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By Aditi Pai July 10, 2014
Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare have developed a smartphone-based test for measuring salivary cortisol, which can help care providers understand the patient's stress levels. The test can be performed at the point of care in just five minutes. When someone feels stress, their body’s natural response is to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, to help them deal with the “...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2014
Washington, DC-based modus health, a spin-off of a prosthesis company called Orthocare Innovations, has launched with the goal of creating a wearable activity tracker for clinical use. The technology is building on a research device called StepWatch that Orthocare has been using for some time. "It’s sort of a wearable [that was created] before wearables were cool and it is a validated wearable...
By Aditi Pai July 8, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched a pilot in which 700 mental health patients receive access to their therapists' notes on their laptop or smartphone, according to a must-read report in the New York Times. "Nationally, the momentum is shifting in favor of transparency in the medical record, but understandable caution and controversy remain when it comes to mental health...
By Jonah Comstock July 8, 2014
New York City-based Mt. Sinai Medical Center has begun offering iPads to patients to keep track of their hospital stay. The central feature of the app, Patient Itinerary, allows patients to stay informed about when they are scheduled for surgeries, lab tests, and consultations. "If you have a patient that’s here for five or six days, they really don’t know what’s going to be happen during the...
By Jonah Comstock July 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has released its second patient-facing app, called Intermountain Health Hub. The app, available from both the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, contains a number of different features and functions for Intermountain patients including medical reference information, information for locating care, and access to health records. The app has...
By Brian Dolan July 7, 2014
Events company Health 2.0 recently announced the startups and healthcare host companies that won the second annual Pilot Health Tech NYC awards, which offer up to $100,000 to help fund a pilot at a healthcare organization. While last year's inaugural group of winners piloted their wares exclusively at hospitals, this year the host company could be any kind of healthcare stakeholder, including...
By Aditi Pai July 2, 2014
Eighty percent of smartphone users are interested in using their smartphones to interact with health care providers, according to a FICO survey of 2,239 adult smartphone users from the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, and the United States. The survey analyzed how consumers prefer to interact with health care providers on mobile...
By Jonah Comstock July 1, 2014
Jonathan Jagoda presented the compact at ATA 2014 in Baltimore in May. The Federation of State Medical Boards has come forth with a proposal to expedite the process of doctors getting licensed in additional states, hopefully weakening one of the biggest regulatory barriers to the promulgation of telemedicine. The proposal takes the form of an "interstate compact", which is a legally binding...
By Aditi Pai July 1, 2014
San Francisco-based patient education tool BetterDoctor raised $10 million, according to an SEC filing. The company told MobiHealthNews the round is not yet complete. This brings the company's total funding to at least $13 million to date. Existing investors include Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC, Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co, and 500 Startups. The service, available via iPhone app or online...
By Aditi Pai June 30, 2014
Paris-based KelDoc, an doctor appointment booking app, raised $1.4 million (1 million euros) from existing investor Alven Capital and other angel investors, according to a report from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to about $2 million. Keldoc plans to use these funds to expand across major cities in Europe. Currently, the service is only offered in France. With KelDoc's app,...