Navigation Links
Wireless Platforms Key to Joined-up Healthcare

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for wireless and mobile phone based healthcare platforms will grow rapidly as health providers seek ways to drive down costs. According to a report published this week, by Cambridge, UK-based research company Wireless Healthcare, mobile communications platforms provide a relatively simple means of connecting diagnostic medical devices to the electronic medical records systems and advanced Health 2.0 based services being developed by companies such as Google and Revolution Health.

In the report, "Wireless eHealth Platforms", Wireless Healthcare identifies two main types of platforms; those, such as BlueAid, which are being built from the ground up as healthcare communications platforms and others, such as IBM's WebSphere, which are conventional ecommerce platforms that can be customised to support ehealth applications. The report notes that a number of IT vendors are keen to bring to the healthcare sector technologies and business processes that they have already used to increase efficiency and reduce costs within the financial services and travel industries.

Peter Kruger, Senior Analyst with Wireless Healthcare, points out: "While banks and airlines have managed to radically reduce costs by deploying technology that lets the customer carry out transactions online, healthcare providers have yet to realise similar savings by providing online heart monitoring and blood glucose checks. These types of services, which free up clinicians by automating routine tasks, are essential if we want recession-proof healthcare services".

The report sees an important role for platforms that are flexible enough to allow medical devices that use a range of wireless standards, such as Bluetooth, 802.11 or ZigBee to communicate with a mobile phone or wireless healthcare hub. It also notes that the platform market will gain increased traction as search vendors and healthcare portals extend their health orientated services by adding support for mobile phone based consumer healthcare services, such a diet management and fitness monitoring. As Kruger notes, "We believe the market will be watching the forthcoming launch of Qualcomm's ehealth platform, LifeComm, to see how effectively it links mobile phone-based healthcare applications to next generation back office healthcare infrastructure".

The report "Wireless eHealth Platforms" is available from:

About Wireless Healthcare

Wireless Healthcare are independent UK-based analysts specialising in the application of mobile and wireless technology in the healthcare sector.

For further details contact:

Toby Jackson

Wireless Healthcare


SOURCE Wireless Healthcare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Siemens Building Technologies Pioneers Wireless Solution for St. Anthonys Sensitive Environment
2. New Oral-B(R) Triumph(TM) With SmartGuide(TM) is the First Power Toothbrush With a Wireless Display
3. Verizon Wireless Charity Golf Tournament Raises More than $50,000 for Teams@Work
4. Broadband Wireless International Corporation Announces the Commencement of Good Faith Talks with HealthPitch
5. Palmer College of Chiropractic Selects Colubris Networks to Provide Wireless Infrastructure at Three U.S. Campuses
6. Biotel Announces Strong Results for the First Quarter Ended September 30, 2007, FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Braemar ER900 Wireless Event Recorder
7. More Efficient, Effective and Personal Patient Care at New McCune-Brooks Hospital Made Possible by Siemens HiPath(R) Wireless
8. Extreme Networks Provides Resilient Wired and Wireless Network to the UKs Basildon & Thurrock Hospital
9. National report calls for more research on health effects of wireless technologies
10. Revolabs xTag(TM) Wireless Microphone Now Offered as a Total Solution With Dragon(R) NaturallySpeaking(R) Medical Software from Nuance
11. Cardiac Science Corporation Selects Colubris Networks Wireless Solution for its Portable Electrocardiograph
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the ... Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , ... recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ ... on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... (HLA), the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient ... aspects of cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low ... MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October ... biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less ... Imaging. ... analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid ... data are needed to further evaluate the safety of ... RA. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: