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By Jonah Comstock December 10, 2015
The CVS MinuteClinic will roll out new mobile app features in 2016, MinuteClinic President Dr. Andrew Sussman announced this morning at the MassTLC Healthcare Conference. A feature currently being piloted in Washington, D.C. will allow users to see wait times for various MinuteClinic locations and to sign up remotely for an appointment. They'll then receive a notification 30 minutes before a...
By Jonah Comstock August 18, 2015
Correction: A previous version of this story misreported the percentage of people who said telehealth was worse than an inperson visit. That statistic is 1 percent, not 10 percent. One third of CVS MinuteClinic telehealth users actually preferred a video visit to an in-person one, according to a survey of 1,700 MinuteClinic telehealth users conducted by CVS between January and September 2014 and...
By Aditi Pai December 3, 2014
New York City-based Kinsa Health has announced that its FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer is now available at CVS and Apple Stores across the US as well as online at Amazon, Apple.com, and Kinsa's website. Kinsa's thermometer, which was cleared in January, connects to a smartphone via the headphone jack. The thermometer can be used orally, under-arm, or rectally. Data from the device...
By Aditi Pai October 3, 2013
The FDA final guidance finally published last week and it included very few surprises. One new section in the final guidelines -- that was not included in the draft guidance -- is a list of the types of apps that the FDA says will fall under its enforcement discretion. That means that these apps may meet the definition of a medical device, but the "FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion...
By Jonah Comstock March 25, 2013
CVS has officially upped the ante in the pharmacy app game. At Mad*Pow's Healthcare Experience Design Conference (HXD2013) in Boston, CVS Caremark Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer announced a new CVS iPad app, just as it hit the AppStore. "The culture of digital experimentation is something we're taking very seriously," Tilzer told attendees at HXD this afternoon. "It's not a normal app, it's...
By Brian Dolan April 8, 2010
New Jersey healthcare facility Meridian Health is working together with their local Best Buy store to assess whether consumers are comfortable buying connected health devices at a big box electronics store, Sandra Elliott, Director of Consumer Technology at Meridian Health told attendees at our event, MobiHealthNews Presents: Everywhere Healthcare in Las Vegas last month. "We have spent a...
By Brian Dolan October 22, 2009
Keas co-founder and COO George Kassabgi and Business Development Manager Lindsey Volckmann discussed the recent launch of Keas, an online health platform that works with care providers to offer Care Plans to offer users personalized action plans that empower patients to take control of their health. That's the plan, anyway. Volckmann was quick to point out that Keas is not a "typical PHR" (...
By Brian Dolan February 4, 2009
The co-founder and chairman of Jitterbug, the senior-focused mobile phone service, Arlene Harris weighed in on mHealth during a question and answer period here at TEPR. Harris summed up the mHealth opportunity rather succinctly: "There is a perfect storm coming here," Harris said. "The confluence of technologies like broadband in the home, internet-enabled wireless devices in the home, internet-...