ePrescribing

By Jonah Comstock May 22, 2018
Specialty pharmaceuticals are all different, but there’s one thing they have in common: they are difficult to prescribe. Whether it’s because of high cost, high risk, narrow therapeutic range, or complicated dosing, these drugs require would-be prescribing physicians to prove to insurers the drug is the right choice for their patient by filling out a number of forms and providing key data about...
By Aditi Pai June 3, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire-based virtual pharmacy PillPack has raised $50 million in a round led by CRV with participation from Accel Partners, Atlas Venture, Menlo Ventures, and SherpaVentures. This brings the company's total funding to $62 million dollars to date. Existing investors include High Line Venture Partners, QueensBridge Venture Partners, and Founder Collective. "In the last two years...
By Brian Dolan May 10, 2012
Happtique, a subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, the business arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association, announced this week plans to launch a trial of its health app prescription platform, mRx, which aims to make it easy for physicians to prescribe health apps to patients. The patent-pending platform also enables physicians to know whether a prescribed app was downloaded if the app is an...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2010
Motorola commercially launched a new rugged, disinfectant-ready smartphone for nurses and clinicians that looks to enable healthcare providers to perform a number of tasks, including ePrescribing, vital sign monitoring, placing lab orders, tracking specimens, accessing test results and more. The eloquently named MC75A0-HC enterprise digital assistant (EDA) also features a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus...
By Brian Dolan September 8, 2010
According to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, about 40 percent of 2,000 consumers are willing to pay for a mobile health monitoring device like a scale, blood pressure cuff, glucose meter or heart rate monitor, but only if the price is right. The Wall Street Journal learned that of the 800 consumers that are willing to pay, 64 percent would only pay for the device if it cost less than $50....
By Brian Dolan July 28, 2010
Doctor in Pocket: Blueworld Communities launches physician advice application, Afridoctor, in South Africa. BBC Competition: Samsung's Bada Developer Challenge is offering prizes ($2.7 million total) to developers who can make applications that are attractive to “older and wizer” audiences. 3GDoctor Blog iPad: 10 ways the iPad is changing healthcare. Silicon Alley Insider Hype: Futuristic look at...