February 25, 2019
Google has been busy recently. Just in the past week it has closed down its Google Fit website, launched a new drug disposal tool and announced the first clinical use of Verily’s machine learning tool for diabetic related diseases.
Below is a look at three of the company’s digital health announcements in the last week.
Addressing the opioid crisis
It started last Wednesday when Google...
April 26, 2018
This Saturday, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will host its third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. And this time, Google is helping out.
The search engine company and tech giant announced in a blog post yesterday that it would implement several features to support the DEA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis, starting with a Google Maps-based locator tool to help...
October 17, 2017
Google briefly tested, but has either removed or planned to remove, a feature in Google Maps that automatically added calorie counts to walking routes, and even expressed the number of calories as an equivalent number of "mini-cupcakes."
The feature was rolled out on a test basis to some iOS users, but was rapidly panned on Twitter. In addition to a general feeling that the app was shaming or...
July 6, 2016
New York-based indoor mapping and navigation company Connexient announced the launch of its app with the National Institute of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC) in Bethesda, Maryland. The app, called Take Me There, uses Connexient’s existing MediNav digital wayfinder, providing indoor GPS to, through and around the facilities, and links up to existing apps to provide information about nearby...
February 6, 2013
At the mHealth Summit in December, when Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini announced a March 2013 launch of the mobile version of Aetna's CarePass platform, he also previewed a fitness app called Passage: A Virtual Journey. The free app is available to everyone, not just Aetna members.
"Instead of staring at a book while you're on your elliptical or stairclimber, what we have is an opportunity to turn your...