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Quest Diagnostics Introduces Gazelle Secure Mobile Health Platform for RIM, iPhone and soon Android Smartphones

November 10, 2010


MADISON, N.J., Oct 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today introduced Gazelle, a secure mobile health platform that allows users to receive their Quest Diagnostics laboratory results and manage their personal health information directly from their BlackBerry(R) and Apple(R) iPhone, and […]

Pew report shows low adoption rates in US for medical or health APP’s despite availability

October 30, 2010


This commentator finds the attached research interesting at best. Certainly there is a demand for health APP’s or any other method of gaining knowledge about one’s health. the one thing that appears to be consistant, is that most users don’t know where to go to get the right APP’s or what to essentially do with […]

Cleveland Clinic – inevitable that health care is going home.

October 26, 2010


(New England Journal of Medicine; Perspective by Steven H. Landers, M.D., M.P.H.) In Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Buffalo, New York,1 acutely ill patients have been sent out of the emergency department for hospital-like care at home. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Little Rock, Arkansas, home health agencies provide chronic care management services, emphasizing care coordination and […]

Regulators are still trying to figure out the blurred distinctions between apps and medical devices

October 7, 2010


Certainly our friends across the pond are a bit farther down the road on integration of mobile into healthcare. LONDON (MarketWatch) — At home. On the go. During a meeting. Take your pick. The good doctor gets around these days. If you have diabetes, asthma or heart disease, there’s almost certainly an elegant smartphone interface […]

Text Messaging Significantly Improved Patient Adherence, Self-Care and Quality of Life, According to Center for Connected Health

September 28, 2010


Anybody out there that is not using texting to support their marketing as well as their mobile strategy should think again…. real hard. This study that was just released about patient improvement in medical condition when SMS text is used to help remind the patient to take their meds should set off that little bell […]

Mobile healthcare and mobile technologies will be widely accepted and used in healthcare by 2015

September 28, 2010


The economy may be stubbornly sluggish, but those who work in mobile and wireless healthcare are bullish about the industry. According to an informal survey by UK-based event planner Informa Telecoms & Media, with the help of Ireland’s 3G Doctor, 75 percent of the more than 1,800 respondents say mobile technologies would be widely accepted […]

FDA looking into regulation of mobile medical APP’s

September 7, 2010


Medical APP’s are heavy movers on the APP store as we can see with the iStethoscope APP. As a result, the FDA has turned their attention to medical APP’s that it deems fill a medical purpose. The FDA wants to regulate these APP’s and that will make development a much longer process. Be prepared if […]