News 6/25/10

Ascom Wireless Solutions unveils VoIP and IP-DETECT, a rugged handset for its teleCARE-IP wireless communication platform. The added functionality will improve clinical team collaboration and patient monitoring.

Qualcomm utilizes 3G technology to gather actionable public health information in the Philippines in real time.

This Florida Hospital Oceanside video shows its use of the iPad for speech therapy in stroke victims.

An ABI Research study finds wireless adoption in healthcare is up more than 60% over the past year and will continue to grow similarly over the medium term.  ABI has several reports on wireless healthcare.

The video above shows some of the impressive capabilities of PatientView, a plug-in for FrontlineSMS, which utilizes text messaging to record and distribute information on patients, health workers, appointments, etc. International applications, including in Mali where it was launched, seem to be the focus.

An NCR Corporation report finds patients want to be able to utilize online and mobile platforms to interact with healthcare providers.

Research firm Frost and Sullivan will host a Web conference on the European Remote Monitoring Market on July 1. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center implements NDoc by InterSystems Corporation for home health and hospice workers. The system allows for storage and synchronization from remote workers to office databases.

This is a great video of Chris Moses of MIT discussing his work with Sana, a mobile phone based telemedicine system being deployed in the Philippines.

In more general iPhone 4 news, AT&T announces it will not have iPhone 4s available in stores until Tuesday, even though Apple stores have them in limited supply.


Motion Computing announces its J3500 tablet PC for healthcare and other vertical markets that require a rugged device. It’s way uglier than an iPad and quadruple the price (it starts at $2,299) but it’s tougher.

This NYT article provides some good commentary around the value, potential and challenges associated with implantable heart monitors.  As the article highlights, the amount of data being generated from the devices is staggering.

Baptist Memorial Health Care completes installation of RF Technologies’ Safe Place Infant and Pediatric Security Solution at eight hospitals. The system prevents abduction of infants by sounding an alarm and locking all doors if a baby is moved without authorization.

Here’s a review article recently published on telestroke. The findings are positive from the studies reviewed.

The Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois announce a research collaboration partnership around healthcare IT. The effort aims to leverage different capabilities at each institution.

The University of Minnesota and Good Samaritan are awarded a three-year grant to assess the impact of telemedicine and remote monitoring and sensing on clinical outcomes and costs. It will include over 1,600 elderly patients in 40 rural cities, making it the largest study of its kind in the US.

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  • Wow, the video with the stroke victim is amazing: hope there’s even more progress made in that treatment.

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