few employers believe health reform will accomplish those objectives. Towers Watson surveyed American employers’ perspectives on the Patient Protection and...
By Brian Dolan June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...
By Brian Dolan May 28, 2010
This past month Babyforyou.net.ua has been including a "quote of the week" in our newsletter. Sometimes we chose the quote because of what was said, other times simply because of who was saying it. (When the inventor of the mobile phone starts predicting an mHealth future, it bears repeating.) Since the month is now drawing to a close, here's a review of the most memorable mobile health quotes from...
By Brian Dolan May 27, 2010
Winston Wang, Director of Strategic Innovation of the T-Mobile Creation Center, told the standing room only crowd at Stanford University's Mobile Health 2010 that he joined T-Mobile to bring a "Silicon Valley" mentality to the carrier. Within the carrier's creation center, which is developed alongside design firm IDEO four years ago, Winston and his team aim to push T-Mobile to develop and offer...
By Brian Dolan May 27, 2010
This week concludes another trip out to California -- this time for the incredibly worth-while Mobile Health 2010 event produced by Stanford University's Persuasion Lab and hosted by behavior change guru BJ Fogg. The two-day, single-track sessions focused mostly on research findings and practical strategies for leveraging existing mobile technology to bring about behavior change and healthier...
By Brian Dolan May 26, 2010
While it may seem as if a good number of care providers have shepherded mobile health services – piloted them – at their facilities, the truth is very few have officially announced mobile health pilots. During the past year and a half, Babyforyou.net.ua has written about fewer than a dozen care providers that have piloted mobile health apps, devices or services – some have adopted them or launched...
By Brian Dolan May 26, 2010
MedWaitTime, a new Web and mobile service launched in Chicago last week, aims to help patients determine if their doctor is running late for an appointment. Soon it will include emergency wait room times, too. Dr. Vishal Mehta, an orthopedic surgeon, launched the service with 10 Chicago-area doctors, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Mehta founded Medical Wait Time with two...
By Brian Dolan May 25, 2010
According to Dell's consumer business chief, Stephen Felice, the world's third largest PC maker is launching two consumer mobile devices -- Aero, a Google Android powered smartphone in the US this summer and a tablet PC called Streak in Europe next month, according to a report over at MSNBC. What's next? Maybe a mobile device for healthcare workers. Felice said that Dell plans to differentiate is...
By Brian Dolan May 25, 2010
Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York is working with Proteus Biomedical to pilot the "intelligent medicine" company's edible sensor for certain mental illnesses, according to a report from Scientific American. "We're interested in determining patients' sleep patterns," John Kane, head of schizophrenia research at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. Kane. "For certain mental...

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