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By Jonah Comstock 06:29 pm December 8, 2013
Janet Stiven Healthcare providers are turning to cloud-based data storage because of the promise of significant savings. But companies aren't saving as much as they expect, because of the additional costs associated with security, according to Joseph Pennell, an associate at Mayer Brown. Pennell and Janet Stiven, a Dykema Gossett PLLC Member, spoke about cloud security at the mHealth Summit in...
By Jonah Comstock 07:58 am December 4, 2013
Specialist consultations via smartphone are most effective when they make use of not only speech, but annotated images, according to a clinical trial recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. In a randomized trial of 42 Swiss medical students, all participants were given a hypothetical case of a patient in need of hand surgery. They all prepared by looking at an X-ray image...
By Aditi Pai 08:55 am December 2, 2013
Happtique, subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association’s for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, announced the first apps in its registry, which came from 10 companies that paid to have their apps go through the certification process. The launch happened almost two years after Happtique first announced its plans to create a certification program. The apps in Happtique's group ranged from...
By Aditi Pai 05:00 am November 30, 2013
This week MobiHealthNews covered UCLA's partnership with smart cane startup Isowalk, rounded up 51 digital health metrics for 2013 and reported on a UK startup's Bluetooth measuring system for ostomy bags. This was just some of the news that has come out recently. Here are some other pieces we have been reading. The Next Frontier in Heart Care -- Wall Street Journal The Framingham Heart Study and...
By Neil Versel 11:18 am November 25, 2013
Patient empowerment often is about taking care into one's own hands. Usually that means making a lot of noise or at least asking a lot of questions. Less common is the entrepreneurial path in search of a technological fix to a personal health issue. Michael Seres, co-founder of London-based 11 Health, took the latter approach. As Seres tells it, he was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 12....
By Jonah Comstock 10:53 am November 21, 2013
Voxiva has released an iOS and Android app version of Care4life, its type 2 diabetes management text message program. In the app, users can set medication and appointment reminders, access recipes and nutrition tips, self-report and track blood glucose readings, and track weight and exercise goals. Additionally, the app sends users the same messages they would receive through the texting program...
By Neil Versel 03:49 am November 21, 2013
"A conclusion of my work is that mobile apps work. If you have something, make a mobile app and it will work," Dr. Paul Fontelo, director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine, said Tuesday while presenting a paper at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Washington. That may be an oversimplification...
By Jonah Comstock 03:00 am November 21, 2013
Covidien, a 19-year-old medical device company, announced the launch of a new web-based remote monitoring system for its patient monitoring system. Known as Vital Sync, the software offering will allow doctors to monitor bedside monitors like respirators from their PCs or mobile devices. Vital Sync will send data such as trend data, waveforms, audible alerts, color coded alarms, and settings...
By Jonah Comstock 09:56 am November 20, 2013
Learn It Live's Alere-branded offering. Healthbox has announced its seventh class of health startups and its second class in its home city of Chicago. The new class is sponsored by State Farm, and a number of hospitals and health systems in the midwest are partnering with Healthbox, namely St. Louis-based Ascension Health's Chicago-based health ministry; Alexian Brothers Health System;...
By Neil Versel 03:00 am November 19, 2013
Growing pains and other hiccups in the sharing of data with patients doesn't mean healthcare providers should stop trying to make information more accessible to consumers or that people should stop demanding to be more at the center of their own healthcare, a well-known advocate of participatory medicine told an audience of medical informatics professionals. Keynoting the opening session of the...