March 1, 2010
Google Health announced a number of deals at HIMSS -- including integration with Surescripts, an e-prescribing network in the US, which Google says will help accelerate the availability of prescription drug history to Google Health users. On the mobile front, Google Health announced a deal with Withings for its WiFi Body Scale, which now allows Google Health users to seamlessly update their...
February 9, 2010
At the mHI event in Washington D.C. last week, Keas CEO and former Google Health head Adam Bosworth gave attendees an update on his startup's progress and hinted that more mobile functionality will be added to the online care plan service as soon as this week. Bosworth said he decided to present at the event last minute and that he was really in town to meet with the HHS' Office of the National...
February 4, 2010
It's a simple question: Do mobile health tools require a doctor's prescription? Or will the main driver for mHealth services bubble up from consumers and patients largely without care providers weighing in?
Throughout the keynote sessions at the mHealth Initiative's event in Washington D.C. this week, the focus was squarely on care providers' adoption of mobile technologies, their integration to...
December 31, 2009
While our year-end report is a solid snapshot of the state of the industry at the end of 2009, we noticed that a good number of our most popular news posts from the past year did not find their place in the overall narrative.
As expected the iPhone was a dominant theme for our most popular posts of 2009, which were picked based on which ones accumulated the greatest number of views during the...
December 22, 2009
The Wall Street Journal today published a feature on tracking vital signs using smartphone applications: "Your iPhone Just Called: Your Blood Sugar is High," a poorly-worded headline (apps don't make your iPhone "call" you) but the article gives great exposure to a number of companies working in wireless health: AllOne Health, TheCarrot, Ringful, Polka, Microsoft, WebMD and more.
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" (...
October 20, 2009
A recent Brookings Institute report that we pointed to last week has drummed up a lot of response from the political commentary crowd: Joe Rothstein, editor of EIN News, penned an editorial in U.S. Politics Today this week that picked up where Brookings Institute's Darrell West left off:
"Physicians and patients are going to have to learn how to migrate into the new medical world. That may not be...
October 14, 2009
Last week Microsoft launched a beta version of My Health Info, an online health information management service that pulls data from HealthVault but also offers users widgets that help them upload and organize their HealthVault data. As you may expect, the widgets include connections with personal health devices like heart-rate monitors and pedometers. My Health Info is part of MSN.
October 14, 2009
AirWatch-Homecare: AirWatch, which offers enterprise mobile device management software inked a deal with Homecare Homebase to offer the home healthcare company's workers AirWatch's Device Link technology to track, monitor and manage point-of-care mobile devices. Device Link is already used on 2,500 home healthcare professionals' mobile devices in the U.S. More
Google Wave-Google Health: We have...
October 6, 2009
On the same day that its former leader launched his own online healthcare start-up, Google Health announced that it had inked deals with two more health insurers: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and American Postal Workers Union Health Plan. That brings the count up to three insurers since Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA signed on last year. Google released the announcement at the Health 2.0 event,...