News 5/28/10


Halfpenny Technologies releases new critical value alerting, reporting feature for ITF-GoDoc solution. Health information exchange (HIE) vendor, Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., which specializes in laboratory, pathology and physician electronic medical record (EMR) system interoperability, has introduced a new critical value alerting and reporting feature for its ITF-GoDoc solution. ITF-GoDoc enables physicians to securely access laboratory, pathology and radiology result reports from their iPhone, Droid or Blackberry Storm-powered smartphones. The critical value alerting and reporting feature of ITF-GoDoc delivers laboratory results and critical value alerts from any hospital or laboratory information system directly to clinicians’ smartphones to ensure failsafe notification, instant documentation, automatic tracking, escalation and reporting of serious alerts.

WebMD iPad

WebMD makes a house call on the iPad. WebMD has released an iPad version of its popular website. The application provides access to detailed information about hundreds of health conditions, from the ordinary to the obscure. What’s more, the new app has an added feature that lets you search local health listings. If that’s not enough, the symptom checker provides hours and hours of stress-filled worry for the hypochondriac in the family… Primary care docs are going to love this!

A few interesting things in the news related to privacy and security…

Trust Digital

McAfee to acquire Trust Digital. McAfee entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately owned Trust Digital. Trust Digital is a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility management and security software targeting Global 2000 companies and is deployed by a growing number of businesses to deliver mission critical data to the point of service using Apple iPhones and iPads.

Verizon Business introduces data discovery and identification services for healthcare. The telecom giant is offering the Data Discovery, Identification and Security Classification (DDISC) suite of security consulting services to assist healthcare IT administrators in safeguarding personal health information. The Verizon Security Management Program-Healthcare allows the health care organizations to practically evaluate the strength of security measures via an easy-to-use online dashboard.


Symantec invests in internet gadget protector Mocana. Private Mocana has secured an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Symantec, along with venture firms Southern Cross Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Mocana delivers the industry’s only comprehensive Device Security Framework, designed to protect the integrity of non-PC, internet-connected devices using a combination of device-resident software and services delivered from the cloud. Mocana’s security software protects all aspects of any connected device, including the applications and services that run on them.

NetMotion Wireless and Motion Computing announce joint marketing agreement. NetMotion Wireless, a provider of mobile productivity and management software, and Motion Computing, provider of integrated mobile computing solutions, announced a joint marketing agreement for delivering solutions for their customers.

Finally, there’s an article in IN Denver Times (INDT) by Maria Schmitt about one of my personal “high-intererst” apps, iTriage. Of note, the article mentions that iTriage will be available on Blackberry and Palm webOS devices next week, and will be integrating into Google Health in the next few weeks. 

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