News 11/4/10

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is showcased at the Adobe MAX conference with a demo of the eUnity clinical imaging application for radiological image viewing.     


Speaking of tablets, Walgreens recently began selling a 7-inch Android-based tablet for $100. If this actually works, could this be a good healthcare option given that you could lose or break five of them for the price of one low-end iPad? I’d certainly prefer to give these to patients in the waiting room over iPads.

A nine-state conference in Wisconsin aims to ease licensing burdens in allowing doctors to practice across state lines, which would ease the path to telemedicine. 

The iPad continues to be used in new ways to help people with disabilities. I’ve reported on this a lot and it still amazes me how the iPad is finding so many different applications with different populations.

The enVision eICU Center at Inova Health System (VA), which utilizes Philips VISICU technology, demonstrates the ability to remotely handle mass casualties dispersed over nine facilities.


Apple passes RIM to become the fourth largest mobile phone vendor in the world. Ahead of Apple are Nokia, Samsung, and LG.

Not surprisingly, this HIMSS webinar states that the iPad is coming despite a lack of enterprise planning and security around its deployment.

This commentary says that mHealth will revolutionize healthcare, much as automobiles revolutionized modern society. 


Congratulations to HIStalk Mobile sponsor Voalte for being selected for “Outstanding Contributions to the Growth and Success of Nursing and Mobile Health Communications” at the Mobile Health Expo in Las Vegas.

The market for in-hospital wireless monitors is expected to grow at over 13% annually to over $600 million in 2013.


PharmaTrust signs an agreement to deploy its remote telepharmacy and med dispensing MedCentre solution to Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation Community in Canada.

CompuMed partners with Operation Samahan, a community and school clinic provider, to offer remote, telemedicine ECGs that can be integrated into medical records.

A Forbes article touts the innovative potential of mHealth to revolutionize care for both patients and providers. 

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