June 29, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) in New York announced yesterday the launch of MountSinaiNY, a new patient-facing app that the health system says will serve as an umbrella app for current and future patient-facing apps their team launches. Mount Sinai partnered with San Jose, CA-based LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime, to develop the app.
“This app serves anyone, anywhere,” Kumar Chatani...
March 29, 2016
Boston Children's Hospital has launched its second Apple ResearchKit study, Feverprints. Rather than a focus on a particular disease, Feverprints aims to study fevers in general and challenge centuries-old assumptions about what's normal.
"For hundreds of years temperature has been associated with human disease, but we really don’t know that much about it," Jared Hawkins, director of informatics...
March 21, 2016
At the same time as it announced CareKit, Apple announced in a press release that ResearchKit would be updated to more easily make use of users' genetic data, via a module designed by consumer genetics company 23andMe. Apple also added other modules for common medical tests to ResearchKit.
“The response to ResearchKit has been fantastic. Virtually overnight, many ResearchKit studies became the...
March 21, 2016
At an event in Cupertino today, Apple announced that it would take its ResearchKit framework and spin off a new, similar offering called CareKit, an open source toolkit for hospitals and health systems. CareKit will launch with two applications: one for home monitoring of Parkinson's and one for post-surgical discharge.
"When we introduced ResearchKit, our goal was to improve medical research and...
March 2, 2016
Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit biomedical research organization that developed the ResearchKit app mPower, has announced that it will release the first six months of data from the app. mPower, a Parkinson's-focused app, was one of the first five ResearchKit studies announced at Apple's launch of the kit in March 2015.
"An overwhelming number of mPower participants have chosen to donate their data...
November 12, 2015
LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company, just announced that its companion app, Reveal, for people with diabetes who use the OneTouch Verio Sync Meter, now enables data sharing with third party apps through Apple's HealthKit. The new functionality means Verio and Reveal users can now easily share their glucose numbers with any other health app that connects through Apple's HealthKit exchange....
November 5, 2015
Yale School of Medicine has launched a second ResearchKit study, and the new one aims to decrease the chance of pregnancy loss resulting from an undersized placenta. According to Yale, fetal death affects 30,000 women in the US annually.
The study is following up on earlier research done by lead research and director of the reproductive and placental research unit Dr. Harvey J. Kliman, which ...
November 4, 2015
Exco InTouch's mobile clinical trial software.
The FDA wants to know more about mobile-enabled clinical trials for investigational drugs. According to a recent post on the Federal Register by Associate Commissioner for Policy Leslie Kux, the FDA is soliciting comments "from a broad group of stakeholders on the scope and direction of the use of technologies and innovative methods in the conduct...
October 15, 2015
By the MobiHealthNews team
This morning a number of big name medical institutions launched new studies using Apple's ResearchKit, iPhones and, in at least one case, the Apple Watch. As more ResearchKit study apps become available on Apple's app store, it appears that many of them are laying the groundwork for future FDA-cleared medical apps. It not only seems to be the case, the medical...
July 7, 2015
It looks like the NIH may be the next big stakeholder to look to mobile tools for data collection in clinical research, joining the likes of Apple and Google. As part of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), announced in January during the State of the Union address, the NIH is considering using smartphones and wearables for data collection, according to a new...