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...
September 23, 2013
Cleveland Clinic's two-year-old app-based concussion assessment system C3 Logix has moved to Pennsylvania-based Allegheny Health Network through a limited licensing agreement with iComet Technologies.
Athletic trainers with Allegheny Health Network have begun testing with the system this month and plan to expand the program to all 14 school districts that receive athletic training services...
August 26, 2013
The Cleveland Clinic developed the Cleveland Clinic Concussion Assessment System (C3), a two-year-old iPad app that measures concussion severity and recovery, to "bring continuity of assessment across a large healthcare organization," according to biomedical engineer Jay Alberts. It now is showing promise as a way to maximize limited resources for treating head injuries in rural communities.
July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
"I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
April 15, 2013
Cleveland Clinic has built an app to help both physicians and patients find cancer clinical trials. The app, available for free from the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, allows users to search the Cleveland Clinic's the 130 active clinical trials by disease, phase, hospital location, or doctor. Although the app has been available since the end of January, the Cleveland Clinic has just...
March 21, 2013
Provider apps with a focus on patient engagement are set to be a big trend this year.
This month The Cleveland Clinic introduced its tenth app, called Cleveland Clinic Today. The app, which is only available for iPad users currently, provides patients with health and wellness tips, quizzes, and an interactive model of the human body. While anyone can download the app, Cleveland Clinic patients...