IQMax releases healthcare dictation app for Android OS; Stryker launches first iPad applications for surgeons;

> IQMax last week announced the release of IQSpeak, its healthcare dictation app for Android OS. The app integrates a physician's patient schedule with the ability to dictate patient notes using any device supporting Android OS. Press release

> Mobile app business model soon will rely less on app sales, and more on selling services like remote health monitoring as well as add-on devices for the apps themselves, according to the latest findings from research2guidance. Post

> Stryker Corporation launched its first iPad applications for surgeons--Stryker Flipchart and OpTech Live--the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) convention last week in New Jersey. The former helps orthopaedic specialists explain hip, knee or shoulder replacement procedures to patients, while the latter is a guide to Stryker Orthopaedics' surgical protocols. Press release

> The CIO Health Alliance is really pushing mobile healthcare, teaming up with the nonprofit mHealth Initiative to add a host of mobile health content to its April 2011 CIO Healthcare Summit in Arizona. Announcement (.pdf)

> New on the mobile scene, Health Care Alert is debuting a mobile app to reminds users when they need to have basic medical screenings and health checks. Announcement

> Mobile broadband expanding at light speed. The good news for mHealth: Last year alone, carriers invested more than $70 billion to upgrade and expand their wireless broadband networks and infrastructure around the globe, officials said at last week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Article 

> Rush University researchers are set to study the effects of telemedicine in the ICU, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. No word on when the results will be in, though. Press release (.pdf)

And Finally... Call it Frogger's Revenge. Article 

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