News

By Brian Dolan July 3, 2009
According to a report on CNBC, the Airstrip software, which Apple demonstrated at its most recent World Wide Developers Conference is now used by 2,000 doctors in 100 hospitals nationwide. Those users pay the company hundreds of dollars a month in subscription fees. "With Airstrip, we provide physicians with real time, remote access to critical patient data, any time, anywhere, on their mobile...
By Brian Dolan July 3, 2009
In order to get a better sense of which mobile health applications are gaining consistent traction, we'll be publishing iPhone app "pulse checks" regularly since Apple makes the popularity of their apps public and updates it in real-time. This week, we compiled a snapshot of the top ten most popular paid apps in the Health & Fitness category. Applications in this category typically skew to...
By Brian Dolan July 3, 2009
iFitness From the company: iFitness is our solution for expensive personal trainers at your local gym. Performing an exercise incorrectly is harmful to your body, and repeating the same few exercises you know will never push you forward -- that is why iFitness is so handy. iFitness offers: + over 110 fully illustrated exercises with accompanying text + favorites option to create your own custom...
By Brian Dolan July 2, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine's senior director for voice and data services, Andrew Pizzimenti isn't sure that the "Holy Grail" of mobile devices for health practitioners has been created yet. During a virtual interview at the Cisco Live event held in San Francisco this week, Pizzimenti told Computer World that the device might be a smartphone, an e-book reader or a netbook or maybe none of the...
By Brian Dolan July 2, 2009
"You are not going to get paid for cool ideas," IntelliDOT CEO and founder of CardioNet James Sweeney told a group of wireless health entrepreneurs at the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance event last month. "You are not going to get paid for saving lives. You are not going to get paid for anything unless you can prove that you can save them money." Sweeney's words clearly still echo in the halls of...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
At last week's "mHealth Solutions and Policy Forum" hosted by the wireless industry association CTIA, wireless carrier Sprint was the only carrier to participate and demonstrate a few of the healthcare solutions its wireless network currently supports. During the event, Sprint demonstrated these mHealth services: REDFLY Mobile Companion, developed by Celio, is a 2 lb device that acts "as a...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
Wireless sensor-powered remote monitoring company WellAWARE recently inked deals with two large faith-based nursing charities just weeks after the company launched, according to a report over at ZDNet Healthcare. The deals come after five years of development and pilots. A total of 60 facilities currently have WellAWARE installed. When a resident's movement and activities differ from the norm,...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
MYLEstone Health, developer of the Glucose Buddy iPhone app, is working with Roche Diagnostics' Accu-Chek to add its educational program to the Glucose Buddy diabetes management app. Even though the addition of Accu-Chek's educational program to the iPhone app is a far cry from meter integration, MYLEstone co-founder Matthew Tendler told mobihealthnews, it is a step in the right direction and it...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
XM satellite radio's ReachMD recently launched a new iPhone application that includes all of the continuing medical education (CME) offerings from its previous app a live stream of the XM radio station for free right from the user's phone. During its first week available in the iPhone AppStore, ReachMD MedicalRadio had 3,000 downloads, CEO Gary Epstein told mobihealthnews. The original...
By Brian Dolan July 1, 2009
Texas-based arrythmia monitoring provider eCardio announced today an undisclosed minority investment from Sequoia Capital. This investment marks the first round of institutional funding for the company since its founding in 2004. Sequoia has previously invested in Apple, Cisco, PayPal, Google, Oracle, Yahoo, YouTube and other well-known tech companies.  "eCardio has experienced tremendous growth...

Editor's Pick