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By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
Ten percent of Americans believe text messaging is the best way for them to communicate with health insurers, according to the Microsoft Health Engagement Survey 2009, which Kelton Research conducted. The survey concluded that consumers want coaching via email and phones from their healthcare providers to help them improve their own health. 66 percent: Interested in emails from providers for...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
Just yesterday we reported on the growing competition between wireless remote monitoring companies CardioNet and LifeWatch, which both help physicians monitor patients at risk for heart arrythmias via wireless devices and sensors. How can wireless health services help people who actually have heart failure, though? The University Hospital in New Jersey with help from Verizon Wireless and...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
By Lisa Stiles, Talstone Group, organizing sponsor of HealthCampNash At last week's inaugural HealthCampNash in Nashville, TN, Paul Meyer, co-founder, president and chairman of Voxiva, led with a keynote presentation, called "Mobile Health - Lessons from Around the World," which included a number of case studies from developing markets as well as a sneak peak of Voxiva's plans in the U.S. Since...
By Brian Dolan June 4, 2009
Remote cardiac monitoring company LifeWatch has inked an exclusive carrier agreement with Verizon Wireless for its mobile phone-based service for cardiac patients. LifeWatch's LifeStar Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) service is a direct competitor to CardioNet's MCOT service, but unlike CardioNet, the company uses the patient's mobile phone to transmit the monitoring data. CardioNet uses a...
By Brian Dolan June 3, 2009
There is little benefit to be gained from deciphering the ever-moving target of teen speak, which at the present time is greatly influenced by abbreviations used when text messaging. "IDK my BFF Jill," as the popular Cingular wireless commercial once taught us. For the healthcare industry, though, some wireless industry semantics are worth exploring at the risk of remaining known as the industry...
By Brian Dolan June 3, 2009
By Philippa Hobbs, Business Research Executive, Informa Telecoms & Media Innovation in mobile healthcare technology is burgeoning but implementation is hampered by the very industry this technology exists to support. The relationship between healthcare systems and health technology can be tortuous, though mutual benefits to levels of patient care and to the bottom line will, if only slowly,...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2009
GreatCall, parent company to Jitterbug, the easy-to-use mobile phone service for seniors, launched a new phone called the Jitterbug J, which is a big step since the service provider formerly only had two other phones available. It's much more interesting, however, what that new phone makes possible for Jitterbug customers: the new "Jitterbug Service Store." The new store is made possible by the J...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2009
Michael Goldberg of Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) is currently, actively pursuing start-ups in the personalized medicine sector, including companies that make use of wireless sensors to collect clinically-actionable data for point-of-care. Goldberg's firm recently invested in wireless remote monitoring company Corventis. mobihealthnews recently had the opportunity to discuss MDV's interest in the...
By Brian Dolan June 1, 2009
The American Medical Association's AMNews just reported on the Manhattan Research report from last month that found 64 percent of doctors now use smartphones. The article, however,  includes some interesting insights from the report's authors as well as from some doctors who have led the trend by using smartphones to access medical records and more. "You have to make it very easy for the average...
By Brian Dolan May 31, 2009
From the same engineers that designed Google Maps comes an online collaboration tool called Google Wave that attempts to answer the question: What would email look like if it was invented today, instead of some 40 years ago before the Internet even existed? Some have called Google's answer to that question a Twitter-killer, but given the application's status as an open-source project, it could...

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