This week, Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth and OEM at Nonin Medical, was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Industry Council.
VanderWerf will also join the ATA’s Board of Directors.
VanderWerf’s work at Nonin Medical — the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring — has been internationally celebrated. And now his expertise and vision are being put to good use in a leadership role for the ATA.
Posted in Technology, Telemedicine
This week, as mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 takes Boston by storm, no shortage of industry data and projections pertinent to healthcare are being reported, especially those that point toward growth markets.
And here’s one such growth market to be sure.
At the end of 2013, about 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices remotely monitored by doctors.
Posted in Healthcare, Technology
While it is not uncommon for technology companies to join forces on major product or service launches, it is almost unheard of for the major competitors in a field to join together, just as Apple and IBM have in recent weeks.
Apple and IBM each play vital roles in the world of computers and electronics, both in the early years, and today. While they are still direct competitors in many ways, they both have areas in which they specialize. For IBM, one of these areas is big data analytics utilized in the business world. For Apple, it’s all about mobile computing.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT, mHealth
Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.
On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014. Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”
comScore is out with new data that should lend confidence to pharmaceutical marketers. Results from comScore’s eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry show that online direct to consumer (DTC) marketing continues to increase conversion among patients and prospects.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news
On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014.
Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”
The team at mHealthWatch was honored to learn that our site was among the top blogs recognized.
Posted in Healthcare IT, mHealth, mHealth news
According to an announcement shared with mHealthWatch late last week, Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH were the only EMR solutions that grew their market share in the past year.
This reality was brought to our attention in the latest KLAS report – “Clinical Market Share 2014: Competition Mounts as Markets Collide”
One of the findings of the report is that Epic and Cerner took the majority of wins in both the large- and small-facility segments.
Posted in Healthcare IT, Hospitals, mHealth
“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm,” said Hippocrates.
In that same spirit, the cultivation of technology has not only curbed the likelihood of human error in the field of medicine, it has also dramatically cultivated the efficiency and effectiveness of modern healthcare.
To push a good thing even further, Fortech International has just announced a new global initiative – “The Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth.”
Posted in Healthcare, mHealth, Technology, Telemedicine