January 18, 2018
San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare is one of the latest providers to use Apple’s CareKit, an open source toolkit for hospitals and health systems, to develop its mobile offering, the Sharp Health Companion app. The software is designed to help people navigate their surgery experience, including pre-surgery care, interventions, and post-surgery care.
In the pilot, which focused on cataract surgery...
June 14, 2017
For families with a child who has complex medical needs, keeping on top of all the information associated with their care and day-to-day functioning can be tough. Seeing that pain point, Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke Health System came together to develop an Apple CareKit-based iOS app called Caremap, designed to help families securely track their children’s health and share that data with...
January 10, 2017
A company called Tresorit has launched a new SDK called ZeroKit, meant to help developers working on Apple's CareKit platform surmount one of the biggest hurdles to developing healthcare applications: security. ZeroKit launched today and was promoted by Apple in a blog post on the CareKit website.
"We decided that healthcare is the sector that needs this technology the most given the recent data...
November 16, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System’s patient services app, which was developed with BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, is now available to Android users.
The app, MountSinaiNY, initially launched to iOS only in June, and offers patients a mobile portal to find centralized information and services. Patients can use the app to find doctors and facility locations, pay bills online, access the provider’s...
August 17, 2016
More and more, direct-to-consumer wearables companies are moving into business-to-business healthcare markets. It's not exactly a surprising move -- the potential for consumer technology to encourage healthier lifestyle choices is a core thesis of digital health, and one that could have big implications for healthcare as it faces a rise in chronic conditions. Nonetheless, over the course of the...
April 28, 2016
Apple announced CareKit, its new development framework for clinical care apps, at a special event in March. Today the framework went live for all developers, but three had early access. Those three developers unveiled their CareKit-enhanced apps today too.
“CareKit is a framework of modules that are being open-sourced to the world,” Jeffrey Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, one of the initial...
April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is focused on provider-related digital health news. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about M&A, payers, pharma, and funding.
Big movers in Q1: Apple, Harvard and Stanford
Apple once again made some big announcements this quarter that...
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...