September 13, 2016
As the Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, you might expect Adrienne Boissy to be a champion for the health system's many mobile apps. But, at the Pop Health Forum in Chicago this week, Boissy took a different tack, arguing that apps by themselves are not a strategy, and can get in the way of a positive patient experience if they're not deployed smartly.
"I just learned the...
May 17, 2016
American Well announced a new enterprise telehealth service at the American Telemedicine Association annual conference in Minneapolis this morning. The new service, called the Exchange, will allow payers and providers who use white-labelled American Well telehealth services to offer their care to one another.
“We typically work with large health insurance companies and large health systems and...
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 13, 2016
Cleveland Clinic providers will now offer online and mobile video visits to CVS Minute Clinic customers in Ohio. The partnership is powered by American Well’s video visits offering. American Well previously partnered with CVS and Cleveland Clinic in separate deals.
“Our longterm view of telehealth is that it’s not only a new, welcome service that we can offer our existing patients, but it’s a way...
November 10, 2015
Since IBM launched its Watson Health business unit at HIMSS last year, the group has pushed out plenty of news -- mostly partnerships, acquisitions, and the opening of Watson Health's Cambridge office. But at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president of innovations at IBM and chief science officer of the IBM Watson Health Group, spoke about how those partnerships...
September 1, 2015
Pictured above: A device from Cambridge-based MC10, a company focused on flexible electronics.
The US Department of Defense is making a big bet on flexible electronics, an area of technology with close ties to mobile health. The DoD announced last week that it will invest $75 million in a public-private partnership called the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics,...
June 16, 2015
Cleveland Clinic has released a new video visits app for Ohio residents, called MyCare Online, that offers patients 24-hour access to a medical professional for urgent care needs. The service is powered by American Well.
MyCare Online has been available in the iTunes store since at least August 2014, and until recently, the app was part of a pilot program -- Cleveland Clinic physicians scheduled...
May 18, 2015
Health kiosk company SoloHealth has changed its name to Pursuant Health and raised $2.4 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. Per the company's website, the name change reflects a new partnership with Cleveland Clinic Wellness, which the company embarked on at the end of March. This will add a workplace wellness business to the company's existing public kiosk business.
April 29, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia-based Cox Enterprises has invested in local company Rimidi, which has developed diabetes management and population health software.
Rimidi said it would use the funds to expand into other markets.
"We are thrilled to receive this investment from Cox Enterprises, a company that embraces innovation and collaboration and is helping shape the future of healthcare," Rimidi CEO ...
April 14, 2015
IBM Watson has taken a giant step deeper into the healthcare industry with the formation of a new business unit called Watson Health and a new cloud offering called the Watson Health Cloud. The move also includes some big name partners -- Apple, Johnson and Johnson, and Medtronic -- and two acquisitions: Cleveland-based Explorys and Dallas-based Phytel.
Watson has been involved in healthcare...