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By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
Epocrates prevents about one adverse drug event (ADE) per week for most physicians who use its mobile clinical software, according to a poll that the company recently conducted. Epocrates surveyed more than 2,000 physicians that use its mobile clinical reference app and 60 percent reported avoiding about one ADE a week and found the app more helpful than EMRs for actionable reference information...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2009
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) may be a national nonprofit organization that represents 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted living residences and senior housing communities, but it's President and CEO said he still knows a thing or two about Twitter. AAHSA's Larry Minnix told attendees at the Healthcare Unbound event here in...
By Brian Dolan June 22, 2009
You know those "Your Speed Limit Is..." signs on the side of the road? Turns out they are very effective. Michael Barrett, managing partner at Critical Mass Consulting, wondered whether the healthcare industry could learn a thing or two from those simple, roadside sentinels. Barrett made the case this morning during a presentation at the Healthcare Unbound conference here in Seattle, Washington....
By Brian Dolan June 19, 2009
Shortly after BlackBerry's App World launched we noted that it had 34 applications in its Health & Fitness category. Since our last article two months ago, BlackBerry's App World has added four more health and fitness related applications, while Apple's iPhone App Store has added 96 health-related apps... just this past week. Since the iPhone's App Store is hosted online and is accessible...
By Brian Dolan June 19, 2009
President Obama often touts Cleveland Clinic as a model for the rest of the healthcare system, according to an article from CNN, which notes that one reason for the praise is that "Cleveland Clinic is among the trailblazers in electronic record keeping and interaction with patients." CNN's wording: "electronic record keeping" is a troubling riff on the traditionally used electronic health record...
By Brian Dolan June 19, 2009
Will smartphones make us healthier? ZDNet Healthcare's Dana Blankenhorn argues that smartphones will make us healthier: "We are still at the start of the evolution but it's time to ask the question. Will smartphones help make us healthier? Right now the fitness-obsessed and hypochondriac are getting some serious help. Many doctors have a new toy. But is anything really happening? I argue that it...
By Brian Dolan June 19, 2009
David Harlow over at the Health Blawg caught up with Microsoft SVP Peter Neupert event to discuss future plans for the company's PHR platform HealthVault. Neupert was just finishing up at the Microsoft Connected Health. While it wasn't a focus, mHealth did come up during the event. Neupert told Harlow and the other reporters on the conference call that the HealthVault platform is device-agnostic...
By Brian Dolan June 18, 2009
Thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, University of Southern California researchers have developed a wireless body area network (BAN) that they plan to leverage to help overweight and obese teenagers adhere to their daily fitness regimens.  The USC team's BAN consists of an accelerometer, heart rate monitor, GPS device and a sensor that measures electrical...
By MHN Staff June 17, 2009
New Capability Responds to Growing Demand by Physicians Who Rely Heavily on Their Mobile Devices NANUET, N.Y. — iMedicor, a Vemics Company (OTCBB: VMCI), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with myLEADERBOARD, Inc. to complete the development of a mobile application of its online communications platform, responding to the growing demand by physicians who rely heavily on their...
By Brian Dolan June 17, 2009
"If we do not fix our healthcare system, America may go the way of GM; paying more, getting less, and going broke," President Obama declared earlier this week. "Make no mistake: the cost of our healthcare is a threat to our economy," he said. "It is a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America." If the administration is keen on likening the...

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