iPhone/iPad Healthcare News 6/28/10


With more than 1.5 million phones sold, the last week has been iPhone 4 week. The world was inundated with news, views, and reviews of the latest version of the phone and OS. Notable links:

Please share your iPhone 4 experiences with us!

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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.

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News 6/23/10

GWU and Howard University (DC) secure grant funding to implement the popular NoMoreClipboard.com PHR system for the management of diabetics. Patients will use cell phones running NoMoreClipboard to update providers.

Using Continua standards, Cambridge Consultants combines its Vena platform with Qualcomm’s Wearable Mobile Device module to enable connectivity of medical devices and online health services wirelessly.

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3G Doctor – Physician Video Consultations on your Mobile

As the name suggests, you have a doctor in your 3G-enabled hands (at least if those hands are in the UK or Ireland).

3g Doctor is a 24×7 service that provides an online PHR (free) and access to 3G video consultations with a doctor (£35, $52) payable by credit card or PayPal, for a consult at your convenience (that price is not bad, especially if Dr. Fiona in the picture above is treating you).

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iPads in a Children’s Hospital: Education, Distraction, and Preparation

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is using the iPad to connect to its young patients during their treatments.

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News 6/18/10

A note from Mr. HIStalk: I should introduce your editor, Travis Good. Travis will receive his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine next year, focusing on global and rural health. He’s dual-enrolled in the university’s MBA program and will receive that degree (in Health Administration) at the same time. He earned an MS in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida, along with a BS in business administration from UF. In addition to earning several awards and undertaking many charitable endeavors, Travis has worked in the Enterprise Architecture Group of a large health system and was involved in a biotech firm’s surgery simulator project. 

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News 6/16/10

Zargis Medical Corp licenses lung sound analysis technology from Stethographics, Inc, with plans to incorporate it into its telemedicine platform.

This well-balanced article discusses relevant issues to consider before implementing mobile devices, particularly the iPad.

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News 6/14/10

American Diversified Holdings Corporation signs a software development agreement with Com-Guard to build secure healthcare applications for iPhones, iPads and Touch, and Android as the company enters the healthcare market. Com-Guard’s flagship product is ComputerSafe.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care, which delivers over 3.8 million home health visits annually in Canada, will roll out the CellTrak home care system to its front line workers to improve scheduling efficiency and operations. CellTrak will link to Procura’s clinical management system to load real-time schedule information and will use GPS data to optimize routes used by workers. Good news for Apple haters: CellTrak will run on Blackberry.

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