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Wearables, Smartphones Shift Power from Doctors to Patients

November 7, 2014 4:30 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The amount of information and data that patients have at their fingertips is forcing major changes across an otherwise antiquated...                    

BlackBerry Takes QNX to Healthcare With NantHealth Investment

April 15, 2014 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While financial details of the investment were not provided, BlackBerry said in a statement that...

Physical by Smartphone Becoming Real Possibility

May 2, 2013 8:34 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not a "Star Trek" tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you...

Qualcomm’s New Subsidiary Dishes Up ‘Middleware’ for mHealth

December 5, 2011 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Qualcomm launched a new company today that aims to be the middleware of the mobile healthcare...

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Jawbone 'Ups' Ante with 24-7 Fitness Monitoring

November 3, 2011 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Consumer-level 24/7 fitness monitoring, a product of the mHealth sector, just became a reality today with Jawbone's launch of UP...

Pager Technology Trumps Smartphone Paging Apps for Critical Messaging

September 7, 2011 3:33 pm | by Ted McNaught, Critical Alert Systems | Articles | Comments

While new smartphone paging apps are promising the same fast, reliable service as pagers, a comparison of cellular and paging networks and devices shows dramatic differences that can impact the reliability and speed of critical messaging, as well as patient and public safety.

Tech Insights - What Cancer Studies Should Be Looking At

July 23, 2011 6:26 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

A statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer is making a lot of industry executives nervous.

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FDA To Regulate Some Medical Apps

July 19, 2011 8:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FDA today announced it is seeking input on its proposed oversight approach for certain mobile applications specific to medicine or health care...

WLSA Summit: Making mHealth a Reality

May 9, 2011 8:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Getting wireless healthcare technology out of the concept phase and into the hands of patients and physicians will be the main focus of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance's Summit this week...

Keynote Inspires with Futuristic mHealth Solutions

March 24, 2011 7:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla.—If you weren't blown away by anything at CTIA, you missed Wednesday's keynotes, which included a talk and demonstrations by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and CEO of the Institute for Advanced Health.

Tech Companies Pitch In on Earthquake Response

March 16, 2011 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google, Twitter, Microsoft and other U.S. technology companies are finding ways large and small to help out in the wake of last week's earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami.

Cell Phone Exposure Changes Brain Activity, says Study

February 23, 2011 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Exposure to cell phones during lengthy calls could change a user's brain activity...

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WellDoc Taps Cell Phones to Manage Diabetes

November 23, 2010 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Patients suffering from diabetes usually have a cell phone and that alone can better their chances of controlling the disease with companies like WellDocs creating innovations on their behalf.

Frog, Unicef Partner on mHealth in Africa

November 10, 2010 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Unicef has tapped Aricent's frog design to help lead a major mobile health initiative to improve prenatal and postnatal care of women and infants in areas of Malawi and rural Zambia.

AT & T Sets up Division to Target Health Care

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T, the country's largest telecommunications company, on Thursday said it is setting up a division to target the health care industry...

Panel: mHealth Coming to Life

October 8, 2010 8:46 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO—There are surveys that show Americans would not only like to use mobile healthcare services but also are willing to pay for them.

LightSquared to Donate Satellite Phones, Service to IHS

September 30, 2010 8:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

LightSquared is donating up to 2,000 satellite phones and service to Indian Health Service (IHS)...

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Foxconn Holds Rallies to Aid Morale after Suicides(2)

August 18, 2010 8:01 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets packed a stadium at their massive campus Wednesday, waving pompoms and shouting slogans at a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides...

Keeping mHealth Services Safe & Secure

July 17, 2010 10:44 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Efforts are under way to make sure hackers and malware do not wreak havoc in the emerging mHealth space.

Samsung Commissions Semiconductor Safety Study

July 15, 2010 8:08 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.

From Texting to Apps, Using Cell Phones for Health

July 13, 2010 8:12 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

With nagging text messages or more customized two-way interactions, researchers are trying to harness the power of cell phones to help fight chronic diseases.

SF Cell Phone Radiation Law Gets Preliminary OK

June 16, 2010 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco could soon start requiring retailers to post notices showing how much radiation is emitted by the cell phones they sell.

mHealth Delivers Rx for Change

May 17, 2010 10:56 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

A lot of attention is focused on mHealth, but wireless industry professionals are quick to point out that business models need to be created, tested and proven.

WHO: Cancer, Cell Phone Link Inconclusive

May 17, 2010 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The World Health Organization (WHO) says its 10-year study into a possible link between cancer and cell phone use yielded inconclusive results.

Qualcomm Resurrects Lifecomm JV

May 13, 2010 8:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Qualcomm has resurrected its mobile healthcare service less than a year after pulling the plug on the joint venture.

App Identifies Healthier Food Choices

May 11, 2010 8:13 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The company behind the Shop to Lose iPhone app is at it again. This time, the company is launching Eat This?...

Doctors See Increase in Pain Through Technology

April 12, 2010 7:59 am | by Shari Rudavsky, Associated Press | News | Comments

Devices are not necessarily innocuous. As more people use them, healthcare providers report seeing more injuries due to overuse. There's BlackBerry thumb, cell-phone elbow and a host of others that have yet to earn clever names.

AT & T Will Take $1B Non-cash Charge for Health Care

March 29, 2010 7:44 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. will take a $1 billion non-cash accounting charge in the first quarter because of the health care overhaul...

Healthcare Reform Could Be Good for mHealth

March 22, 2010 10:31 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

With the passage of a major healthcare reform package by the U.S. House of Representatives last night, some might be wondering what, if anything, it means for mHealth...

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