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By Jonah Comstock February 18, 2014
Despite how long the smartphone has been around, it still hasn't completely replaced the pager in healthcare. Now the smartwatch is getting its chance to try to knock out the beeper. Longtime secure healthcare messaging vendor CellTrust is offering a new pager replacement software that can run at least partially on Samsung's smartwatch offering, Galaxy Gear. CellTrust's app-based solution, called...
By Brian Dolan February 14, 2014
Based on an exhaustive search of Apple’s AppStore and the Google Play store in September 2013, MobiHealthNews found 205 apps that were “hospital-branded” and intended for use by consumers or patients. By that we mean simply that the hospital has put its name on these apps. For this special MobiHealthNews In-Depth we are publicly sharing for the first time the topline findings from our report. If...
By Aditi Pai February 13, 2014
GE Healthcare launched a new app and website this month called GE MIND, which stands for Make an Impact on Neurological Disorders. GE MIND aims to identify "gaps in current frameworks for the prediction, detection, diagnosis, and care of people with neurological disorders and to propose viable solutions," according to the app's description. GE worked with Dr. Monica M. Kurtis, a consulting...
By Aditi Pai February 13, 2014
Penn Medicine, a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, announced a collaboration with hospital software development company Teqqa this week to develop a new software platform and mobile app that aims to help physicians prescribe the most effective antibiotics to patients. The software will help clinicians conduct microbiology data analysis, and the app will help physicians, who...
By Jonah Comstock February 12, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic has released a patient-facing iPad app to help users manage epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. The app, called MyEpilepsy, contains both educational materials and tracking tools for patients. According to the CDC, about 2.8 million people in the United States have epilepsy. The informational features on the app include epilepsy...
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2014
Vantage Health and parent company Nanobeak announced this week that they have partnered up with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) to help develop its point-of-care chemical sensor apps. Beyond developing the sensor, the partnership will include planning and executing clinical trials at STSI and two other locations. Initial form factors of the device resemble some smartphone-enabled...
By Jonah Comstock February 11, 2014
A new patient-facing educational app for stroke patients is due to start proof-of-concept testing in hospitals next month. Hermosa Beach, California-based personalRN is developing StrokeApp, a context-dependent app that will anticipate the particular questions stroke patients have based on their demographics, the kind of stroke they're suffering from, and whether they're receiving care in the...
By Aditi Pai February 7, 2014
Johns Hopkins National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) has launched two new web apps and updated a third to help hospital first responders and hospital planners prepare for emergency situations. The two new apps are Flucast and Surge. Johns Hopkins made the third, EMCAPS, a downloadable program meant for first-responder training and hospital disaster...
By Jonah Comstock February 5, 2014
The promise of Google's glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation's 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears. If that sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. A number of voices in the diabetes care...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2014
Ryan McQuaid, a former lead product marketing manager of AT&T's mHealth Platform business, recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for his new company, PlushCare, an app-based system that lets users email, call and video chat with doctors for a subscription fee. (Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated McQuaid was Former Head of Product for AT&T mHealth)....

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