iBleep, Vocera, FourSquare and more mobile health news

By: Brian Dolan | Sep 7, 2010        

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iBleepNHS Trusts tap iBleep for wireless remote monitoring: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom each signed a deal with iBleep for its Hybrid system, which enables on-call doctors with critical patient information transmitted from hospital ward nurses via a wireless network. eHealth Insider

Interview with Vocera President and COO Brent Lang on the Vocera Smartphone: “It’s a Windows Mobile platform, and they can run enterprise applications and even clinical applications. There’s a full browser on the device as well. So, for example a hospitalist, a doctor who’s located within the hospital that wants to be able to access email or calendar information, or access other clinical applications, he or she can take advantage of the screen. What we did in order to maintain the simplicity of the user interface is that we have a dedicated button on the side of the phone. It’s an orange Vocera button, and when you press that button it completely replicates the simplicity of the Vocera badge experience and all of the voice commands that you would normally use from the Vocera badge.” Enterprise Mobile Today

Mobile location-based services to change patient-doctor relationship? The physician “”posted the personal tidbit to his publicly available Twitter account using Foursquare, a location-based social networking website that lets smartphone users check in at various places to let the world know what they are up to.” American Medical News

The healthcare marketing trend of 2010? HealthLeaders Media predicts that advertising emergency room wait times is proposed as “the healthcare marketing trend” of 2010. HealthLeaders (h/t Telecare Aware)

Smartphone as assistive technology: “The iPhone is the most popular smartphone among the blind population, because accessibility was part of Apple’s view and was built in.” The Independent

Amcom names Black Box as an authorized reseller. TMC

Impact of 3G on developing markets. RCR