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By Jonah Comstock November 8, 2012
Source: Pew Internet/CHCF Health Surveys: August 9 ‐ September 13, 2010 , N=3,001 adults; August 7 ‐ September 6, 2012, N=3,014 adults ages 18+. Margin of error for both surveys is +/‐ 3 percentage points for results based on cell phone owners. About 11 percent of all mobile phone users and 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app on their device, according to Pew Internet...
By Brian Dolan June 23, 2010
By Rob Havasy (@rob_havasy), Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health Recent announcements about smartphone data plan pricing by AT&T and Verizon have the Internet and the mHealth world buzzing. Both companies have announced a move away from flat-rate, unlimited data plans in favor of tiered data plans where users are charged for amounts of data used above a...
By Brian Dolan June 16, 2010
Some 39 percent of Chief Medical Information Officers have rolled out mobile computers or handhelds at their facilities, according to a recently published survey in CMIO Magazine. The publication surveyed 212 CMIOs between May 3 and June 2 of this year. Here's the rest of that survey question's results: What is the status of mobile computers/handhelds within your organization? Respondents: 39...
By Brian Dolan May 12, 2010
Sure, the latest patent application that Apple filed for an embedded heart rate sensor received a ton of largely unwarranted hype, but Apple has busily applied for and received (some) patents related to wireless health, biometrics and fitness. Here are five Apple patents we have tracked during the past year, including the much-talked-about heart rate authentication one: Smart garment, April 15,...
By MHN Staff April 28, 2010
By Nick Hunn Everyone seems to think that mHealth is about to take off.  MobiHealthNews’s recent roundup of analyst predictions estimated sales of around $4 billion per year by 2014, and my own more fanciful review of potential savings ran into tens of billions of dollars. Network operators are setting up mHealth divisions faster than you can say “long term chronic condition” and the outpouring...
By Brian Dolan March 24, 2010
There were 50 million smartphones and wirelessly-enabled PDAs in use in the US at the end of 2009, according to CTIA, the wireless association's semiannual survey which it announced here in Las Vegas at the CTIA Wireless 2010 event. There are also now more than 285 million wireless connections in the US, which seems to include mobile phones as well as wireless aircards for laptops. Wireless data...
By Brian Dolan March 8, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Project HealthDesign team has awarded a total of $2.4 million to five research teams that each aim to determine how patient-recorded observations of daily living (ODLs) can be captured and included into clinical care. RWJF notes that most of the programs make use of smartphones and wireless sensors to gather and capture ODLs, including diet, exercise,...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2010
Last year Washington DC-based George Washington Medical Center teamed up with WellDoc and Medicaid PPO clinic, Chartered Health Family Clinic to determine the efficacy of an intensive mobile phone based program for Medicaid patients with diabetes. The program is currently underway. "I was told if we could get this to work with this population, we could probably do it anywhere," Dr. Richard Katz...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2010
The Mobile Health Initiative (mHI) event in Washington D.C. this morning began with two keynotes from the mHI's founders Peter Waegemann and Claudia Tessier, who built on their previous presentation of the mHI's 12 clusters for mHealth and overall vision for mHealth's opportunity. While it may not be too surprising given the mHI's previous focus on EMRs as the Medical Records Institute, the...
By Brian Dolan December 16, 2009
3M launched a new physician dictation application for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that allows physicians to use a single tool for phone, email and dictation, the company stated in a release. Since the device provides data access through WiFi or 3G , 3M's software, called 3M Mobile Dictation, does not require the user to synch his dictation software with the server since it provides...