The Veterans Affairs Department is procuring 100,000 tablets for the thousands of medical clinicians, doctors, nurses and technicians to use.
Baylor Healthcare System is deploying a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for caregivers to use based on AT&T’s Healthcare Community Online portal.
AT&T has created clothes that track the wearer’s heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs and upload the results to a web portal.
Inklings success is based on transforming standard electronic texts into interactive delights through the use of five major feature areas including Price, Search, Quiz, Media Integration and Social integration. Together these features mean textbooks from Inkling are significantly easier to learn from than standard textbooks.
Affectiva has developed a wearable, wireless sensor capable of detecting subtle changes in users emotion, including stress and excitement levels, by measuring electro-dermal activity (EDA).
According to a Jackson and Coker report, four out of five physicians use smartphones, computer tablets, and other mobile devices during their workday.
The use of video lectures to supplement medical learning is only set to develop and this is a fine attempt. The quality of the content is first class however there are a number of improvements that could be made to significantly improve understanding whilst watching the videos.
UCSF & Red Hill received $1.1 million to develop computerized physical therapy games that were positively trialed on patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Remote monitoring systems integrating implanted cardiac devices, like St. Jude’s Merlin.net, have a lot of potential for integration with mobile devices.
HealthSaaS & Happtique are coming together to create a custom app catalog of mobile health apps for use in hospital and physican practice settings.
Inkling has identified a new market created by the introduction of tablet computing and has ensured their success as a result of clever thinking and unique selling points. Unique features such as purchasing books by chapter, integrating a range of media into each text are very interesting and the release of Inkling 2.0 has brought about social integration. The result is an electronic textbook based on a real book but by all intensive purposes is far more accessible and easier to learn from
The future of mHealth is “infrastructure independent care” according to Don Casey, CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute and Managing Director of the recently launched West Health Investment Fund, two of the most important initiatives in the entire mobile health industry.