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Mobile Health Expo: pointer to a ‘real world’ future

[Editor Donna will be reflecting on last week’s Mobile Health Expo in a series of articles starting here. The MHE consisted of six major keynotes, 60 breakout sessions plus a small expo floor and other ‘scenarios’ – plus Las Vegas

WellDoc alliance with AT&T

AT&T and WellDoc [TA 18 Aug and prior on FDA approval] announced on Wednesday a strategic alliance to market and sell WellDoc’s Diabetes Manager eventually into payors, self-insured employers and disease management organizations. Initially, WellDoc will be trialed through select …

Telemedicine improves diagnosis of pediatric heart conditions: study

An 11 year study of telemedicine diagnosis of pediatric echocardiograms led to earlier diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions in children. 99% of the images were judged to be complete and adequate in quality (both the early ISDN and later …

Continua releases 2010 design guidelines, adds new member Microsoft

It must be a sign of the austere times: two announcements for the price of one. The Continua Alliance makes two significant announcements in a lash-up (ecosystem?) of a press release. Continua Health Alliance Releases 2010 Design Guidelines, Adds New

Webcam-based health monitoring mirror

Researchers at MIT aim to push down the cost barrier on mirror-based health monitoring technology, as described in this video.

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More details to this pointer to the future on the Gizmag site.…

Allscripts releases mobile EHR system for home care

Home care has tended to be behind the curve in technology–but one area that’s been eagerly adopted (for efficiency and profitability) is staff management via mobile time, tracking and schedule compliance systems developed by companies like Sandata, Kronos and Cerner. …

‘Accountable care’ a way forward for eHealth?

‘Accountable care’….what is it? It’s generally defined as a local healthcare organization that is able to provide a continuum of care for patients across different institutional settings. It allows doctors to team up with each other and hospitals in new …

When your ‘protected health information’ isn’t

A hospital system CIO found out the hard way that having a certain type of medical condition can get you fired from your job. According to an article on HealthsystemCIO.com, the CIO had taken a medical leave of absence to …

Telehealth may help treatment of depressed older people

Is depression treatment a neglected area for telehealth? Early findings of a Weill Cornell Homecare Research Project/Rhode Island Hospital/University of Vermont Telemedicine program indicate that telehealth (called variously telemedicine and even telecare in article) can be used to improve treatment …

Health 2.0 Challenge connects

The Health 2.0 conference, 6-9 October, part of San Francisco’s Health Innovation Week, will be culminating in the Developer Challenge awards on 7 October. The team and company list is extensive (starts here) for each of the sponsored challenges …

Mobile Health Expo updates: sponsorship available

mhx_logo_vertical croppedSome updates on the Mobile Health Expo, Las Vegas on 19-21 October (Telecare Aware is a media partner; Editor Donna will be a moderator on all three days):

Keynotes:?

Topics include M2M in healthcare; mobile applications for phones, …

Home health telemonitoring overview

Alan Cohen, Medical Practice Director of?LogicPD design and engineering, recently published an article which is a useful and simplified overview on what telemonitoring systems are all about. It contains some nifty charts and diagrams that can come in handy …

HHS announces $68 million in senior/disabled ‘navigation’

Another rollout from ‘healthcare reform’ is $68 million in grant money from the Affordable Care Act, parceled out to all states, territories and 125 tribal organizations, to help seniors, the disabled and their caregivers better understand and navigate their options …

Telenephrology in the American Indian community

He is no newcomer; Dr. Narva was with the Indian Health Service for 25 years (profile) and still affiliated; he is presently the Director of the NIH’s National Kidney Disease Education Program. This short observation from USTelecom’s NextGenWeb is all …