January 16, 2017
Health enterprise SaaS company Welltok announced an expanded partnership with IBM Watson Health. Health managers using Welltok’s CafeWell Health Optimization Platform to organize individual’s health resources and benefits will have the data analytics and cognitive computing technology of IBM Watson to improve their approach to consumer health, including episodic clinical care and everyday...
January 12, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio based PatientPoint, which makes engagement platforms and apps for providers and patients, is collaborating with the American Heart Association to provide educational resources on heart health and stroke prevention to doctors and physicians at the point of care.
PatientPoint will act as an extension of the American Heart Association’s informational efforts, leveraging its network...
December 12, 2016
The American Medical Association, The American Heart Association, HIMSS and the DHX have joined to create Xcertia, collaborative to evaluate and improve the safety and effectiveness of mobile health apps.
The goal of the group is to establish best practices in mHealth app development, officials say. Xcertia aims to create a framework to improve mobile development and will serve as a resource to...
February 9, 2016
It’s been almost a year since IBM launched its newest health-focused business unit, called Watson Health and a new cloud offering called the Watson Health Cloud.
Before IBM formalized Watson Health, the company's well-known super computer brand had already been involved in healthcare for some time, partnering with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Welltok. And at the...
August 17, 2015
MyHeart Counts, an app based on AHA guidelines.
A new review published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, looked at mobile health interventions around cardiovascular health over the last 10 years and concluded that a number of improvements are needed to the general state of mobile health efficacy studies.
"Our literature searches uncovered a wide variety of products...
August 6, 2015
Stanford has expanded its ResearchKit-based heart health trial, run from the MyHeart Counts iPhone app, to Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. MyHeart Counts was one of the first five apps to launch when Apple announced ResearchKit, an open source platform helps researchers build medical apps and more easily recruit patients for clinical trials.
“The idea is to move into one country at a time until...
May 20, 2013
This week the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, and Ad Council officially launched Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., an app that aims to help users identify when someone is having a stroke. The app was based on Think FAST, and app launched by Australia's National Stroke Foundation in 2010.
F.A.S.T. stands for the steps a bystander should take to determine whether someone is having a...
July 13, 2011
Skyscape's CardioSource mobile app, which features the latest research in the cardiology field, has been downloaded more than 14,000 times since it became available in the iTunes AppStore in early April. The app is a collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). It's free to download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and also available for BlackBerry and Android.