Mobile Health News Roundup: Meaningfully useful and AirStrip’s new EHR Advisor

By: Brian Dolan | Jan 26, 2011        

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NoninPulseOxMeaningfully useful: PatientKeeper gets certification from ONC: The PatientKeeper 7.0 CPOE “module” has met the ONC’s requirements for hospital use to support the achievement of meaningful use for that objective, according to the company. PatientKeeper CEO Paul Brient gave MobiHealthNews readers a preview about this certification and explained what it would mean. Release

Co-marketing deal: WellAware Systems has inked a co-marketing and distribution deal with Philips Lifeline. The company offers an activity-based wellness monitoring service for senior care providers. Release

Strategic advisor on EHRs: AirStrip Technologies has appointed Alan Portela a member of its board of directors and senior strategic advisor to the company.  President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cameron Powell said: “Alan is a thought leader in the area of mobility and how it fits into meaningful use. As healthcare moves further along that road, Alan will work with us to develop AirStrip’s growing role in improving patient safety.” Portela helped oversee EHR adoption by the Military Health System and large portion of the Veterans Health Administration. More

Coming to America: Nonin Medical announced plans to bring a new Bluetooth-enabled pulse oximeter to the US and Canada. The WristOx2 Model 3150 pulse oximeter is Continua certified, too. MedGadget

Indian mHealth: Indian mobile operator Tata Docomo has just launched a new health educational service that uses IVR for mobile phone users. MediaNama

Universal translator? Google’s Android based translator app may be useful in some clinical settings to help translate conversations between patients and healthcare workers that speak different languages. Video at MedGadget