September 12, 2013
Lost in all the ho-hum reviews of the new iPhone 5S this week is an addition that could boost its value as an mHealth device.
June 05, 2013
Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) is the first hospital in the country to launch a smartphone app for Apple iOS devices that uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology to offer patients the convenience of an on-campus indoor GPS-like way-finding system, along with other service enhancements.
November 06, 2012
Not all business decisions turn out as well as it seems they might. It seemed to make sense for Apple to part ways with embedded technology from Google, an erstwhile ally who's now a chief competitor in the smartphone market.
February 02, 2012
Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY), the molecular diagnostics company that launched MelApp, the first SVM-based image analysis iPhone app for melanoma risk assessment, today debuts its popular MelApp mobile app for Android™ devices. Now, health-conscious consumers can easily learn about melanoma and identify areas on their skin which may need attention from a specialist, anytime, anywhere with their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, as well as Android smartphone.
December 14, 2011
Approximately half of French hospitals still use film for their imaging exams. The Ministry of Health, through its state agency, has enlisted the Orange-GE Healthcare consortium to deliver digital cloud-based PACS to France’s most populous region, the Ile de France.
September 20, 2011
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., and Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc., today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Varian will acquire Calypso, a privately-owned, Seattle-based developer and supplier of specialized products and software for real-time tumor tracking and motion management during radiosurgery and radiotherapy. The acquisition, which is anticipated to close in early October subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, provides that Varian will pay approximately $10 million for Calypso plus potential earnouts based on unit sales of Calypso products achieved beyond thresholds over the next 30 months.
September 09, 2011
Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, and ICT partner tetranet construction GmbH, have been selected by The District Hospital (KKH) Erding Dorfen Clinic in Germany, to provide its mission-critical wireless network.
August 25, 2011
There seems to be an undercurrent of debate going on with regard to emergency room wait times. I’ve come across a number of articles and blogs lately having to do with the growing trend of hospitals advertising the wait times of their ERs to the surrounding community.
August 11, 2011
The NEJM includes an article that addresses the integration of social media in emergency preparedness efforts from the perspective of physicians.
May 17, 2011
The 17 Beacon Communities, stretching from Maine to Hawaii, are celebrating their first anniversary. While much progress has been made, it is clear that this is "a journey of quality improvement that never ends," as one expert put it.
May 13, 2011
My recent blog on “Mobile Solutions Key to Evolving Emergency Care” prompted me to further ponder the current availability of mobile healthcare devices that enable a patient to initiate communication – even at a very basic, even non-verbal level - with caregivers before they arrive at the ER.
January 25, 2011
In a broad State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Obama hailed the information age in America and the need for the federal government to support IT innovation.
November 12, 2010
Microsoft has announced a new suite of apps in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. There are more than 50 applications listed in the health and fitness section of the marketplace.
October 02, 2009
Fujitsu Frontech North America has announced that Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mont., is using the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication solution for its time and attendance system.
April 21, 2009
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has launched a consultation on the ethics of services and technologies that serve to remove the general practitioner from healthcare, such as commercial DNA testing and body imaging, and online healthcare.
March 31, 2009
The GPs Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association (BMA) is calling on grassroots family doctors and patients to help shape future GP services, with a particular emphasis on IT.
February 27, 2009
A UK-based online training module for GPs and other healthcare professionals to increase awareness of Parkinson's disease has attracted more than 3000 participants, some from as far away as New Zealand.
February 03, 2009
Doctors are still struggling with the computer system intended to allow patients to book hospital appointments on the spot, BMA research suggests.
January 02, 2009
GE announces availablity of new ultrasound platform; Handheld camera computes wound area
October 07, 2008
UK-based communications solutions provider BT has successfully completed the first phase of a pilot project to improve the exchange of information between hospitals, outpatient clinics and general practitioners in the three least developed regions of Hungary.