August 6, 2014
During its quarterly call with investors this week WebMD teased a small acquisition it made last month, released some mobile adoption numbers, and discussed its recently launched health tracking offering.
"To further enhance our offering for physicians, in early July we made a small acquisition to enhance our patient simulation capabilities," WebMD's CEO David Schlanger. While the company hasn't...
May 20, 2014
Gauss's Triton Fluid Management system.
Back at the beginning of May, we reported on several mobile health FDA clearances from the previous month. But the FDA has been even busier than that, clearing at least three other big name mobile products in April, and a few more already in May.
First off, this month a couple of different iPad apps received FDA clearance. At the American Telemedicine...
June 3, 2013
Integrated health system Kaiser Permanente is launching an open API, called Interchange, that will enable developers to use publicly available information from Kaiser Permanente in their own apps. Initially, Kaiser Permanente will share data about the location, hours of operation and specialty information for the organization's 37 hospitals and more than 600 medical offices. That location data...
February 15, 2012
This week Telcare, makers of an FDA-cleared, cellular-enabled blood glucose meter, launched a free, companion iPhone app, called MyTelcare Diabetes Pal that helps Telcare BGM users to track their glucose readings, medications, nutrition, activities and more. The app automatically receives glucose readings from the TelcareBGM device, which means no more manual logging of blood glucose readings....
January 5, 2012
Walt Mossberg, technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, broke the news this morning that Telcare's cellular-enabled blood glucose meter will become commercially available next week. (Assumedly timed to launch at CES, the big consumer tech event in Las Vegas.)
Mossberg, who has Type 2 diabetes, also gave the device an overall positive review with very few caveats.
Telcare BGM is a 3G-...
November 30, 2011
According to a new report from UK-based Juniper Research, the number of downloads for health-related apps in 2012 will total 44 million by the end of next year. The research firm also predicts that the number of health app downloads will jump to 142 million by 2016. Considering the Apple AppStore only launched about three years ago (mid-2008), a prediction for app downloads five years from now is...
August 2, 2011
Entra Health Systems, creator of MyGlucoHealth, announced last week that it has received Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) clearance for the sale of its Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter in the country. MyGlucoHealth meters and test strips will be available for purchase in Canada immediately. The device secured FDA clearance and a CE Mark in 2009. MyGlucoHealth also launched...
June 13, 2011
Mathew discusses LifeScan's prototype iPhone BGM app in 2009
In early 2009 at an iPhone 3.0 launch event, Apple demonstrated how a LifeScan blood glucose meter could connect to the iPhone.
Anita Mathew from LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, demonstrated the prototype iPhone application that would let users upload glucose readings from their connected blood glucose monitors direclty to...
March 3, 2011
In this week’s MobiHealthNews industry roundup, Brian Dolan hit the nail on the head.
“Do-It-Yourself Health Care with Smartphones: That’s the misguided title of an article in the New York Times this week,” he wrote. “The article starts with the 500 million people will be using mobile health statistic — which is the best confirmation we have for mHealth being atop the Gartner hype cycle — and...
January 18, 2011
WebMD has officially announced the release of its Medscape mobile app for Apple's iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. More than 700,000 healthcare professionals already use Medscape mobile, according to the company. Epocrates says more than 1 million healthcare providers use its Web and mobile apps, but it does break out its user base for the iPhone: 175,000 physicians have Epocrates on...