Mobile health design: Form and function Speck Design on how it created the look and feel of the Corventis PiiX wireless, a water-resistant sensor that sticks to a patient’s chest and monitors heart rate, respiratory rate, bodily fluids, and overall activity.
CTIA: Wireless health is a $304 million market “The current U.S. market for wireless, home-based health care applications is $304 million,” CTIA, the Wireless Assn., wrote in an official comment to the FCC as it mulls the healthcare delivery elements of a national broadband plan. “That market is expected to grow to $4 billion in 2013, with estimated annual growth rates of 96 percent in 2010, 126 percent in 2011, 95 percent in 2012, and 68 percent in 2013.”
Allscripts launches remote BlackBerry EMR Allscripts launched a the latest version of its Remote app, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts electronic medical record directly from a smartphone, this time for BlackBerry devices. Previously only available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Allscripts is working on a version for Windows mobile devices by year-end.
2009: The year of mHealth hype Healthcare is going mobile. For an industry in which, just over a decade ago, cellphone use was essentially banned within hospitals and physicians’ offices, mobile technologies seem to be the one area in healthcare IT facing lower end-user adoption barriers. But the phenomenon is not unique to healthcare, writes Christine Chang, a healthcare technology analyst for telecom advisory firm Ovum.
Brian Dolan is editor of MobiHealthNews, the emerging wireless health industry’s daily monitor.