December 10, 2014
New York City-based Happtique, which had developed a health app certification and "prescription" platform, has been acquired by SocialWellth for an undisclosed sum. Happtique was a wholly owned subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
It shut down its app certification program in December 2013 after a health IT firm exposed security issues...
December 13, 2013
Happtique, subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association’s for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, has suspended its mobile health app certification program after the CEO of a health IT firm posted a blog post exposing security issues with two apps Happtique had certified as secure. Harold Smith III, CEO of Monkton Health, posted the findings on his personal blog, according to a report over at...
May 16, 2013
Happtique, a high-profile subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association's for-profit arm GNYHA Ventures, has had a rocky few weeks.
The association recently made the decision to re-focus Happtique just on hospital customers and strip upwards of $1 million out of Happtique's budget. The contentious decision led to the resignation of Happtique's CEO Ben Chodor, MobiHealthNews has learned...
September 6, 2012
A Cambridge, UK-based startup called Cambridge Healthcare just launched a health-specific app store for patients in the UK. The store is actually part of a personal health platform, a PHR that is available to patients in the country's National Health Service (NHS) system, for free. The offering is called: How are you?
In recent months Cambridge Healthcare has inked deals with Microsoft to...
August 20, 2012
This week the The New York Times delved into a notion -- hard to call it a trend yet -- that has received a lot of ink this year: Physician prescription of mobile health apps.
The report focuses on the Greater New York Hospital Association's subsidiary Happtique, which has slowly and surely developed a healthcare-focused appstore and delivery mechanism, a health app certification program, and a...
July 12, 2012
This week Happtique, the healthcare-specific appstore and mobile app prescription technology vendor, published its draft document for the mobile health app certification process its panel of advisors has been developing over the course of the past few months. Happtique is looking for public comments on its draft, which certainly seems a lot like the process the FDA used for its draft guidance on...
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...
January 11, 2012
Happtique, a healthcare-focused appstore, announced plans to create a certification program that will help the medical community determine which of the tens of thousands of health-related mobile apps are clinically appropriate and technically sound. The company has tapped a multi-disciplinary team to develop the "bona fide mHealth app certification program" within the next six months. The program...
September 28, 2011
Happtique, a spin out from Greater New York Hospital Association Ventures, announced this week that 11 healthcare organizations will beta test its app store for healthcare professionals. The trial will last eight weeks, after which more organizations can sign up for the service, according to the group.
Happtique curates medical and healthcare applications for healthcare enterprises and breaks...
October 20, 2010
Last spring the Greater New York Hospital Association's for-profit subsidiary, GNYHA Ventures, started looking into the mobile health space to determine just how it could help hospitals leverage mobile technologies to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. To gain a better understanding, GNYHA Ventures purchased a large number of Apple iPads, Corey Ackerman, the VP and associate general counsel...