Purple Forge Takes the Ottawa Business Journal Mobile With iPhone Application

Purple Forge Takes the Ottawa Business Journal Mobile With iPhone Application










(PRWEB) March 29, 2010

The Ottawa Business Journal (http://www.obj.ca), Ottawa’s leading source for local business, technology and real-estate coverage today announced the release of their iPhone application. The application mobilizes the content of the Ottawa Business Journal, allowing Ottawa’s business leaders to review news stories on-the-go, as well as share, comment and provide survey based feedback on the content.

The Ottawa Business Journal iPhone application was built by Purple Forge (http://www.purpleforge.com), the marketing leading company providing affordable iPhone application services to media organizations, politicians and event coordinators. The Ottawa Business Journal iPhone application can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store (http://ow.ly/1rAqP).

“Our new iPhone app from Purple Forge really will take Ottawa Business Journal to the next level,” said OBJ publisher Michael Curran. “Whether you’re looking to browse our coverage of Ottawa’s business community or share articles, videos, pictures or blog posts with friends and followers, this app is sure to do the trick.”

Purple Forge provides a means for the Ottawa Business Journal to broadcast news, events, pictures, video, Twitter and blog feeds through a touch-friendly mobile application tied into the Ottawa Business Journal web universe. Coupled with a powerful data collection engine linked to social networking, the Ottawa Business Journal can now mobilize their content, and capture business sentiment from the Ottawa community on the fly.    

“Purple Forge is excited to partner with the Ottawa Business Journal, whose commitment to engaging the Ottawa business community on cutting-edge mobile technology sets the right tone for Ottawa’s current and continued leadership in high-technology,” said John Craig, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Purple Forge. “The Ottawa Business Journal’s iPhone app will also double as a great welcoming tool for those looking to do business in Ottawa, providing insights into our communities’ many business advantages.”

About Purple Forge

Purple Forge (http://www.purpleforge.com) sells subscription based services to groups looking to engage their members using the latest mobile application technology and leveraging social networking best practices. Purple Forge is led by seasoned mobile communications and Internet technology veterans dedicated to providing affordable solutions to put the value of mobile applications into the hands of groups looking to engage their members.

About The Ottawa Business Journal

The Ottawa Business Journal is a regional business publication serving Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1995, it is owned by Transcontinental Media and published on a biweekly basis with a circulation of 20,000 copies, alongside Ottawa’s most popular business-related website, obj.ca.

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Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare

Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare












New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled, “The hCloud at 30,000 Feet: Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The panel will be moderated by Eric Wicklund, Senior Editor for Telehealth, Healthcare IT News, and speaking will be Peter Tonelatto, PhD, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Frederick Galusha, Chief Information Officer, Inland Northwest Health Services; Dr. Bob Bohn, Program Manager, Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST); Mark Blatt, MD, MBA, Worldwide Director, Global Healthcare Strategy, Intel Corporation; and John Cox, Chief Information Officer, Sago Managed Service.

This panel will demonstrate that many remotely deployed applications that work on a laptop can also work on a mobile device in remote or virtual settings by using cloud computing through wireless technology.

“The Laboratory for Personalized Medicine has developed infrastructure, tools and methods to address the emerging and predicted needs of whole genome personalized medicine,” said Dr. Peter Tonelatto. “Now, we are focused on translating these tools to the clinical arena.”

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

http://www.ihealthtran.com

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Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects












Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

Eighty-three per cent of governments surveyed report at least one use of mobile phones to support health activities in their country, yet the majority of mHealth activities are limited in size and scope, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today with support from the mHealth Alliance, the United Nations Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation at the GSMA and mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit.

Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, a founding member and host of the mHealth Alliance, welcomed the report saying, “Wireless technologies have enormous potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health programs as they grow beyond the pilot programs common in most of the world. This report provides the data that can help accelerate the strategic use and evaluation of mobile technologies as mHealth is taken to scale to help meet health needs.”

The study, mHealth: New Horizons for Health through Mobile Technologies, is the most comprehensive global study of mHealth activity to date. Written by WHO’s Global Observatory for eHealth, the report analyzes data from 112 countries by 14 mHealth activity types, as well as WHO region and World Bank income group. The report also documents the maturity of mHealth activities, and barriers to mHealth adoption and scale.

Although the report shows a groundswell of mHealth activity globally, the majority of these projects are still in pilot phase. Two-thirds of countries surveyed reported between one and three mHealth activities, yet only 12% of reported efforts to evaluate their mHealth activities.

The four most frequently reported mHealth initiatives were health call centres (59%), emergency toll-free telephone services (55%), managing emergencies and disasters (54%), and mobile telemedicine (49%). mHealth initiatives varied by region and income group, with health survey initiatives, for example, being among the most commonly reported mHealth activities in low income countries, yet among the least commonly reported mHealth activities globally.

The 14 mHealth activity types include: appointment reminders, community mobilization and health promotion, decision support systems, emergency toll-free telephone services, health call centers/health care telephone helplines, health surveillance, health surveys, information initiatives, mobile telemedicine, patient monitoring, patient records, public health emergencies, raising awareness, and treatment compliance.

The complete report is available on the WHO website http://www.who.int/goe/publications.

Press contacts:

In Cape Town, South Africa:

Sarah Hiller

shiller(at)unfoundation(dot)org

Mobile: + 1 202-280-5031    

In Washington, D.C.:

Karin Lornsen

klornsen(at)unfoundation(dot)org

Office: + 1 202-887-9040

About the mHealth Alliance

The mHealth Alliance (mHA) mobilizes innovation to deliver quality health at the furthest reaches of wireless networks and mobile devices. Working with diverse partners, the mHA advances mHealth through research, advocacy, and support for the development of interoperable solutions and sustainable deployment models. The mHA sponsors innovation challenges and conferences, leads cross-sector mHealth initiatives, and hosts HUB (Health UnBound), a global online community for resource sharing and collaborative solution generation. Founding partners include the Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, PEPFAR, the GSM Association, and HP. More information is available at: http://www.mHealthAlliance.org.

About the UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns focus on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a new energy future, securing peace and human rights, and promoting technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

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Government Regulation,Public Policy and the Deficit Crisis for Healthcare on Agenda at Mobile Health Expo Opening Today in New York City

Government Regulation,Public Policy and the Deficit Crisis for Healthcare on Agenda at Mobile Health Expo Opening Today in New York City










New York City (PRWEB) June 22, 2011

Mobile Health Expo™, the only event focusing on the convergence of mobile technology and healthcare across the entire mobile health ecosystem, today announced an impressive array of speakers that will address the government regulatory environment and the impact of legislation, compliance, and public policy on mobile health and the current health care deficit crisis. Mobile Health Expo will be held June 21-23, 2011 at the New York City Javits Convention Center.

Technology innovation and healthcare reform have heightened the interest and demand for mobile health technology. Mobile Health Expo organizers have assembled speakers with backgrounds in regulation, compliance and public policy to address such questions as:


    How does federal and state legislation impact mobile health?
    How will current and future policy discussions be played out?
    What role does the FDA play in regulating mobile health applications and devices?
    What are the regulatory compliance strategies for mobile health products?

Date: Tuesday, June 21- 23, 2011

Time: 9am

Where: New York City Jacob Javits Center

“The speakers we have at our event to address government regulation, public policy and the deficit crisis are shaping the future of health care. Companies that are creating mobile health applications and devices are the disruptive force needed to transform the health care industry,” said Wendy Thomas, founder and CEO of Mobile Health Expo.

To learn more information about these speakers, their sessions and the entire conference line-up, visit: http://www.mobilehealthexpo.com/newyork/speakers.php

About Mobile Health Expo

Mobile Health Expo™ is the only event focusing on the convergence of mobile technology and healthcare across the entire mobile health ecosystem. Mobile Health Expo is designed to catalyze the discussions, partnerships, visions and public policy debates to move mobile health into the future. The event will take place June 21-23, 2011 at the York City Javits Convention Center. For more information, visit http://www.mobilehealthexpo.com

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Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information

Cognovant Developing a Consumer-Controlled Mobile Platform that will Empower Individuals to Manage and Own their Health Information












Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

Cognovant Inc., a consumer-health company specializing in mobile, personal health record technology, has put down roots in Kansas City and begun developing applications with specialized systems and tools that will allow individuals to manage and own their health and health information.

Joe Ketcherside, MD – Cognovant’s President and Chief Executive Officer – is leading the start up under the guiding principle that empowered individuals will achieve better outcomes than are possible with the current health system/provider-centric model of health care. For additional and updated information, visit http://www.cognovant.com.

Cognovant’s mPHR will provide consumers with the technical capability to access health information, share health information, increase health and wellness understanding, participate in clinical trials, contribute to the general knowledge base and to transform into better-educated consumers of health and wellness care. Furthermore, consumers will be empowered through connectivity to technologies that monitor and encourage progress in wellness and health care management plans.

“We want to be the iTunes of health,” said Ketcherside, a former neurosurgeon and Cognovant co-founder. “Our mPHR will be entirely consumer-controlled and owned. This will allow data mobility across the person’s lifetime as they change jobs/careers, providers, location, or needs. This will also provide personal control of health record security, privacy, and reuse or sharing.

“The value of including consumers as ‘information donors’ in the health system is becoming widely recognized and accepted because much of this data and context would otherwise not be captured,” he added. “Patients taking charge of their daily care management is an absolute game-changer. Our mPHR will not diminish the role of the physician, but will enlarge the role of the patient in his or her care and wellness decisions.”

About Cognovant:

Cognovant’s proprietary intellectual property reflects the unique knowledge base of the founders derived from more than 30 years of experience and success in developing and implementing health information technology (HIT) in hospital, clinics, and long-term care facilities. This experience and success covers HIT interoperability, content emulation, usability, work flow, clinical-decision support, public policy, patient safety, and commercialization of HIT applications.

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