April 9, 2015
Cleveland Clinic Innovations, a business unit at the Cleveland Clinic, has partnered with the Global Healthcare Innovations Alliance to launch a new e-commerce platform called ADEO. Through the website, both caregivers and patients will be able to purchase care tools, including a number of patient-facing mobile apps. The store quietly launched last October and now plays host to 13 products.
February 24, 2015
Boston-based video visits company American Well has announced that it is rolling out a tablet, called Telemed Tablet, to help providers expand their network and connect with specialists faster.
The current tablet being rolled out is a modified Microsoft Surface Pro, which American Well has stripped of extra features so that it can be HIPAA compliant. But according to an American Well spokesperson...
January 7, 2015
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced the publication of a long-awaited independent trial of the technology conducted by the Cleveland Clinic. As was reported at Heart Rhythm Society in May 2014, the trial showed that AliveCor's heart monitor detected atrial fibrillation that was present 100 percent of the time, and only returned false positives 3 percent of the time.
Researchers at the...
August 13, 2014
According to a new report from Reuters, Apple's announced partnership with EHR provider Epic Systems may not be an exclusive one. The news outlet says Apple is in talks with Allscripts about how HealthKit could integrate with its systems, as well as with Johns Hopkins, Mt. Sinai, and the Cleveland Clinic. Of these organizations, all but the Cleveland Clinic declined to comment.
All the hospitals...
June 19, 2014
Fitlinxx, the enterprise-focused activity tracker company, has released a new version of its Pebble tracker, which lengthens the battery life and adds smartphone syncing for the first time.
The Pebble+ looks almost exactly like the Pebble, but has new components, according to Fitlinxx CEO Dave Monahan. He told MobiHealthNews that in addition to the mobile sync and longer battery life, the new...
June 9, 2014
At Apple's WWDC event earlier this month, the company finally announced its HealthKit and Health offerings, which will bring health tracking natively to the next generation of iOS. But there was no mention of Apple's long-rumored iWatch at WWDC. Now Nikkei Asian Review, a Japanese publication with a history of reporting Apple's release dates before they are announced officially, says Apple is...
May 22, 2014
The Epilepsy Foundation has launched a device and connected app on Indiegogo, called SAMi, that helps caregivers track family members who have recurring seizures (RS), according to a report over at Medgadget.
As reported on the group's Indiegogo page, more than 37,000 children are diagnosed with RS every year. And at night, it is difficult for caregivers to track whether a seizure occurred.
May 8, 2014
HealthSpot, a Dublin, Ohio-based company building telemedicine kiosks for workplace and retail locations, has raised $8 million from undisclosed investors, bringing the current raise, which began in March 2013, to $18 million total. This is the company's first round since 2012 and brings their total known funding to $23 million.
HealthSpot kiosks are designed for supermarkets, pharmacies, and...
February 12, 2014
The Cleveland Clinic has released a patient-facing iPad app to help users manage epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. The app, called MyEpilepsy, contains both educational materials and tracking tools for patients. According to the CDC, about 2.8 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
The informational features on the app include epilepsy...
October 23, 2013
Madison, Wisconsin-based Wellbe raised $1.4 million to expand its web-based patient coordination software Guided CarePath and fund further development, according to a press release.
Undisclosed angel investors in Madison and a few other states contributed $1.1 million to the round and the remaining $300,000 is borrowed from a local city management development corporation, Director of Marketing...