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...
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...