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By Brian Dolan 06:38 am March 31, 2014
Berlin-based Caterna Vision Therapy will soon become the developer of the first mobile medical app in Germany to be prescribed to patients by physicians and that has reimbursement in place from a health plan, Caterna's founder Dr. Markus Müschenich told MobiHealthNews. Beginning tomorrow -- April 1st -- Caterna's online program for children with amblyopia, a visual impairment condition, will be...
By Aditi Pai 06:56 am March 28, 2014
MomentStrong is conducting a similar study A smartphone application that helps support alcohol-dependent people after they leave a treatment program may have a significant impact on patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study involved 349 patients who were part of five different treatment programs, two in the Northeast and three in...
By Jonah Comstock 06:40 am March 28, 2014
Hospitals are starting to get serious about implementing enterprise-level, smartphone-based systems for nurses, according to a study by Spyglass Consulting. In a survey of 100 tech savvy nurses from around the country, half said their hospital was now evaluating such an offering. Only 4 percent had actually implemented them already. Enterprise mobile systems are applications that include (and go...
By Aditi Pai 06:20 am March 28, 2014
Urs Albrecht, deputy director at the Germany-based Peter L Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, has developed an app that simulates injuries and health conditions for medical students. The app uses QR code-like technology to show a simulated medical issue using augmented reality through the medical student's mobile device. Albrecht, who also works at the Department of Legal Medicine of...
By Jonah Comstock 12:52 pm March 27, 2014
Left to Right: Halamka, Dreyer, Landman, Stack, and Weygandt. As regulatory efforts like ICD-10 and Meaningful Use continue to march on, the vision of policy and the reality of physician experience don't always line up. That was the key take away from The Art of Medicine, a panel discussion hosted by Nuance in Boston, Massachusetts this week. "We had a Big Bang moment, we had a horrible...
By Jonah Comstock 06:32 am March 27, 2014
Innosight's Chatham Sullivan speaks at Better Health Boston. Iora Health COO Alexander Packard also spoke at the event. Iora Health, a 3-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, has six private practices taking a novel, patient-centric, technology-driven approach to care. At McKesson's Better Health Boston event this week, chief operating officer Alexander Packard spoke about the...
By Brian Dolan 05:00 am March 27, 2014
San Antonio, Texas-based mobile healthcare company AirStrip has acquired the assets of wireless monitoring startup Sense4Baby and licensed the associated technology that the startup was founded on from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Sense4Baby raised $4 million from The West Health Investment Fund in early 2013. The...
By Brian Dolan 05:00 am March 27, 2014
San Diego-based Reflexion Health, which offers physical therapy programs that leverage Microsoft Kinect for Windows, has raised $7.5 million from the West Health Investment Fund. The Fund was also the sole investor in Reflexion's $4.25 million seed round in 2012. The Reflexion system is currently undergoing pilot studies at Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston and San Diego...
By Brian Dolan 09:06 am March 25, 2014
Keep Spriggy Safe While mobile health has been a prominent topic for healthcare providers for the past few years, healthcare is still behind other industries when it comes to leveraging mobile to better engage with customers or patients. According to a recent survey of 2,300 chief information officers (CIOs) at US companies -- not just healthcare ones, all types -- 70 percent said they had...
By Brian Dolan 08:40 am March 24, 2014
San Francisco-based Augmedix, which has developed a Google Glass clinical documentation offering for physicians raised $3.2 million last week in a round led by DCM and Emergence Capital Partners. Other investors included Great Oaks Venture Capital, Rock Health's LPs (Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Aberdare), and various angels. Emergence had previously invested in Doximity and...