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Mayo Clinic blockchain EHR
By Mike Miliard June 20, 2018
Medicalchain, a London-based startup that develops blockchain technology for storing electronic health records, announced this week that it is has signed a working agreement with the Mayo Clinic to explore different distributed ledger initiatives at the health system. The company says its blockchain platform can securely store health records, describing it as a single source of truth that can...
By MobiHealthNews June 1, 2018
Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream. Earlier this week, a national review of 145 telemedicine studies conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that the technology likely improves access to care and has clinical benefits in acute and chronic care. This report also found less robust evidence that telemedicine in these...
By Laura Lovett April 11, 2018
More mobile devices equal happier patients, according to a survey commissioned by Jamf, an Apple-focused mobile device management company. The survey, which was conducted by third party research group Vanson Bourne, found that 96 percent of healthcare IT decision makers that implemented a mobile device initiative saw a positive impact on the patient experience.  The survey also revealed that more...
By Laura Lovett March 29, 2018
Digital wound care company Swift Medical has just announced that it has secured $11.6 million in a Series A funding round led by Data Collective in Palo Alto, California, with participation from Montreal-based Real Ventures, Relay Ventures in Toronto, DHVC in Palo Alto, and Business Development Bank of Canadian Montreal.  “This growth funding enables us to expand our reach and bring Swift’s...
By Laura Lovett March 21, 2018
Smartwatches were able to detect atrial fibrillation when paired with a deep neural network, according to a study published today in JAMA. While the technology had the ability to passively detected atrial fibrillation, there was some loss of sensitivity and specificity against the gold-standard ECG.  “Given the broad and growing use of smartwatches and ready accessibility of downloadable mobile...
By Dave Muoio January 29, 2018
Israel-based telehealth provider and device maker Tyto Care has raised $25 million in Series C funding, the company announced today. The round was led by Ping An Insurance Group Company of China’s Global Voyager Fund, as well as a collection of new and returning investors. Included among those returning are Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed, Fosun Pharma, and LionBird, whereas Israeli...
By Heather Mack September 23, 2016
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have launched a clinical study using Apple’s ResearchKit to monitor the daily activity of people with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The app, VascTrac, will be using data from the participant’s iPhone to measure how far and long they can walk, which is a key indicator of the level of pain they are experiencing from the circulatory condition...
By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2016
While Under Armour, Apple, and Weight Watchers, have all, to varying degrees, become more involved in the calorie-tracking mobile app space, Lose It, one of the original innovators, has been quietly chugging along, capping its funding at $7 million because, according to CEO Charles Teague, the company has been profitable since at least last March. MobiHealthNews talked to Teague about maintaining...
By Jonah Comstock February 6, 2015
When Under Armour bought MapMyFitness for $150 million in November 2013, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank specifically told the Wall Street Journal it was not the start of an acquisition spree. This week, Under Armour changed that tune when it spent an additional $560 million to buy MyFitnessPal and Endomondo, giving the company a major foothold in food, nutrition, and fitness tracking as well as in...
By Brian Dolan June 30, 2014
  The most frequent user of health and fitness apps for iPhones are mostly mothers between the ages of 25 and 54 who are sports fans and who generally lead healthy lifestyles, according to a recent study that tracked 6,800 health and fitness apps and about 100,000 people who used them. "In 2013 while the overall mobile app industry grew 115 percent in terms of average daily usage, the health and...

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