Chris Gullo

January 4, 2012
Philadelphia-based insurer Independence Blue Cross (IBC) will release multiple mobile applications using Kony's middleware development platform, called KonyOne. The platform enables developers to create scalable apps that work across a number of devices and operating systems. Kony's Write Once, Run Everywhere technology churns out apps that natively run on various operating systems, including iOS...
January 3, 2012
iTriage announced this week that it has integrated with Microsoft's HealthVault to provide users of the location-aware symptom checker app a read-only view of their personal health records. The integration makes HealthVault data viewable via an iPhone app. iTriage expects to make a similar update to its Android app in the next few weeks. Aetna acquired iTriage for an undisclosed sum in December;...
January 2, 2012
Less than one percent of US hospitals have fully functional tablet systems, according to Jonathan Mack, director of clinical research and development at the West Wireless Health Institute. Despite financial incentives from the government, US hospitals are still slow to adopt EMRs, Mack told Kaiser Health News in a recent interview. Those that do might not have access to a native tablet...
January 2, 2012
HP's webOS platform may find new life as an open source operating system for healthcare applications. Researchers at Stanford University have developed applications for the HP TouchPad tablet, a discontinued webOS device, to operate an interventional MRI scanner and view patient respiration data and images gathered from the device. Andrew B. Holbrook, a research associate at Stanford's Department...
December 21, 2011
US HealthConnect (USH) has acquired the assets of Chicago-based ReachMD, both companies announced this week. All of ReachMD's assets, including its mobile apps and rights to its Sirius/XM satellite radio station, are included in the deal. ReachMD's main offering is a national satellite radio channel for medical professionals, which offers programming on clinical discussions, industry news, and...
December 20, 2011
Mobile health incubator Rock Health recently announced its second group of startups, the "Spring Class of 2012." The 15 companies will begin the incubator's five month program in January. The program includes $20,000 in grants, mentorship from health policy and business experts, as well as office space. Rock Health, founded by four Harvard Business School graduates, launched as an digital health...
December 19, 2011
CardioMapper, the first app to use the Bluetooth Smart low-energy spec, is now available in Apple's AppStore and available for iPhone 4S users. The $1.99 app from developer body-PRO is capable of connecting and continously transmitting data from heart rate monitors that feature Bluetooth Smart (previously known as Bluetooth 4.0) support. For more than 10 years body-PRO has developed mobile health...
December 19, 2011
MIM Software received its second FDA 510(k) clearance this week for the latest version of its Mobile MIM radiology app. The newest FDA clearance adds support for viewing images to plan for a radiation-based treatment. Mobile MIM is used to view high resolution diagnostic X-ray and ultrasound images downloaded from either MIM's MIMcloud cloud-based service or a workstation. With the app's latest...
December 19, 2011
Microsoft released an official mobile app for its HealthVault PHR platform last week for smartphones running the company's Windows Phone 7 operating system. The free app allows users to quickly input medical information such as immunizations and allergies to the cloud-based service, view graphs charting blood pressure and glucose readings, review insurance information and family medical history,...
December 16, 2011
Healthline, a consumer health search engine, published a list of 2011's most-searched health and medical terms via both desktop computers or laptops (web searches) and via mobile devices (mobile search). The published data reveals significant differences in what consumers search for from the privacy of their mobile devices vs. from PCs. Top mobile searches included keywords related to more...