July 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has released its second patient-facing app, called Intermountain Health Hub. The app, available from both the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, contains a number of different features and functions for Intermountain patients including medical reference information, information for locating care, and access to health records.
The app has...
June 11, 2014
Lehi, Utah-based VoIP communications service for dentists, Weave, has raised $5 million led by A Capital, with participation from Homebrew, Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Initialized Capital, and Y Combinator, according to a report in TechCrunch. Weave has focused on dentist offices in North America as its first target market.
Weave plans to use the funds to build out its product's features, expand...
March 6, 2014
Web and mobile-based appointment booking service ZocDoc has announced plans to make its service available in all 48 contiguous states by the end of 2014. ZocDoc's free-to-patients service helps people find a provider or specialist in the first place, but it also helps them discreetly and efficiently make future appointments while avoiding the "Tetris game" of trying to coordinate their schedule...
February 27, 2014
Vitals, a website for reviewing and finding doctors, has partnered with DocASAP, maker of an online appointment scheduling platform for patients. Vitals will include DocASAP's appointment booking feature on its profiles of physicians who are DocASAP users.
This is Vitals' fourth deal with an appointment booking company. The first was a partnership with EMR maker drchrono. In 2011, Vitals' parent...
September 19, 2013
It's been about four years since healthcare providers began to seriously consider mobile applications as a new channel for communicating with their patients. In that time hospitals have experimented with many app-enabled patient engagement pilots, and some -- mostly quietly -- launched patient-facing apps. Over the course of the past few months MobiHealthNews has been scouring the Apple and...
August 8, 2011
Athens, Georgia-area hospital Athens Regional Health Services recently started including QR (Quick Response) codes in its print advertisements to encourage women to sign up for mammograms, according to a report from the Athens Banner-Herald. Smartphone users can take a picture of the QR code with their phones, which then send their mobile web browsers directly to the facility's website to sign up...