January 21, 2014
New Jersey-based Honeywell HomMed launched a new version of its Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring system, adding 4G connectivity and more efficient video visits to the platform.
The Genesis Touch 2.1 runs on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 platform. The original version of the device launched in February 2012 in the United States and included less advanced video features which could only...
January 17, 2014
Phobious's augmented reality app.
Correction: A previous version of this story identified this as DreamIt's third class, rather than it's second.
DreamIt Health, a relative newcomer to the digital health incubator scene, has proven itself no slouch at recruiting big name provider partners. It launched its first Philadelphia-based class with the support of Independence Blue Cross and Penn...
January 16, 2014
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences has decided to give its students iPads, who are starting medical school in August, as a result of curriculum changes.
Although medical schools started providing students with iPads as early as 2011, Dr. Bernhard Wiedermann, a professor of pediatrics at George Washington's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said the school was waiting...
January 7, 2014
Since the beginning of 2013, the Joint Commission has required accredited hospitals to meet certain standards for patient flow through the emergency department. To comply, St. Rita's Medical Center, a Catholic Health Partners hospital in Lima, Ohio, has focused on nursing workflow and patient comfort by emphasizing mobile communications both inside and outside the building.
January 3, 2014
A new study from the Scripps Translational Science Institute, published in the American Journal of Medicine, shows that iRhythm's Zio patch, a wireless adhesive heart monitor patch, detects more arrhythmia events than a traditional Holter monitor and provides a better experience for patients.
The study of 146 patients with mild atrial fibrillation compared the two devices over the length of time...
December 23, 2013
1EQ, maker of a health information organizing tool for patients and providers, raised $1.1 million from Kensington Partners and the Ense Group. The first $200,000 was raised in February to get their minimum viable product out, the company said, and the rest was raised recently to create a scalable product and push this product into hospitals and clinics.
The company's platform integrates genomic...
December 19, 2013
"Virtual house calls" over consumer-grade webcams and mobile devices have great potential to improve the care of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders, new research has shown, but the lingering issues of reimbursement and physician licensure continue to hinder growth of remote consultations.
In a study published this month as an open-access article in the journal...
December 18, 2013
Scripps Health is piloting Sotera Wireless's ViSi mobile, a wireless patient monitoring system, with up to 30 patients at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California. Although the Scripps Translational Science Institute has investigated ViSi devices before, this pilot marks the first time Scripps has used the device in a real-world clinical setting.
The ViSi Mobile system continuously monitors...
December 18, 2013
When the news first broke back in March of the Health eHeart Study, a University of California in San Francisco study leveraging mobile health apps and connected consumer medical devices in an effort to track and monitor 1 million people in real-time, MobiHealthNews identified several of the devices being used in the study from publicity materials. One of those companies, San Francisco-based...
December 17, 2013
drchrono's OnPatient app
Mobile EHR company drchrono is opening a developer API, allowing any one to build an app that interacts with the free, iPad-based platform.
"I think this API is letting us build and deliver a better product than even large multi-billion dollar EHR companies," Michael Nusimow, CEO and cofounder of drchrono told MobiHealthNews. "They're not Silicon Valley companies and...