October 22, 2015
An American Well video visit.
The American Medical Association has begun the process of creating a host of new CPT codes to support the reimbursement of telemedicine. A working group tasked with generating such a list met for the first time last week.
CPT stands for "Current Procedural Terminology" and the codes are used by healthcare providers and insurers to communicate the nature of...
March 28, 2013
In the run-up to and in the wake of last week's congressional hearings on potential Food and Drug Adminstration regulation of mobile health and medical apps, we have heard numerous alternatives to the existing FDA regulatory framework proposed.
Congress should give the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) the power to regulate not only apps, but also...
November 18, 2011
In the last week, 250 apps published to the health and medical categories of Apple's AppStore. By our count, 134 belonged to the health & fitness category, while 116 were found in the medical category of the AppStore.
We found eight apps of those 250 that launched this week to be noteworthy. They include offerings from three big name consumer brands, one from a well-known medical association...
November 14, 2011
The American Medical Association's (AMA) first consumer app, My Medications, hit Apple's AppStore late last week. The app allows patients to manage their medications, immunizations, allergies, and to access their medical team's contact information. The app costs just under a dollar: $0.99.
In March, the AMA released CPT E/M QuickRef, a reference guide that helps physicians determine the...
November 3, 2011
Every day dozens of new health-related apps make their way into the AppStore. This week we noticed about a half dozen health apps that we felt were worth highlighting, including the quiet launch of a video consultation app that has made a lot of noise pre-launch (more on that below).
MobiHealthNews continues to track the growing number of apps available to both medical professionals and consumers...
August 14, 2009
Verizon Wireless recently sent out a press release promoting their mobile health and fitness applications, some of which have been around for a number of years: Bones in Motion, Diet Fitness Diary, The Pill Phone, Healthy Body and Howcast. The applications are available for select Verizon Wireless phones and can be downloaded directly to the phone via the Media Center/Get It Now portal.
June 16, 2009
Round-up of mHealth and related stories from the past week:
AMA inks HealthVault deal: Last week at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference the company announced an agreement with the American Medical Association and portal developer, Covisint, to offer its physician members their own online portal to exchange health data with patients. Once a patient gives a physician access, physicians will be...