Obama details wireless initiatives: President Barack Obama last week detailed his plan to "win the future by catalyzing the buildout of high-speed wireless services that will enable businesses to grow faster, students to learn more, and public safety officials to access state-of-the-art, secure, nationwide, and interoperable mobile communications." The president’s so-called "Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative" includes plans for nearly doubling the wireless spectrum, providing 98 percent of Americans 4G access, and more security, which is a necessity for wireless medical devices and wireless communication devices use to access electronic medical records. Read More.
Study considers 3G for hypertensive patients in underserved communities. The George Washington University Medical Center, One Economy, Cricket Communications, VOCEL and Qualcomm Inc. (NSDQ:QCOM), through its Wireless Reach initiative, announced that 3G wireless-enabled handsets and the Pill Phone mobile medication reminder app were well accepted among patients participating in the GW and Wireless Reach Pill Phone Research Study. The announcement is part of an mHealth seminar hosted by the GW Center for Global Health and the Department of Emergency Medicine, which focuses on the use of wireless health technology to improve medication adherence. Read More.
PEPID for iPad launched. PEPID mobile platform is now available on the Apple iPad and can run the entire suite of PEPID clinical reference products. Apparently the beta testers recruited last October “widely praised and accepted’ the app. This makes PEPID now available on all iOS devices as well as Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm. “PEPID is recognized as having the most extensive drug database on the market today, along with thousands of disease profiles and medical conditions, medical and dosing calculators, a drug interaction checker, illustrations, laboratory values and a symptom checker,” the company said.
And this week, MassDevice reported on how the Food & Drug Administraion eased the regulatory burden for certain data-oriented medical devices, such as MIM Software’s forthcoming “VueMe” that allows patients to view their medical images.
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