April 8, 2014
Dr. Pete Hudson
A little more than two years after Aetna acquired popular mobile health app-maker iTriage, its cofounders -- two emergency medical doctors -- Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra have quietly left the health insurance company, MobiHealthNews has learned. A departure after a two-year earnout is a fairly common length of time for a startup founder to remain with their company's buyer,...
November 25, 2013
Patient empowerment often is about taking care into one's own hands. Usually that means making a lot of noise or at least asking a lot of questions. Less common is the entrepreneurial path in search of a technological fix to a personal health issue.
Michael Seres, co-founder of London-based 11 Health, took the latter approach.
As Seres tells it, he was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at age 12....
September 26, 2013
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September 20, 2013
One trend that emerged while researching MobiHealthNews' most recent report, 205 Hospital-branded apps for patients, was that children's hospitals are far and away the most creative and ambitious of healthcare providers in the United States using mobile apps for patient engagement.
Of the more than 200 apps now available in appstores from hospitals for patients, about 17 percent come from a...
August 6, 2013
The Alabama Department of Public Health has become possibly the first state health department to have a public mobile app. The department last month quietly released Apple iOS and Android versions of its mobile app, and made a public announcement late last week.
A free download from either Google Play or iTunes, the app is meant to improve dissemination of public health information to Alabama...
July 22, 2013
This month the FDA cleared Westborough, MA−based Reflectance Medical's noninvasive, peel-and-stick sensor for measuring muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2) and pH (pHm), an indicator of tissue acidosis. Reflectance's Multi-Parameter Mobile CareGuide 3100, which simultaneously and continually measures those two parameters, secured Class II clearance. Quickly reversing acidosis can help prevent serious...
June 11, 2013
Starting next month Medicare patients with diabetes who receive their diabetes testing supplies via mail order may or may not notice any changes, but after negotiating prices down, CMS is set to start paying the mail order diabetes supply companies about 20 cents per strip beginning July 1. Glooko CEO Rick Altinger told MobiHealthNews in an interview this week that the change is actually welcome...
June 6, 2013
Apple's review process for the apps angling to get into the AppStore has long been a pain point for developers. This week physician-led medical app review site iMedicalApps pointed out that a number of medical app developers have received rejection notices from Apple because they included medication dosage information in their app, and Apple says it only accepts medical dosage information...
May 30, 2013
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a versatile iPhone-based biosensor that, with about $200 worth of parts, is just as accurate as a $50,000 laboratory spectrophotometer.
The system, consisting of an iPhone cradle and an app, can detect viruses, bacteria, toxins, proteins and even allergens in food using the smartphone's camera as a spectrometer and the...
May 22, 2013
The pre-FDA clearance version of MobileCT
Nephosity, a San Francisco-based startup, has joined the swelling ranks of companies to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a mobile medical imaging app.
The FDA has approved Nephosity's MobileCT Viewer iPad app for remote diagnostic viewing of CT, MRI and X-ray images when a fixed workstation is not readily available,...