March 5, 2013
The inescapable question for Microsoft at HIMSS 2013 is this: How does the company maintain relevance in a mobile ecosystem increasingly dominated by Apple iPhones and iPads? With its Surface Pro tablet, Windows 8 operating system, and Office 365 HIPAA-compliant cloud platform, not to mention a bevy of new app partners, Apple's longtime rival is doing its best to step up to the plate. The company...
August 15, 2012
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Alere acquired wireless remote patient monitoring company MedApps last month for an undisclosed sum, MobiHealthNews has learned. MedApps CEO Kent Dicks confirmed the news in an email to MobiHealthNews this afternoon.
MedApps offers a suite of home health devices, including the HealthPAL, a small, portable, dedicated device that the company used to collect data from...
August 14, 2012
Ubiqi Health Migraine Tracker Android App
New York City-based Precision Health Media, an online advertising network that works to help national brands and regional health care providers to "reach diagnosed health audiences", is launching a new channel for its customers, called ConditionMatch Mobile, to target patients with advertisements via mobile health apps. Precision has signed up AdTheorent...
May 2, 2012
This week San Francisco-based Castlight Health, which offers a personalized health care shopping platform that helps employees better understand the price of medical services and the quality of certain providers, announced that it has raised $100 million in its fourth round of funding. That is the largest amount of funding in a single round that MobiHealthNews has ever reported on.
November 10, 2010
2011 Top medical innovations: Cleveland Clinic ranks telehealth monitoring for individuals with heart failure or "Implanted Wireless Cardiac Device for Monitoring Heart Failure" as number 6 on its list of top 10 medical innovations for 2011. I wonder if the recent national reimbursement rate CMS announced for mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry had anything to do with this group making the list. ...
June 15, 2010
Castlight launches with $60 million: Lots of buzz this week about Castlight Health, an online healthcare price-compare service has raised $60 milllion in funding, some of which came from Cleveland Clinic. The startups founders include Relay Health founder Giovanni Colella and athenahealth co-founder Todd Park, who left Castlight to join the Obama Administration. Grocery store chain, Safeway is...
April 20, 2010
Cleveland Clinic optimizes website for mobile: The Cleveland Clinic has launched a mobile version of its website that will allow smartphone users to search for doctors and access general information about the hospital, according to a report over at MedCity News. The clinic's new mobile site is m.ClevelandClinic.org. According to data analytics firm Experian Hitwise, Cleveland Clinic's website has...
October 14, 2009
"The hottest company in the electronic medical records industry is a secretive Wisconsin outfit called Epic Systems," a recent Forbes article explained. "It does little marketing or advertising, shuns acquisitions, never issues press releases and tries to stay out of the headlines."
An EMR company with a penchant for the secretive? No wonder Apple has teamed up with Epic Systems to increase its...
August 12, 2009
Mobihealthnews recently caught up with HealthVault's Senior Global Strategist George Scriban to discuss how HealthVault fits into the wireless health discussion. Can mobile application developers synch their apps directly to HealthVault? Will Windows Mobile create apps that integrate to HealthVault? How does a medical device maker enable its users to send information to HealthVault? Scriban...
June 19, 2009
President Obama often touts Cleveland Clinic as a model for the rest of the healthcare system, according to an article from CNN, which notes that one reason for the praise is that "Cleveland Clinic is among the trailblazers in electronic record keeping and interaction with patients."
CNN's wording: "electronic record keeping" is a troubling riff on the traditionally used electronic health record...