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By Jonah Comstock 06:14 am October 25, 2013
Patient engagement was a major theme of the Partners Connected Health Symposium, and that theme came to a head Thursday with a talk from Epic President Carl Dvorak, who contends that for electronic health records like Epic, engagement with the patients is "the last mile," the home stretch EHR vendors are currently embarking on. Everything Epic does to innovate, Dvorak said, he assumes will soon...
By Aditi Pai 11:29 am October 24, 2013
Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare has launched online health social community Wellocracy. In 2012, Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar told MobiHealthNews Wellocracy is “a community dedicated to improving the health of regular folks." On the website, users can read “1-a-Day” and “Fit-it-In” tips, learn from Wellocracy experts about which mobile apps, sleep...
By Aditi Pai 08:26 am October 24, 2013
Propeller Health's respitory management platform The mobile health space is getting crowded, Proteus Digital Health Chief Product Officer David O'Reilly said at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. "I find it a little tedious how many different wristbands based on the same accelerometer technology are coming out," O'Reilly said. "But what's happening is people are getting...
By Jonah Comstock 08:19 am October 24, 2013
Today, Verizon Wireless announced the launch of its Converged Health Management system, which was cleared by the FDA in August. The Converged Health Management system consists of a wirelessly connected home health monitoring hub similar to Qualcomm Life's 2net hub or Alere Connect's remote monitoring system. Verizon will sell the device to self-insured employers, insurance companies, hospitals,...
By Neil Versel 02:08 pm October 23, 2013
While many companies offer free, "lite" versions of their software to small organizations in hopes of landing sales from larger institutions, DoctorBase, maker of secure, mobile patient-provider communications, is taking the opposite approach. The San Francisco-based vendor this week released a free enterprise edition of its Panda communications system for hospitals – albeit smaller ones – and...
By Jonah Comstock 01:08 pm October 22, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), the San Diego-based collaboration between Scripps Health and the Scripps Research Institute, has received a $29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, called the Clinical and Translational Science Award, is the largest single grant the NIH issues, according to Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Dr. Eric...
By Jonah Comstock 01:43 pm October 21, 2013
An ambitious health website, launching Friday, aims to combine a number of different health features -- including telemedicine, personal health records, and health social networks -- into one comprehensive online platform. Prevently, founded by Harvard University undergraduate students Laurence Girard and Kristen Faulkner, is one of three companies coming through a Long Island-based technology...
By Neil Versel 01:24 pm October 21, 2013
Mobile health interventions developer Agile Health is moving beyond its roots in smoking cessation by releasing myAgileLife, a text messaging-based program to help people learn behavioral skills to manage type 2 diabetes. myAgileLife, the first product Nashville, Tenn.-based Agile Health has commercialized on a messaging platform acquired last year from the University of Southern California,...
By Neil Versel 04:41 am October 17, 2013
Count Orca Health as the latest mobile health company to pivot from a direct-to-consumer strategy toward serving healthcare professionals. Orca isn't completely abandoning DTC, but the Sandy, Utah-based maker of mobile medical reference tools this week introduced Patient Education for Healthcare Professionals, a series of interactive iPhone and iPad apps that allows clinicians to prescribe...
By Neil Versel 12:15 pm October 16, 2013
Fresh off its partial takeover by a venture capital firm, Duet Health, a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of mobile communications services for patient education, is looking to raise its profile. The first step for Duet Health, which got a majority investment of an undisclosed amount from Baird Capital Partners over the summer – not widely publicized until this month – is to develop a marketing...