News 10/29/10


VitalHealth and Mayo Medical Laboratories team to create iPad-based EHR geared to the workflows of PCPs. The SaaS service is accessible over 3G or wireless and will be available early next year.

Congratulations to our sponsor PatientKeeper for being selected as “Best Innovation in Mobile Health Technology for Patient Safety” at the Mobile Health Expo last week.

More on PatientKeeper: its Mobile Clinical Results app, which gives providers mobile access to patient records, is now available on Android devices, extending the reach beyond Apple and BlackBerry. 


Cleveland Clinic creates Let’s Move It app (free) for iPhone and Android. The fitness app, built as part of Cleveland Clinic’s larger wellness program, has mileage challenges, tips, videos, tracking of activities, and personalized themes based on Cleveland sports teams. 


Quest Diagnostics releases the Gazelle app (free) for the iPhone and Blackberry. Users can retrieve test results from Quest, store emergency information (with optional wallet card instructions for EMS), store medication information, and even connect to third parties like Keas for care plans. The app also allows users to send information to providers. 


Healthcare revenue cycle management solutions company ZirMed launches an iPad app (free to existing customers). It’s meant to replace the clipboard and paper forms used for patient check-in. 


Mayo Clinic (AR) telestroke neurologists use ResolutionMD for iPhones and Android devices to remotely view images and conduct consults.



Apple-based practice management and EHR vendor MacPractice releases MedPractice iPad with ePrescribe. It provides access to MacPractice EHR, practice management, and specialty offerings in dentistry, chiropractics, and ophthalmology.

University of Wisconsin Hospital installs wireless scanners that identify patients based on vessel patterns on their palms. The devices verify the patient and link to medical records and insurance information.

CIGNA Mobile provides smart phone users with access to list of over 1 million CIGNA network providers as well as drug pricing at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide.   


The Department of Defense launches the T2 Mood Tracker (free) mobile app to track military personnel moods and behaviors. It’s available for Android and coming soon to the iPhone.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is awarded a $100,000 grant for 12-week randomized trial of GenerationOne’s Mobile Health Solution for heart failure patients. The wireless remote monitoring system will be compared against the current standard of care.

St. Joseph Mercy Port Heron (MI) uses a telestroke robot for tele-oncology consults.


The iPad EMR Nimble replaces a laptop on a cart for this solo practitioner. Unfortunately, the doc still needs a laptop to print.

Campbelltown Hospital (Australia) unveils its social networking site, called Livewire Online Community, to help connect and provide support for kids with serious illnesses and disabilities. 

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