Telenor studying the importance of mHealth

Although mobile health is already a reality, many initiatives are struggling with scale. These is a key finding of a study looking at the potential reach and breadth of mobile health innovations in both developed and emerging markets. The survey, which was commissioned by Telenor Group and carried out by The Boston Consulting Group, analysed the impact that mHealth initiatives can have in 12 countries.

NFC used as enabler for mhealth platform

IT management systems provider Advanced Health & Care (AHC) has partnered with MobiWire – the French firm formerly known as Sagem Wireless – to deliver an NFC-based mobile healthcare offering.

BlackBerry-based telehealth system hits UK

US mobile systems provider CSC has launched its Patient in Your Pocket mobile system in the UK to enable mobile healthcare professionals to access and update patient information at the point of care using a BlackBerry smartphone.

iPhone taken up by UK medical school for fieldwork

The iPhone and its apps might still have some way to go to be formally acknowledged as a ‘medical device’ by the US FDA and the European Notified Bodies (NB), but the Apple device is quickly gaining favour amongst the younger generation of healthcare practitioners.

Intel forms ehealth JV with GE

US chip giant Intel said Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with General Electric to form a 50/50 joint venture healthcare company focused on electronic health and independent living. The new company will absorb GE Healthcare’s Home Health division and Intel’s Digital Health Group, and will be owned equally by GE and Intel. It is expected to become operational by the end of the year.


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