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By Brian Dolan June 30, 2009
Keeping clinicians connected in-house: NetMotion Wireless provides software that maintains security and provides more seamless roaming when mobile users are moving between networks. It also keeps mobile applications up and running should a network disruption occur -- like when entering an elevator, maybe? Today NetMotion Wireless today announced that Wichita Clinic, the largest outpatient multi-...
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2009
By Dr. Stephen Schimpff, author of The Future of Medicine - Mega Trends in Healthcare  E-medicine will have a wide, growing and very important place in the delivery of health care in the years to come. By e-medicine I refer to simple approaches like email all the way to the very complex telesurgery done remotely across continents with a robot. There are many hurdles, not the least of which are...
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2009
Last week at the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle, Washington about 200 health industry thought leaders convened to discuss electronic medical records and wireless health services.  Scroll through this slideshow of images taken from the show in Seattle for some of the memorable quotes and points made during the course of the event last Monday and Tuesday.  >> CONTINUE
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2009
Better Health Technologies' Vince Kuraitis served as chairman of the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle, Washington last week: "We focus on the patient as being at the center of healthcare, which is right, but we also need to figure out how collaboration between the network of people around the patient should work, too." Noted industry thought leader Dr. David Kibbe asked attendees...
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2009
U. of House works on wireless sensors: University of Houston and the Abramson Center for the Future of Health are designing an in-home health system for vital sign monitoring and location tracking. For about $1,000 an entire house could be outfitted with the system, which could then alert caregivers via their smartphones when a patient is in need. For movement tracking, patients will have to wear...
By Brian Dolan June 26, 2009
By Russell Fox, Communications Practice, Mintz Levin Wireless technology has long been a part of medical devices. The recent introduction of more sophisticated wireless phones and the deployment of wireless broadband networks has sparked the development of new "mHealth" (mobile health) applications and services that enable medical professionals to monitor patient data and help patients manage...
By Brian Dolan June 26, 2009
This year the emerging wireless health industry has enjoyed a boon of publicity and in some cases hype, but it's also been a bright spot for venture capital investment, too. Here are five mHealth start-ups that received venture capital investments in 2009. Their products range from wireless implantable neurological devices to fitness-tracking wristbands and waiting room tablets.  Let us know if...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Apple-focused publication MacNN's patent editor has uncovered a recently granted iPhone-related patent that covers wireless remote monitoring of vital signs. The first patent MacNN found is for the "technological make-up of a monitoring device" and a "transponder that reflects event data," which by example is presented as a mobile phone - heart rate detector system as well as a mobile phone -...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Not unlike the mHealth industry, the city of Seattle began with a number of false starts: The first European settlers in the city named their original village "New York," but perhaps because of the anticipated confusion changed it to "Alki," which meant "by and by" or "someday" in Chinook. A few years later Alki's settlers found it rough goings so they moved a short distance across the bay in an...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Aetna's Head of Digital Engagement Strategy and Innovation Robert Heyl gave attendees at this week's Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle a sneak peak at the company's mobile plans as well as an update on how well Aetna's customers have been engaged with its health information portal SmartSource. Heyl said SmartSource aims to bring resources together that enable Aetna members to go to one...

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