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By Aditi Pai July 25, 2013
Madison, Wisconsin-based Asthmapolis, which offers an FDA-cleared inhaler sensor and companion app, announced a deal with San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers. The hospital will offer the Asthmapolis platform as part of its asthma respiratory health management program. Asthmapolis' device is a sensor that attaches to most inhalers for patients who have asthma or COPD. The sensor...
By Neil Versel July 25, 2013
OneHealth Solutions, a company that largely has focused on employer groups, is for the first time applying its mobile and Web platform for patient behavior change to primary care, courtesy of a partnership with Boston Medical Center. The safety-net hospital, an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, is adopting the OneHealth system, originally to treat substance abuse, depression and...
By Neil Versel July 23, 2013
While other hospitals are trying to comply with a new Medicare policy by assuring recently discharged patients don't have to be readmitted, Orlando Health is trying to prevent inpatient admissions in the first place by sending some patients home from the emergency department with telemonitoring equipment. The Central Florida health system is a month into a planned four-month pilot of home-based...
By Aditi Pai July 19, 2013
Last November, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of Apple’s top apps for doctors, nurses, and patients. Since then, Apple has added some new apps to its list and taken off many others. In September 2011, Apple added a new section to its AppStore for healthcare professionals that included about 50 apps designed for iPad and iPhone users. A little more than a year later the section was slightly...
By Neil Versel July 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Kaplan The research community appears to be relishing the challenge of producing enough scientific evidence to prove or disprove the efficacy of mobile health technologies while also remaining open to new methods of evaluation that can keep pace with rapid innovation. "The literature has really mushroomed in the last couple of years," Robert M. Kaplan, director of the Office of...
By Neil Versel July 12, 2013
Speakers didn't pull many punches on the first day of the 10th annual Healthcare Unbound conference in Aurora, Colorado, Thursday, nor did they always agree, either. "Go forth and disrupt. Go forth and disrupt patient care," instructed health IT consultant Vince Kuraitis, principal and founder of Boise, Idaho-based Better Health Technologies, and a member of the conference advisory board. That...
By Jonah Comstock July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. "I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
By Aditi Pai July 11, 2013
A study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, showed wireless mobile technologies positively impact patient engagement and can be more effective than modem-based devices. The study was published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology in May. In the 30 patient study, participants using Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices connected to a cellular-...
By Neil Versel July 10, 2013
A large, multi-state anesthesia group will use the iPad version of Shareable Ink's Anesthesia Cloud EHR module to help clinicians document patient encounters at all 25 of its practice locations, Nashville, Tenn.-based Shareable Ink announced Tuesday. The group, Resolute Anesthesia and Pain Solutions, has been piloting the system at its flagship Boca Raton, Fla., location as physicians there work...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2013
San Francisco-based Hospice by the Bay, the second oldest hospice care facility in the nation, has introduced an app to help physicians refer patients to end of life care. "If you look at the overall population, the eligible population of Medicare patients, only about 50 percent of those eligible ever get hospice care for a lot of reasons," David Zwicky, director of business strategy at Hospice...

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