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By Brian Dolan December 10, 2009
"The current U.S. market for wireless, home-based health care applications is $304 million," CTIA, the Wireless Association, wrote in an official comment to the FCC, which is mulling over the health care delivery elements of a national broadband plan. "That market is expected to grow to $4 billion in 2013, with estimated annual growth rates of 96 percent in 2010, 126 percent in 2011, 95 percent...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston has just inked a wireless network boost deal with Verizon Wireless to install and maintain a signal booster in the facility. The system Verizon Wireless will install was built by Molitoris, a distributed antenna systems (DAS) vendor: "The system that Molitoris built is a hybrid between information technology and telecommunication," said David...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Personalized Medicine a $232B market? Mobile phones and wireless technology are clear enablers of the growing "personalized medicine" industry -- which is set to grow 11 percent annually according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The market is set to grow to $232 billion, according to the firm. More iPhone medical apps list: CNN's London unit put together a round-up of medical applications it found...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2009
Today's nurses are indeed mobile, as one hospital system recently learned the hard way: SSM Health Care, a St. Louis-based hospital system has agreed to pay $1.7 million in back pay to nurses who had time deducted from their pay during meals despite whether or not they worked via their mobile phones, according to a report from the Associated Press. The U.S. Department of Labor found that the...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
Allscripts Remote, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) directly from their smartphones, is now available on BlackBerry devices. Allscripts launched Remote at the HIMSS event in Chicago this past spring -- up until now the Allscripts Remote application was only available for iPhone (pictured, left) and iPod touch users. The company also...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8 -- Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman will host a webcast today, broadcasted live from the Allscripts Executive Summit in Las Vegas, to introduce two new innovations: Allscripts Professional EHR 9.0, a breakthrough in user experience for the premier Electronic Health Record for small- and medium-sized physician groups; and Allscripts Remote for BlackBerry...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
WellAware Systems, which develops wellness monitoring solutions for senior care providers, secured $7.5 million in venture capital from Valhalla Partners and .406 Ventures. WellAware's monitoring system consists of an array of wireless sensors placed throughout the senior's home -- these sensors capture data that is then communicated wirelessly through the cloud to the WellAware database....
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
WellAWARE Systems, the leading developer of next-generation wellness monitoring solutions for senior care providers, announced today that it has closed $7.5 million of growth capital from Valhalla Partners and .406 Ventures. The funds will allow the company to better serve the important and rapidly growing senior care technology market. Forrester Research reports that remote personal health...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2009
By Christine Chang, Healthcare Technology Analyst, Ovum mHealth: The Buzzword of 2009 The 2009 healthcare technology buzzword was ‘mHealth,’ or mobile health. Ovum has seen a moderate, but steadily increasing interest in mobile health over the year as the phrase began appearing with increasing frequency in the media and at conferences. Unlike the last healthcare IT buzzword, real time radio...
By Brian Dolan December 7, 2009
Diversinet, a secure mobile application platform company, has announced plans to renegotiate its agreement with mobile health partner AllOne, which is a subsidiary of AllOne Health. For the record, AllOne Health is, in turn, a subsidiary of Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HSA). Among other things, Diversinet provides security and encryption for AllOne mobile users's...

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