iPad

By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2017
The Bungie Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the video game company behind the Halo and Destiny franchises, is scaling up an initiative to get iPads into children’s hospitals with the help of Apple device management company Jamf. The foundation’s iPads for Kids program gets iPads preloaded with age-appropriate games into the hands of pediatric patients at no charge to the hospital. It’s been...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2017
UK-based cognitive assessment company Cambridge Cognition has received FDA clearance for Cantab Mobile, the company's iPad-based assessment tool for memory issues in older adults. The app, which already had a CE Mark, received FDA clearance January 13th. Cantab Mobile is a 10-minute test -- based on the Pairs Associates Learning or PAL test -- administered via a tablet that puts the user through...
By Heather Mack September 27, 2016
Beginning this fall, Aetna will combine Apple’s consumer tech offerings with its analytics-based wellness and care management programs by integrating several iOS-exclusive health initiatives. First off, the company will make the Apple Watch available to some of its large employers and individual members during open enrollment season, and will be subsidizing part of the cost. Aetna will also be...
By Heather Mack August 30, 2016
The hypnotic trance kids enter when they’re staring at an iPad isn’t just for on-demand quiet time in restaurants or cars. Turns out, the smart tablets are so effective at zoning out kids, they work just as well as sedatives to quell anxiety before surgery. A group of French doctors, led by Dr. Dominique Chassard of Hopital Mere Enfant, Hospices Civils de Lyon, presented a poster at the World...
By Heather Mack August 9, 2016
Diagnostic information company Quest Diagnostics has launched an iPad-based cognitive assessment tool to aid doctors in diagnosis, assessment and care management of people with cognitive dysfunction. The app, called CogniSense, was made available on iTunes following a 300-patient pilot study with Long Island ACO Primary PartnerCare. Dr. Edward I. Ginns, Quest Diagnostic’s medical director in...
By Jonah Comstock February 3, 2016
Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group, a global consulting firm with a significant healthcare business, has acquired mobile health software company MyRounding for an unidsclosed amount. HCG will make MyRounding part of its healthcare group and make its software available to hospital clients.  “The combined firms are better positioned to support the growing needs of our hospital and health system...
By Jonah Comstock June 23, 2015
What constitutes a successful patient portal? Is it enough that patients engage with the portal, or do they actually need to demonstrate that they've learned new information from it? These are questions hospitals are grappling with as they seek to deploy patient portals and meet Meaningful Use guidelines. One study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Society,...
By Aditi Pai April 30, 2015
Apple and IBM have partnered with Japanese conglomerate Japan Post Group -- building on the partnership the two tech companies announced last year --to provide Japanese senior citizens with iPads that they can use to manage their health. Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted to reporters that the rollout in Japan could lead to similar ones in other countries in the future. Japan Post Group operates post...
By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2015
Advance Health, a Chantilly, Virginia-based company that makes mobile patient data capture software for managed care providers, has raised $40 million in a round led by Summit Partners. Noro-Moseley Partners also contributed to the round. This is the first round of funding the company has publicly disclosed. Advance Health provides managed care to the elderly and others with chronic health...
By Jonah Comstock September 4, 2014
Otoharmonics, a startup out of the Baker Group supported by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an iPad or iPod Touch application that treats a medical condition called tinnitus. Technology behind the Levo system, originally developed at Cedars-Sinai, uses sound therapy to train the brain to ignore the ringing sounds caused by tinnitus. Tinnitus is a persistent...