News 9/15/10

Mobile application developer Artificial Life releases GluCoMo app for the iPhone and iPad. GluCoMo can track “blood sugar level, insulin intake, weight, pulse, physical activity, dietary intake, blood pressure, and medication intake”.

More from last week’s PwC survey:  63% of physicians polled use their own mobile devices, but nearly a third of those said it was not supported in their practices.


News 9/10/10

University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Missouri, and University of Oklahoma jointly launch Heartland Telehealth Resource Center with $980,000 grant.  Admittedly I’ve spent very little time in any of the three states, but I was still surprised that 90% of the counties are rural.

mdHub launches the mobile version of The Little Blue Book, the physician directory formerly distributed on paper by WebMD. It also includes pharmacies, hospitals, and health plans. I don’t exactly understand the pricing model, which is based on regions, but I’m sure you can figure it out if you’re interested.


News 9/8/10

The debate over mHealth vs. wireless continues on the 3G Doctor Blog. The points in the post, which focuses on mobile as the enabler of innovation, are well taken.


News 9/3/10

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab, a smaller, 7-inch tablet built on Android OS and with support for Adobe Flash. The US launch will be in the coming months and priced between $200 and $300. Samsung says this will be the first of a line of Galaxy Tab tablets of different sizes.

The Nevada Hospital Association gets a $19.6 million grant from the Department of Commerce to build telemedicine network focused on unserved and underserved areas.


News 9/1/10

Here’s an article about the founder of San Diego based NeuroVigil. The company’s iBrain is a small, non-invasive, portable device for monitoring brain activity at home. Better yet, it has algorithms to make sense of the signals and the ability to transmit the data. Currently targeted towards sleep disorders, the device has great potential in many other conditions. We recently reported on another collaboration out of Chicago to develop a continuous remote monitor for patients with epilepsy.

A new study out of George Washington University examines the accuracy of physician diagnosis of acute injuries based on patient-taken cell phone images and patient questionnaires.

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