Epocrates IPO reveals $400K mobile EHR acquisition

iChart Mobile EMR iPhone AppEarlier this year at the HIMSS event, Epocrates announced its plans to offer an affordable, easy to implement electronic health record specifically for the solo practitioner or small physician group. At the time it was a bit of an open secret that Epocrates had acquired some of Caretools' iChart assets since Epocrates named Dr.

Employers, evangelize! and other mHealth news

CareCenter MD ECGEmployers must promote consumer health: The head of PHR platform provider Dossia, Colin Evans, has a worthwhile column on the employers' role in mobile and consumer health: "Informing and empowering employees is central to employers’ broader efforts to more proactively promote health care consumerism, shift toward high value health plans, and intervene directly

Interview: Skype's mobile health interest

Skype 4 iPhone AppDoes Skype have an interest in mobile health? Yes -- well -- sort of. The voice and video chat company recently announced that it had joined Verizon as a sponsor of the upcoming FNIH mHealth Summit in Washington DC this November. Skype's sponsorship raised eyebrows because the company has not previously stated a specific interest in mobile health.

Roundup: 7 mobile health videos

During the past week we noticed a number of new mobile health related videos posted to YouTube. Here's a quick round-up of seven videos we found interesting and relevant to the mobile health industry. They range from quick clips from national television to interviews conducted on-site at various industry events.

A Fox affiliate recently put together a quick segment on fitness applications for smartphones. Two apps were featured: