Moshe Bar Siman-Tov speaks at MedInIsrael 2019 in Tel Aviv. Photo by Roy Habani.
April 1, 2019
With a population of just 9 million, Israel is not a large country. But its contributions to health innovation, in particular digital health, are outsized. The country boasts 500 digital health startups as well as hospitals like Sheba Medical Center, which has recently been ranked in the top 10 in the world by Newsweek.
What does the country have going for it? A mostly interoperable, fully...
December 18, 2018
About the Authors: Matthew Holt is Co-Chair of Health 2.0 conferences (now owned by HIMSS), publisher of The Health Care Blog, where this piece originally appeared last month. He also serves as co-chair of Catalyst @ Health 2.0 and president of SMACK.health. Olivia Dunn, an associate at Healthy Communities Institute, and Kim Krueger, a Venture Associate at Plug and Play, also contributed to this...
April 30, 2018
Fitbit and Google have entered a partnership focused on better leveraging wearables and cloud-based technologies for digital health, the companies announced this morning. The effort will be largely focused on refining EHRs to give medical practitioners a comprehensive look into a patient’s health during treatment, according to a statement from Fitbit.
“Over the past decade, we have built an...
April 25, 2018
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital.
Indeed, it starts with a new moniker: meaningful use is being renamed “Promoting Interoperability.”
The proposed rules and request for...
May 10, 2017
Modernizing Medicine, which makes a mobile-based EHR for specialists, has raised $231 million from global private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The company has raised funding a number of times before, so this raise takes its total funding to $318 million.
“We expect this infusion of capital from Warburg Pincus to be instrumental in advancing our mission to transform how healthcare information is...
April 27, 2017
Souix Falls, South Dakota-based DocuTAP, which makes tablet-based EMR and practice management software, has acquired Atlanta-based Clockwise.MD, a maker of mobile appointment-booking software. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"DocuTAP shares our entrepreneurial approach and commitment to providing a better experience for patients and providers alike. We are pleased to join forces and...
March 14, 2017
Epic announced with little fanfare that its App Orchard is now officially open for business. And the EHR vendor is inviting third-party developers to highlight their best work, not only with FHIR, but also other open application programming interfaces.
Epic competitors. including Allscripts and Cerner, are also pushing what their top executives describe as a more open approach to data...
September 26, 2016
MobiHealthNews took a look at Apple's top picks of medical apps in the AppStore. Their offerings span seven categories and 88 apps and run the gamut of surgical simulation training, medication dosing, EMRs, fitness tracking and more. They are organized to be used by physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals, medical students and patients. Prices for apps are noted as listed, although...
December 17, 2014
Dr. William Tierney
HIPAA is designed to give patients control of their own medical data -- who can see it, who can access it, and who can use it, especially with regards to third parties. But when it comes to physicians themselves, the status quo is patients being expected to fully disclose, so doctors have all the information they might need to treat them. A new study is challenging that...
October 16, 2014
A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews compiled a list of 23 health and wellness apps that connect to Apple’s HealthKit platform, which feeds health and wellness data from third party devices and apps into its consumer-facing app, called Health. Health is preloaded on all iPhones running iOS 8.
And even though, last week, popular activity tracker app Fitbit posted on its customer feedback forum that it...